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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,480 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,480
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,632
Gots: 1,682 | FT: 136
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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joefuzz

New York

5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 bottle
Pours jet black with a small ring of dark brown bubbles. Smells like a chocolate covered roasted marshmellow, with a slight alcohol presence. Taste starts off with some faded coffee and tons of chocolate and ends with a nice warming bit of bourbon barrel. Carbonation is soft and mouthfeel is on the thicker side. I have had this beer fresh and it was probably a 4.5 overall but with a few years on it an amazingly complex beer has devolped, glad I held onto this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 05:12:53 | More by joefuzz
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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.
Perfect for a sipper, especially because the booze doesn't seem to mellow down too fast.
Big on the coffee and barrel notes, it didn't quite live up to its huge hype. A monster RIS anyway, no need to be biased here.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,480 ratings.