Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.67/5
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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:
#11
Reviews:
1,222
Ratings:
7,319
pDev:
7.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,294
Gots:
3,201
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,319 |  Reviews: 1,222
Photo of Kraz
4.74/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured and smelled nice and thick, decadent. Taste was spot on. I wanted a bit more body, but it was overall great.

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Photo of dcondon87
4.21/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Looked like a nice creamy latte. Very thick / dark head, dissipated somewhat quickly. The taste and aroma was everything you want from a coffee stout. Great beer, slightly overrated as there are a few others out there that are pretty comparable, but would never be turn one of these down!

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Photo of EnJeiBee
4.59/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Slack
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SonofGene
4.31/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4.68/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pour black. Aroma of sweet and complex -- coffee, caramel, bourbon & chocolate. Taste is equally complex as the aroma and incredibly well balanced. The chocolate and caramel flavors upfront with a lingering coffee, malt and bourbon tastes. The feel is medium to chewy. Overall an incredible BA stout. Clearly, one of the best and lives up to its reputation.

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Photo of JCashman03
4.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dirtyhalos
4.83/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mcellidj
4.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beardmatt
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 505beergeek
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedSwing
4.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinnick21
3.97/5  rDev -15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
4.26/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 7/25/17

Pours a thick, viscous black with a pillowy, sandy caramel head; it dissipates quickly and leaves little, if any, lacing.

First inhale gives off deep notes of baker's chocolate, fudge, and soft bits of oak and vanilla; some more nosing reveals subdued aromas of sweet malt, caramel, and ground dark-roast coffee.

The taste yields plenty of the now-familiar baker's chocolate, smooth oak, dark chocolate fudge, and vanilla, all in conjunction with a backbone of roasty malt; although obviously faded from the near-year in the bottle, soft coffee undertones have had an impact on the overall flavor profile, imparting an earthy bitterness and roasty ground coffee dusting to all the adjuncts.

The mouthfeel is big, almost chewy, but it never detracts from the flavor experience; its slick, oily qualities add a softness to balance out any carbonation to deliver an almost effortless feel.

While its time in the bottle clearly toned down the coffee notes, this was still an incredibly nuanced stout that showed quite a spectrum of flavor. That being said, I'd love to try this one fresh; I can see this being absolutely brilliant with the coffee more intact.

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Photo of user8991037426712693
4.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Negrelly
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AllOfTheCats
2.55/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of aamnesiac
4.61/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RonTurner9983
4.41/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Minnesotamatthew
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.46/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried a 2014, 2016, 2017 lineup tonight (as I heard that 2015 was infected). Below I have some notes from the tasting:

2014
Very balance nose. Not too sweet; lots of roasty coffee. Medium body pour.
More of the same. Subtle oakey booze. Coffee present throughout. Predominantly sweet.
Smooth, sticky. Warm

2016
Very similar nose to 17.
Slightly thicker pour.
Sweet, roasty. Good balance. Very subtle barrel.

2017
Super roasty pour. Subtle cinnamon. Roasty, oak, subtle spice, subtle burn. Great balance. Very good. Fairly thin, medium carb.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.94/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boettr90
4.56/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 7,319 ratings