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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 4,479
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,632
Gots: 1,681 | FT: 136
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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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jhawth

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured from bottle into a snifter. Pours an impenetrable solid black with a finger-width, beige head that dissipates relatively quickly to a very thin foamy cap.

Aroma: Big coffee notes are immediately apparent. Smooth, chocolatey, vanilla-y, woody, roast-y, coffee grounds. I could smell this beer all day.

Taste: Bourbon flavors are more apparent, but very smooth and nicely integrated with coffee flavors. Finishes with more coffee and chocolate notes, super long.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, low carbonation, seems somewhat less viscous than normal Brand Stout.

Overall: Spectacular. Coffee flavors are very present, but blend very nicely with bourbon and roast-y malt flavors. Very curious to see how this one ages, glad I got a four pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 03:12:16 | More by jhawth
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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.
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,479 ratings.