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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: 5,081
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 3,083
Gots: 1,826 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Geuzedad, Jun 14, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 BCBCS poured from the bottle into a Utopias snifter

A- Pours black with a little brown to tan head

S- Coffee, bourbon, malt and touch of chocolate.

T- coffee and chocolate announce themselves quickly, though a mineral element lingers on the tail. It improves as it warms a bit with deeping complexities of said flavored and cherry-bourbon notes.

M- Thick and minimal right carbonation

O- My first. Looking forward to another w/ some age on it. The mineral afternote was not to my liking, though my friend rather enjoyed the novelty. I prefer the original and some other variants.

hillvt4me, Jun 14, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opened today on Friday the 13th.

Appearance- The beer pours blacker then black. Minimal mocha head that dissipates to nothing. Looks like really old used motor oil. In a good way.

Smell - The smell is heavenly. Strong roasted coffee soaked in bourbon. Roasted malt with hints of chocolate and vanilla.

Taste - In your face coffee. This will wake you up. Coffee is followed by bourbon, cocoa, roasted malt. Some oak. It ends with a sweet bourbon flavor. All the flavors compliment each other with nothing being more dominant than the coffee. Beautifully done.

Mouthfeel - Thick and creamy. Coats your mouth. Minimal carbonation.

Overall - I'm not one to gush over a beer but this is an outstanding coffee stout. Top notch and memorable.

Spaten454, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

ThreeTens, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted on Dark Lord Day, after quite a few. Although it has 13% + ABV, it sobered me up to how good coffee stouts and stouts in general can be. Enlightening.

A - Jet Black, Tan Head. Flawless appearance, as if entering the abyss.

S - Breathtaking aroma, ran out of breathe and nearly went light headed from smelling the intense Intelligentsia coffee pouring out of this brew. I think for a standard barrel aged stout, BCBS is perfect and this adds the perfect amount of any additional flavor: Coffee.

T - Bursting with coffee, bourbon, oat, roasted coffee beans. Once again flawless.

M - Coats the mouth and tongue with a typical BCBS mask. Sublte carbonation played well with the bourbony and coffee flavors.

Overall - 99.9/100%. 2nd only to Vanilla Bean DL in my opinion. Cant wait to freeze my ass off on Black Friday and try to get 2014's batch.

Hesscabob, Jun 13, 2014
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4.99/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into snifter glass.

A- pours jet black, thick and creamy. Small mocha head, little lacing. Not much carbonation noticeable and looks like a still, dark and muddy lake.

S- nose is fresh coffee grinds and top shelf bourbon up front. Lots of dark roasted malts and barley behind it, as well as mocha, dark chocolates, and vanilla. Hints of syrup, tobacco, and oak in the distance. Alcohol present.

T- definitely a huge beer and not for the lighthearted. Bourbon is noticeable immediately, as is the coffee. Very well balanced with the fired malts. Very rich and creamy. Chocolate and toffee are present in the sweetness of this stout. Small hint of oak and wood and alcohol noticeable.

M- thick, rich, and creamy. Full bodied and bold. Touch of sticky syrup adds to the feel of this. Not much carbonation and this was served at just the right temperature, which shouldn't be too chilled, but a little less than room temp.

O- top notch barrel aged stout. They don't get much better than this. Perfect for breakfast or that final night cap. Very rich and creamy. The bourbon, coffee, and chocolate work great with the malts. Love this in winter with a good pipe or cigar and a nice fire going. Truly a gentleman's drink. A must on any stout lover's list.

EveningCordial, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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