Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.68/5
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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:
#10
Reviews:
1,215
Ratings:
7,269
pDev:
7.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of doppelmeup
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Madbum101214
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JimmyFlaBeer
4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chill-i-am
4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bruindre
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stt1118
4.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is for 2014 BCBS. Tasted in April of ‘18. Coffee has really faded at this point. Barrel coming through really strong but lacking other flavors. If I had tasted it a year or 2 earlier with more coffee/chocolate the rating would likely be higher.

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3.88/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ale_Lover
4.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love all the BCBS variants and this was no exception as it was absolutely outstanding. The mix seemed to be about 90% BCBS to 10% coffee, which lowers the ABV which isn't always that bad when you start with such a big beer. Well done once again.

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Photo of hcproff36
4.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoponit
4.24/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dark tan head which fades quickly into the ether without any lacing
S: Smells of coffee with some bourbon notes and a hint of chocolate
T: Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, some oak, caramel and vanilla. Swallow is more coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate with some lingering molasses like dark sugar notes
M: This beer is big and slightly chewy on the palate while also being slightly silky. Carbonation is low but adequate for the style and ABV while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a really great beer. The flavors are really good and the complexity is very nice as well. Fairly coffee forward but the other notes are still able to shine through. Definitely worth trying if you can get it.

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Photo of JerryHelper
4.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VikingHammer
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Krice99
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Frankenbeers
4.11/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Each year I look forward to the complex deliciousness of Bourbon County Coffee Stout. It never disappoints. 2017 is chocolatey though light on the coffee with a very well hidden ABV. As others have said, a bit subdued. Prefer the 2016 (a 4.5), but still a fantastic stout.

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4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer pours an almost completly black body only the smallest amount of brown appears in the body. Minimal head at first pour but a good amount of carbonation and head retention while drinking.

S: Beer has a large amount of chocolate sweetness. Not getting much of the coffee aromas but still good overall. The barrel aromas seemed to have mellowed out since I first had this last December.

T: Lots of sweetness. The barrel aging is faint but pleasant. Only getting the smallest amount of coffee bitterness. Comparing this to how it was in December the bourbon has mellowed quite a bit and the coffee has faded a lot. Very nice just missing the coffee flavors.

M: Very thick mouthfeel. Taste is almost like a liquid brownie. The ABV is very well hidden. I notice only the smallest amount of bourbon kick. Very smooth and sneaky easy to drink.

O: Very easy drinking beer for a double digit ABV. Coffee has faded since I had this in December but the bourbon is not near as harsh. Very good beer just missing the coffee.

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4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of greinert21
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | 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: 4.68 out of 5 with 7,269 ratings