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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,772 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,772
Reviews: 936
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,859
Gots: 1,774 | FT: 147
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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carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
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4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle.

A wonderfully balanced stout. Great roast flavor but without bitterness or astringency. And the roast comes with a rounded sweetness of chocolate.

Nicely full flavor while easy to drink. This stout left me wanting more, and it wasn't so big that it filled me up.

A nearly perfect beer!

birderbeerer, Jun 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2012 Vintage, split three ways, with a big cigar

Appearance: this beer pours a "black as night color" from the bottle with just a little toasted marshmallow colored head. The head goes quick though and just leaves midnight black in the glass. As you swirl it, the beer leaves legs like a perfect pour of bourbon

Smell: can smell this from across the room. It is like being in a coffee shop and having the barista drop in a dram of bourbon into your coffee. I found the smell to truly be perfect, as is clear by my rating of this brew. Lots of depth to the aroma- some hidden vanilla and blackberry notes.

Taste: I should just leave this blank, because I was so blown away by how this tasted that I was truly speechless yesterday when we cracked this. Front is pure espresso, roast/toasty notes are unavoidable- then the transformation takes place. Bourbon, toffee, salty caramel, almond, and marshmallow were all easily identifiable. So damn smooth.

Overall: I am not sure what else I could ask for in a beer- puts a 100$ bottle of bourbon to shame.

Cheers!

bitterbeerguy, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

DavidLikesBeer, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

wizo, Jun 07, 2012
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Billakowski, Jun 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.35/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was able to sample this for the second time this weekend. Pours a thick dark black with a frothy creamy tan head that sticks around for a bit. The aroma is dominated by the coffee but also has some chocolate and a caramel and hints of barrel to round it out quite nicely. The flavor is thick and sweet with a sugary mix of caramel chocolate and coffee. The addition of coffee seems to round out the bourbon and oak of the regular version quite nicely. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet creamy sugary mouthfeel. This is a big thick sweet monster of a beer that I thoroughly enjoyed. Too bad these are so hard to get.

johnnnniee, Jun 03, 2012
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,772 ratings.