1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,486 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 4,486
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,638
Gots: 1,681 | FT: 136
Brewed by:
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)
View: Beers (299) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,486 | Reviews: 918 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JoePat:
Photo of JoePat
JoePat

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pure a jet black with a thick dark tan head.

This beer has such a dark fruit aroma with notes of chocolate, bourbon, and coffee.

The flavor is great. It is like the coffee added the bitterness to start to balance out Bourbon County. Plums, raisons, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee.

The mouthfeel is thick and rich. The flavors coat your mouth and seem to never let go. While the coffee does start to balance out this beer it is still a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 13:56:06 | More by JoePat
More User Reviews:
Photo of wingwalker3
wingwalker3

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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

New York

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -25.2%

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

Florida

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-21-2014 00:09:15 | More by tywhite
Photo of MattLatuchie
MattLatuchie

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -25.2%

07-20-2014 22:12:24 | More by MattLatuchie
Photo of jallen5076
jallen5076

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-20-2014 19:51:59 | More by jallen5076
Photo of gtcastle
gtcastle

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.8%

07-20-2014 16:51:21 | More by gtcastle
Photo of lorenwhite7
lorenwhite7

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2014 15:56:17 | More by lorenwhite7
Photo of jakea
jakea

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2014 06:43:18 | More by jakea
Photo of just_in
just_in

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

07-20-2014 04:05:02 | More by just_in
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,486 ratings.