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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: 2,640
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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Vdubb86

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in celebratory fashion last night for my engagement, a huge thanks to my buddy Alex for that.

2011 vintage (even though it's release date is 2012) Served in a Cervoise Glass at Durty Nellie's in Palatine.

The appearance is abyssal black and pours super thick, there is absolutely no head on this beer what so ever, but it finds a way to make me forget about that pretty fast because once I smelled it god-damn was that wonderful. The aromatics off of the beer were the obvious notes of coffee and sweet bourbon, but even beyond that there was a candy like sugar smell and rich sweet milk chocolate aroma on the nose. One of my top beer smells ever. The aromatics amplified my enjoyment of the taste as well. The flavors were of a bourbon dark chocolate syrup to the point were I might consider this a dessert beer. The coffee is smooth and dosen't add really any bittering notes to beer what-so-ever. For something with dark chocolate, bourbon and coffee beans that is considered able to age for up to 5 years, this is smooth as heck right now. If it wasn't for the high ABV, I would have no problem drinking this all day long. Overall it was a great beer one of the best I've ever had the good fortune of trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 17:46:31 | More by Vdubb86
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,490 ratings.