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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 4,492
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,640
Gots: 1,681 | FT: 135
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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:
2013 Release - Intelligentsia ‘Los Inmortales’
2012 Release - Intelligentsia La Tortuga Beans
2011 Release - Intelligentsia Anjilanaka Beans
2010 Release - Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso Beans

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-22-2010)
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

02-18-2014 16:59:03 | More by BEERschlitz
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Brenden

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big and rich, completely black but in some very dark brown at the thick edges, there's a certain oily texture to this big stout. The head is a brown-colored one about a finger tall. Retention is good, and it manages some good lacing despite the oils.
Coffee! Lots of fresh coffee, just-roasted grounds all in the nose and mouth. It's the forefront, but it lets the stout express itself all the same. There's lots of dark cocoa, and the bourbon barrel makes its way in softly but firmly with notes of vanilla and wood while offering just a little heat. The wood is dry and oaky, not a soft wood by any means. The coffee is just so rich and full, especially in the nose. It's like drinking a shot of espresso while sniffing a cup of fresh grounds right next to it after putting a little of very rich chocolate sauce, fresh made from cocoa beans, while having a snifter of bourbon right next to it.
The body is full, rich and thick, but it evens and lightens out in a surprising way, certainly more than I expect. I also can feel a certain oiliness to the grounds on the tongue. It's a good stout, and plenty rich, but it could be cleaner.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 15:03:58 | More by Brenden
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Dave_Heltzel

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-24-2014 14:01:33 | More by Dave_Heltzel
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Endocador

California

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-24-2014 03:45:46 | More by Endocador
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 bottle poured into Hoppin' Frog snifter.

Opaque, black elixir, thin mocha rim, swirls of lacing, and legs all day.

Coffee, toffee/caramel, char, earth tones, dark fruits, bourbon.

Bourbon first, coffee all throughout, thick, dark fruits and chocolate. Yum!

Heavy, thick, tasty, coats the mouth.

Wonderful coffee stout, complex, keeps bringing forth enticing, blended flavors that are unique to the style and keep this brew in a class by itself.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 03:05:20 | More by CaptCleveland
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griffey123

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-24-2014 03:03:47 | More by griffey123
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Raduea84


4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-24-2014 01:10:21 | More by Raduea84
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wingwalker3

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-23-2014 11:10:02 | More by wingwalker3
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-23-2014 08:27:35 | More by schnarr84
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-23-2014 00:54:35 | More by dumptruck81
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D35TR00

New York

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-23-2014 00:33:37 | More by D35TR00
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Drumtgot

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-22-2014 17:11:59 | More by Drumtgot
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -25.2%

07-22-2014 16:49:53 | More by curlybird
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Oliversarmy1085

Florida

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-22-2014 15:59:46 | More by Oliversarmy1085
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-22-2014 05:06:08 | More by johnnyboy76
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Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-22-2014 04:12:36 | More by Stagga_Lee
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Jared14

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2014 23:22:19 | More by Jared14
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Rubalaca

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2014 23:15:00 | More by Rubalaca
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Elprico

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-21-2014 21:36:38 | More by Elprico
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Billquirk

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-21-2014 20:26:11 | More by Billquirk
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nickrossello

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2014 18:21:44 | More by nickrossello
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Kweenz1684

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2014 17:25:50 | More by Kweenz1684
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the-gobbler

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-21-2014 15:22:22 | More by the-gobbler
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dcmchew

Romania

4.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage.
Nice pour, pitch black, small tan head.
Smells mostly of Bourbon and dark malts, some dark fruit, a small veggie note, and the fresh coffee isn't as strong as i expected.
That changes in the taste. Starts quite acidic with strong coffee and boozy raisin. Mellows down a bit after the initial sip, coffee gets roastier, some sweet spices, vanilla and nice barrel notes show up, clearer rich dark chocolate. Very clear Bourbon on the palate, packing a bit too much booze, but that's explainable (14.3 abv). Strong coffee in, strong coffee out in the aftertaste, with a touch of roasted malts and dark fruit.
Perfect for a sipper, especially because the booze doesn't seem to mellow down too fast.
Big on the coffee and barrel notes, it didn't quite live up to its huge hype. A monster RIS anyway, no need to be biased here.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 07:12:57 | More by dcmchew
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tywhite

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-21-2014 00:09:15 | More by tywhite
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,492 ratings.