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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,502 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,502
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,662
Gots: 1,685 | FT: 135
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)
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Reviews by Norica:
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Norica

Massachusetts

4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So glad to get a crack at this one as I've drank a good amount of GI since it showed up in the Boston area. The pour is great and aroma is like sticking your nose in a bag of fresh ground coffee. The mouthfeel and drinkability are off the charts without the alcohol burn that I get from fresh BCS. A great beer to share a bomber with friends with and one I don't think needs to be punished to the cellar for a few years. Rivals the 2007 Abyss as the most complex beer I've laid lips on and no reason to doubt that this beer deserves the accolades that it has been receiving....unless you live in California:)

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 06:48:19 | More by Norica
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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.
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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