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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 4,490
Reviews: 919
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,641
Gots: 1,681 | FT: 136
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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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BoardwalkBock

New York

4.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally after all the hype I came across a 4 pack of this in a little store near my place in Rhode Island. Everytime it comes to my neck of the woods in Long Island it is gone before I know it. I've had the Barleywine, and the Brand Stout before. I was blown away by the Barleywine, but found the Stout to be a little to strong on the alcohol presence (it is 15% after all!). With that being said, I love all types of stouts. Drinking two immediately and aging the other two until next year, or until I can't keep myself from opening one.

Beer was drank at room temperature and poured into a snifter.

As soon as I opened the bottle, the aromas just exploded. Coffee, bourbon and a hint of chocolate. Alcohol is easily detectable in the nose.

The pour reveals an extremely jet black, syrup-like beer that has virtually no head what-so-ever besides the slight carbonation lacing around the edges of the glass. Completely black, exactly what I expect it.

First sip. Absolutely delicious. Coffee, vanilla, bourbon and an exotic chocolate fudge taste at the end. BIG, bold flavors. The flavors linger on your palate for an extremely long time until you decide that you need another sip. Coffee taste is brilliant and balances well to keep the bourbon from overpowering the beer. Excellent.

Very heavy beer, and the alcohol is clearly present. Just a reminder to pace myself with this one. However, I'm finding it hard to just "sip".

Overall, a flawless example of an Imperial Coffee Stout. For $5 a bottle, it's absolutely worth it. I don't say that often. If you come across it, don't worry about the price, it's a must have for beer lovers.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 23:31:27 | More by BoardwalkBock
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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