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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 5,781
Reviews: 1,047
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 3,519
Gots: 2,348 | FT: 189
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-22-2010

2013 Release - Intelligentsia ‘Los Inmortales’
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2010 Release - Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso Beans
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4.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.9/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.96/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerguykirk
5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mouthfeel is full and coats your mouth with a rush of coffee, chocolate, chewy brownies, and a slight touch of Bourban. Alcohol is hidden so you would never think you were drinking a beer that comes in at almost 13%. World class and a beer that must be on every stout fans top 5.

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Groveland Tap in St. Paul, MN. 10 oz. serving in a chalice. 2014 vintage.

Appearance: Color is an oily midnight black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a decent finger of tan head that fades into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very roasty and rich dark malt driven aroma with huge hints of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. Big upfront scent of coffee beans along with dark roasted barley malt hints of dark chocolate, burnt toast, smoke, biscuit, caramel, and yeast. Big barrel presence with hints of bourbon whiskey, vanilla, oak, and wood. Sweet scent of molasses sugars. Subtle dark fruit hints of cherry and prune. A really great smell.

Taste: Like the nose indicates, a very rich and roasty dark malt driven taste with lots of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. Big upfront taste of bitter dark roast coffee beans. Dark roasted barley malt with big notes of dark chocolate, biscuit, toast, toffee, caramel, smoke, and yeast. Big barrel taste with notes of bourbon whiskey, sweet vanilla, wood, and oak. Sweet taste of molasses along with some tobacco and anise. Subtle dark fruit undertones of cherry, raisin, and prune. A great roasty taste.

Mouthfeel: Thick and full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, syrupy, and fairly chewy. The huge alcohol percentage is masked pretty well.

Overall: A truly great Barrel Aged Coffee Stout. Great blend of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon barrel flavors with a body that is thick but still drinkable. Glad to finally try this after striking out on the bottles for the last few years.

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4.67/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.98/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Serving: 12 oz. bottle poured into a Founder's CBS snifter. Bottled on 11/7/14, making this about 3.5 months old.

A: Pours a tad thinner than BCBS, but still pitch black. Almost no head to speak of. Very still in the glass.

S: Just bursting with fresh pour-over coffee. Just a hint of vanilla and chocolate. Bourbon is present, but greatly masked by the coffee. There's a touch of dark fruit sweetness, but this is all coffee, all the way. Easily the best smelling coffee beer out there.

T: Wow, just wow. Fantastic coffee flavor up front. Just like fresh pour-over coffee. It's very clean and balanced, with a touch of spiciness to it. Bourbon comes through in the finish with loads of dry chocolate, vanilla, and toffee.

M: The coffee brings a sense of thinness here, which is different from BCBS. However, it's still very nice and full. Perfectly balanced beer. Booze well hidden in the taste, but definitely warms your belly.

O: So back when this was in bombers, I wasn't the biggest fan of this beer. But man, has it grown on me over time. In terms of pure coffee stouts, this is tops. It's magnificently balanced and the coffee is never overpowering. It's such a perfect interplay between bourbon and coffee. Amazing, amazing beer.

Recommendation: The only true annual-release variant, this should be on every craft beer lover's bucket list.

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4.73/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 5,781 ratings.