Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.68 w/ 7,058 Ratings
Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
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
Ranking:
#10
Reviews:
1,190
Ratings:
7,058
Liked:
6,939
Avg:
4.68/5
pDev:
7.91%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
4,247
Gots:
3,070
Trade:
222
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Ratings: 7,058 |  Reviews: 1,190
Photo of osseo222000
4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

2013 vintage from a bottle at GI Taproom in August. Really smoothed out while still retaining huge coffee character

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Photo of wreckless76
4.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Allthingsbeer510
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mateo2699
4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour is pitch black, head dissipates very quickly. Not much head or lacing. Smell is great. Plenty of booze and barrel reminiscent of regular bcbs, with a strong roasty coffee presence. Taste follows the nose well. Big charred oak. Roasted coffee notes contribute to a bitterness that balances with the chocolate sweetness. Slight bourbon bite in the back end. Mouthfeel is relatively thin, a tad thinner than reg bcbs. Overall pretty solid, nice showcase of coffee. Only complaint is the mouthfeel, it seemed to be a bit watered down.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16.9 oz. bottled on 21 Sep 16

Pours black with maroon edges and a quickly receding frothy light brown foam head. Smells like a nice blend of rich coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, oak, some dried fruit, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like the richest coffee imaginable, roasted malts, notes of rich dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, sweet bourbon, oak, some dried fruit, molasses, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really great bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with coffee.

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Photo of Paintballswimguy
4.62/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of Ivan52
4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Even with a few years on it the coffee holds up on this amazingly well compared to other coffe ba stouts.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.99/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pour is much like the base version but seemed like the head disappeared much faster with no remnants.
Smell was much like the base with a bit of coffee to go along with it.
Taste was bourbon, coffee, roasted malts. Truly a tasty beverage that I'm thankful to have tried!
Definitely thick like the base version, maybe a tad thinner but still nice and full bodied.

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Photo of Ekor88
4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rristow
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
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 -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rypkr
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of Vivaresh
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JeanJacketLover
4.48/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
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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Photo of anvindr
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

2016 version

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 7,058 ratings
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