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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,533 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,533
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,678
Gots: 1,692 | FT: 137
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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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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees
BOTTLED ON: 03/26/10 2114
I was lucky enough to be at Binny's, in Chicago, last week when these were delivered. Grabbed a couple of bottles, happily.

Just like it should, this pours up black. It has a dark brown head of foam that is just about one-fingers worth thick. The retention is good and fades to a surface covering film. The lacing is very good and tries it's best to be sticky. The liquid leaves a thin filmy/oily coating though and the lacing keeps sliding back down because of this.

Wow, does that smell good! It has all of the bourbon presence of BCS but it is joined by a very wonderful presence of dark roasted coffee. These smells don't cancel/balance each other out so much as they just compliment each other. A big, rich, chocolate profile is joined by a very nice roasted malt presence. Definite hints of vanilla and oak. Less obvious notes of caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits.

Damn, that is smooth and delicious. This is a very big and bold beer, yet it is smooth enough that it doesn't come off as heavy-handed.
Very nice vanilla notes hit me first, followed by butterey oak and bourbon notes. Lots of chocolate mixes with a slight brown sugar presence. This gives way to a deep, dark, rich, coffee profile that is beyond my expectations. It finishes with a light touch of caramel and just a hint of dark fruits. The finish is rich and long-lingering.
The taste of the bourbon is here, but there isn't a trace of booziness. No heat at all.

This one is full-bodied and has a nice, medium level of carbonation. It is incredibly smooth and has a fantastic level of creaminess to it.

I don't taste the 13.00%abv, but it's not hiding it's effects. This is extremely smooth, well balanced, complex, and highly drinkable. Just be careful with it!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 04:30:45 | More by coldmeat23
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The beer was nice and dark, mouthfeel was amazing as with all bourbon county beers, nice and thick almost like a milkshake...
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A&S: Dark black colored beer, oily residue on the top, likely from the added coffee. Head doesn't hang around all that much, but when it was present it was a light brown color. Very deep black coffee tones, smells like straight chilled black coffee. The aroma hangs out at the same level the whole tasting.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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