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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 4,482
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,632
Gots: 1,682 | 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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 batch, dated 01/11/12

A: Pours pitch black. Despite an aggressive pour I only managed a small espresso colored head out of this one. Fades fairly quickly. Almost no lacing at all.

S: Surprisingly not coffee dominated. Lots of toffee, caramel and vanilla from the bourbon. Strong roasted malt character - loads of chocolate and some char. Coffee bean is also strong but melded nicely with the rest of the aromas, not dominating. Sharp alcohol.

T: Some bourbon up front with sharp oaky vanilla and some toffee. Loads of coffee bean mixed nicely with some chocolate. Lingering strong coffee bitterness and mild char in the aftertaste. Fairly hot, especially up front. Less bourbon presence than normal BCS but it's still there.

M: Heavy, thick, smooth and creamy.

O: A must-have for the coffee stout lover. The coffee doesn't take over the beer but it's still very strong and tasty. I am not a coffee drinker and I think I'd prefer this with at least a year on it to let it settle down a bit. In fact I do have last year's batch as well which I will have to add to this review at some point. I find that I prefer regular BCS over this. Coffee sort of drowns out the complexity and balance of regular BCS.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:29:36 | More by Dope
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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