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): 13.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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
Ratings:
7,043
Reviews:
1,187
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
8.52%
 
 
Wants:
4,245
Gots:
3,066
For Trade:
224
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Photo of Rristow
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from draft at Hunahpu Day. Had it along side the regular bourbon county stout and I like the coffee version better. Pours black with dark brown head. Big time coffee on the nose with bourbon. On the taste the coffee is much more prominent than the bourbon. Still with bourbon flavor. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla flavors also present. This might be my favorite bourbon stout. Excellent!

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Photo of rickryder
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

This has been a want forever. Shout out to @dharmelink for the trade hookup.

L - 2016 bottle into a snifter. Thick, quick foaming and even quicker dissapating khaki head. I'm perplexed by how quick it for med and how remarkably quick it dissappeared. Lacing us stupid sticky and viscous.

S - jesus. As soon as I cracked it I said wow. Signature bcbs potent bourbon with definitive coffee in the air. To the nose it's a heavy, deep, dark roast with all the vanilla and sweet goodness of classic bcbs.

T - um. I don't care if AB brews this or not. Good is good and great is great. Literally everything I hoped. It's bcbs with a perfectly and completely unabtrusive balanced coffee added in. I hate descriptor buzzwords such as "smooth" and "balanced" but I must use the latter. The coffee is so prominent without overtaking the iconic bcbs flavor extravaganza. Bcbcs also has an addition roast/char/bitterness that regular bcbs doesn't that could be easily overlooked.

F - just like like it's lineage it's big, thick, sticky and clinging to the palate. Arguably why I live bcbs so much and this variant retains it as well.

O - stellar. However as great as it is I'm not sure or not if it's actually better than bcbs. It's more scarce - yes. But as someone who generally prefers non coffee BB stouts I feel like this is pretty equal.

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pitch black, with no head.
Smell: Roasted coffee beans, chocolate, and vanilla.
Taste: Coffee blast, fudge, chocolate, oak, marshmallows, and dried fruit.
Mouthfeel: Thinner than previous versions, but still complex.
Overall: Excellent coffee stout from Goose Island.

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beermanben
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 version

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerjb22
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TylerJ
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of robertm2152
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mando31
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Feldpausch
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Campian
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MatthewHopHead
1/5  rDev -78.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Mine was infected

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mpwiemann
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.37/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boxdiesel
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of soundaurora
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrederickTatum
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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