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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,524 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,524
Reviews: 922
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,673
Gots: 1,691 | 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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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage
bottled on: 15NOV2013 1523

A: An aggressive pour into the snifter glass from the created a finger tall mocha color head made of fine bubbles that quickly fell into the blackness. A fine ring of foam was left around the edge of the glass and when swirled it kicked up legs that would make a sailor blush. Black as the deepest pit of despair, this beer actually sucks light from the room.

S: Big complex aroma on this, giving j00se a run for its money. Dark chocolate, espresso, cold coffee, vanilla, roasty notes, and bakers cocoa to name a few. No alcohol detected in the nose at colder temperatures, but as it warms up its noticable.

T: Huge flavor. Dark chocolate, espresso beans, vanilla, caramel, toffee flavors coming through in different intensities (mostly in that order), with an overall sweet profile. The barrel flavor is there but doesn't come through as distinctly as with the standard BCBS, but it seems to emphasis the coffee/espresso flavors better that way. As the beer warms up the flavors come through even mellower and silkier. Hop flavor and bitterness is low and neutral but enough to keep it in the background. As it warms up also getting a smokey note.

M: Silky smooth mouthfeel with a huge body as it washes over your tongue. Carbonation is low but enough to give it a little oomph. There is an alcohol warming sensation as its being sipped to remind you its in the 13% range. Also a little mouth drying sensation from the oak.

O: I could sip on this for daaays, but alas.. my only bottle. Huge Stout with a chocolate/vanilla/caramel forward malt bill with a subtle barrel character mixed with a great espresso/coffee flavor, how could you go wrong.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:37:12 | More by guityler83
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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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Served as the grand finale for the goose island themed tasting. Short notes from 7/27/14. Bottled 11/15/13. Served in a snifter.

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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