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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,658 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,658
Reviews: 927
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 2,784
Gots: 1,731 | FT: 138
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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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-01-2014 01:40:59 | More by Perderick
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-31-2014 18:33:01 | More by Mix_Master_Mike
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MikeT77

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-31-2014 18:28:17 | More by MikeT77
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.8%

03-31-2014 17:14:48 | More by Scott231
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

03-31-2014 16:56:33 | More by DavidK
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.81/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into snifter.
2013 Vintage; thanks to UncleJazz for the bottle!

This beers pours darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night with a short dark mocha head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing. The nose is strong and mouthwatering and is dominated both by rich malt and boozy bourbon with notes of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, toffee and nutty oak. On the palate is big bourbon and malty toffee/caramel sweetness, dark chocolate and loads of coffee/espresso. The mouthfeel is very round, smooth, velvety and huge on the palate. I didn't know what to expect and have been dissapointed by coffee stouts in the past, but this one is just fantastic.

03-31-2014 13:53:46 | More by mtomlins
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Showvoisier

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-31-2014 05:40:43 | More by Showvoisier
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blankenhoney

Ohio

5/5  rDev +6.8%

I poured this one (bottled Nov. 2013) into a Bourbon County snifter. It's dark with the thinnest of heads. A bit foamy at first, but the head is gone, never to be seen again, after about 5 minutes. Looks oily and viscous. The nose is incredible: roasted espresso beans that have been soaked in bourbon. Heavy amounts of roast, espresso, and sweet bourbon vanilla. My god. Taste follows the nose, then hammers it out of the park: equal parts iced espresso and bourbon. Both flavors are there, and neither overpowers the other: complementary. Am I drinking a bourbon-spiked espresso, or a bourbon with a shot of espresso in it? It's both of those things, and something else entirely. The booze is definitely there, warming me up but not knocking me out. Lovely vanilla marshmallows round out each sip. Mouthfeel is thick, viscous, and smooth. So luscious and decadent. Simply astonishing: the balance between the roast coffee, the heavy bourbon, and the luscious mouthfeel is out of this world. The finest beer I've ever had. I've got one BCBCS left, and I'll be enjoying it on my wedding night. It's that kind of beer. Cheers!

03-31-2014 02:36:31 | More by blankenhoney
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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Texas

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California

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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Illinois

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Michigan

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Florida

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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

03-29-2014 02:27:57 | More by JayCheG
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.54/5  rDev -3%

Dark as night and impenetrable to light. Brussels lacing. Not much to speak of in the way of head. A minimal amount of dark khaki colored foam is barely present. I've had Founders Breakfast Stout but this coffee aroma is so strong it nearly has a physical presence. The body is thick and sticky and carries a certain weight to it. The front of the palate is brutally intense coffee and deep dark malt.

03-29-2014 02:09:07 | More by Franziskaner
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Louisiana

5/5  rDev +6.8%

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California

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Illinois

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,658 ratings.