Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2017 Release - Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso Beans
2016 Release - Intelligentsia Fletcha Roja
2015 Release - Intelligentsia Los Delirios
2014 Release - Intelligentsia Zirikana Coffee Beans
2013 Release - Intelligentsia ‘Los Inmortales’
2012 Release - Intelligentsia La Tortuga Beans
2011 Release - Intelligentsia Anjilanaka Beans
2010 Release - Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso Beans

Added by BEERchitect on 04-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9
Reviews:
1,207
Ratings:
7,197
pDev:
7.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,276
Gots:
3,155
Trade:
225
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Photo of Arober22
4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmalo
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Erjadams
4.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.53/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours black with thin tan cap that dissipates very quickly no lacing or head at all.

Aroma - Lots of roasted malts, oak and bourbon light amount of dark chocolate. I am not getting much coffee but what I am getting is like a cold pressed black coffee.

Taste - Taste is much more pronounced that the aroma big roasted malts, rich chocolate, bourbon and oak. Sweet vanilla with hints of caramel along with coffee beans.

Feel - Full creamy feel, slick warming from the bourbon soft smooth carbonation.

Overall - A really well done coffee stout the coffee could have been stronger in the aroma but the taste is amazing and makes up for that.

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Photo of cpsfgd
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Louieg128
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DISKORD
1.09/5  rDev -76.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

2017 bottle. Infected!

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Photo of Joenap419
4.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of suejoeb
4.21/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jestoner
4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopsnScotch987
4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OEB
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NappyB
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.57/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours black with minor head that fades as quick as it started, zero lacing.
S: The nose is wonderful, loads of fresh coffee, chocolate, malt, and bourbon.
T: Very balanced and smooth, follows the nose with some of the best coffee notes I had in a beer, amazing.
M: Medium/full
O: This is one of the best coffee styles I had in a long time, everything was blended to perfection!

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Photo of mike22ne
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017 bottle.
Big fresh-brewed espresso aroma blending well with the aged roasted malts and bourbon. Boozy but the coffee accentuates the char and roast barley without letting the bourbon barrel age overwhelm.
I like this better than the original BCBS.
Really, really good. Glad I could try it!

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Photo of deebo
4.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 version, bottled on 11/7. Hiding in cellar for a few years.
A-Poured into a snifter, a very thin layer of tan head quickly recedes to nothingness over the typical black as black brew.
S-Cold the bourbon barrel aromas and some spicy, earthy coffee notes pop. Vanilla, oak, caramel, dark roasted malt. As it warms, the boozy notes become more prevalent. Some more notes of chocolate and sweet cooked malts come out too.
T-Whoa, this is drinking great. The coffee flavors are still layered in very nicely and holding up strong with the big stout and bourbon notes.
M-Big slick, heavy mouthfeel as usual with BCS. The coffee gives this a spicy kick beyond the bourbon imperial stout warming.
O-Holding up beautifully with 3+ years on it. Still a big BB stout with the coffee adding some nice additional flavors and earthy and spicy notes and . Has that characteristic GI BCS big oily, thick mouthfeel. Not showing signs of oxidation, this beer has many good years left in it.

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Photo of Jfinegan
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greasy
4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samdaddy
4.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Did not disappoint

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Photo of Academymike
4.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.67/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 aged 1 year.

Dark coffee black pour with an angry red head that recedes to nothing in seconds.

Aroma is sickly sweet bourbon, but is welcome; mellows out to aromas of vanilla, caramel, chocolate covered cherry with the creme centers, chocolate cake, slight coconut, slight wood.

Flavor is 100% BCBS but with a formidable coffee presence to start, I want to say it's very South American. Sweet, hot fudge; chocolate covered cherries with the creamy center, vanilla, chocolate cake, coconut, hot caramel, bourbon, faint peppery notes, and more fudge/cherry/bourbon.

Feel is smooth as silk, with a spikey, moderate carbonation, and a boozy, dry velvety finish.

Overall, I'm glad I sat on this for a year as it has mellowed out quite a bit. Coffee has muted into the background, but what remains is an incredible, sweet, cake-like delicacy.

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Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

July 17th 2017 run reviewed.
Quick to fade head with some fast legs that show some sparkle. Aromatics of warm leather, coffee, barrel char, some more coffee with bourbon barrel wood. Not so much heat to show in it's nearly 13% body. It's still a slow glass to get through. And worth every bit of the time. The Black Cat Espresso Beans are part of an earthy chocolate taste. Rich. Fudgy almost with a moderate amount of carbonation which allows it to warm up into a gentle sipper.
Nothing wrong with this one. i.e. No bad news here.
Really well done.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 7,197 ratings
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