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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

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Ratings: 4,764
Reviews: 935
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,855
Gots: 1,773 | FT: 145
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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4.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Thanks to Jay for opening this one.

A: Poured a deep black, very similar to regular BCBS, slightly oily with a nice mocha colored head on top. Decent retention and sparse lacing.

S: Lots of coffee grounds and some espresso with the bourbon playing a little bit of backseat here. A little bit of dark chocolate and hints of vanilla and oak.

T: A nice combination of coffee, espresso, bourbon, and dark chocolate. I am happy that the coffee is not as strong as the aroma and that the bourbon comes through a little bit more than I anticipated.

M: Full bodied, thick and chewy. Not much heat at all.

O: Liked it more than expected, but not as much as regular BCBS, Vanilla, or Rare.

mdaschaf, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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THECPJ, Jan 05, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, #2054 that was bottled on 3/26/10. Dobby gave me the hookup on this bottle, and it was allowed to warm some before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout pours total black. Nigel Tufnel might say that it could be none more black. Three fingers of mocha foam rise up to crown the beer. Head retention is very good, but lacing is pretty much nonexistent. The nose is absolutely fantastic, I don't think I could ask for anything more. Rich milk chocolate, fresh brewed coffee, and smooth bourbon each jump out of the glass, no aroma dominating, but all of them quite pungent. The flavor doesn't quite live up the expectations set by the out of this world aroma. The milk chocolate aspect of the beer appears at the open, but fades quickly. That leaves the coffee, and a bourbon flavor that has a bit more bite than the nose would have led me to expect. The body is very full, with a perfectly subtle carbonation. The mouthfeel just doesn't have that creamy edge that would have completed the picture though. Almost two years later I'm impressed by how much coffee presence is left in Bourbon County Coffee Stout, and I'm looking forward to the next batch of this excellent bourbon barrel aged stout.

axeman9182, Jan 05, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff and Erik for sharing this one during the BA tasting in Utrecht. Had this one side-to-side with the Rare, Vanilla and the Brand Stout.
Look: the beer pours a dark black color with almost no head.
Smell: Pure chocolate, coffee beans with hints of vanilla.
Taste: Sweet chocolate and caramel, mixed with bourbon with a very nice bitter coffee aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: low carbonation, full bodied.
Overall: After the Rare, this was my favorite. I am so thankful to Jeff and Erik for giving me the opportunity to try this one

rvdoorn, Dec 30, 2011
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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