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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 4,495
Reviews: 920
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,645
Gots: 1,679 | FT: 134
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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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zhanson88

California

4.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer pours out a very dark brown color that appears pitch black in glass. One finger medium tan colored head forms which has decent retention and lacing. Good looking beer.

Smell: I get a lot of roasted malts of course as well as a pretty obvious coffee presence that really adds something. A good barrel presence as well, but they do seem a bit on the muted side. The barrel has definitely given-way a bit here.

Taste: A lot of roasted malts up front of course. And here is where I can really tell the difference between this and regular BCS. I get a great deal of coffee flavor, and a nice barrel presence that isn't too prominent. A good deal of bitter baker's chocolate comes out as the beer warms more, and the bourbon presence integrates better too.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Between medium and full bodied with fine carbonation, and is pretty creamy overall. Overall, the flavor is the highlight of the beer for me without a doubt. The coffee is a nice addition to the base BCS.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 01:15:47 | More by zhanson88
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Big and rich, completely black but in some very dark brown at the thick edges, there's a certain oily texture to this big stout. The head is a brown-colored one about a finger tall. Retention is good, and it manages some good lacing despite the oils.
Coffee! Lots of fresh coffee, just-roasted grounds all in the nose and mouth. It's the forefront, but it lets the stout express itself all the same. There's lots of dark cocoa, and the bourbon barrel makes its way in softly but firmly with notes of vanilla and wood while offering just a little heat. The wood is dry and oaky, not a soft wood by any means. The coffee is just so rich and full, especially in the nose. It's like drinking a shot of espresso while sniffing a cup of fresh grounds right next to it after putting a little of very rich chocolate sauce, fresh made from cocoa beans, while having a snifter of bourbon right next to it.
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,495 ratings.