Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

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

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

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Photo of MatthewGrapeHead
1/5  rDev -78.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Mine was infected

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Photo of dream
1/5  rDev -78.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is infected as others have stated. For those that bought in quantity and don't go looking for the latest infected beer news, they might have not have had a chance to send theirs back for a refund or exchange. Pretty sad the very short time frame that Inbev allowed for this, especially when the bottle clearly says "condition up to 5 years". These beers are known to get better with age, and those of u who age them, their most loyal customers, 3 months just don't cut it for a fair time-frame to get their money back.

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Photo of chippo33
1/5  rDev -78.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of GW3
1/5  rDev -78.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

After GI reporting off flavors, I decided to crack my bottle of coffee hoping that the negative reviews were exaggerated. Well, to my disappointment they were not. The beer had an overwhelmingly sour taste that completely dominated the beer and made it undrinkable. Imagine a berliner stout. No bourbon flavor at all due to the intense sour notes.. I had to drain pour the entire bottle after a few sips. Disappointed with how GI handled the situation as well, with the unclear deadline for refunds. I will not be standing in line next year, that's for sure.

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Photo of Alby
1/5  rDev -78.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I got two bottles of the infected batches from 2015, this rating reflects both of these instances until I have an actual bottle that resembles that quality I have come to expect from Goose Island. Sorry mates.

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Photo of rspauldi
1/5  rDev -78.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very sad that this bottle is infected. Dominating sour taste that completely covered up the barrel and stout flavors that should have been there. Drain pour.

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Photo of robertjskelton
1/5  rDev -78.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of ceton
1/5  rDev -78.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Opened hoping no infection. Wrong. Sour as shit. Drain pour. No check yet. Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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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 brotherchaos41
1.24/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of Hopislovehopislife
1.25/5  rDev -73.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

This was infected as hell. It had a strong smell of yogurt and coffee. This beer was definitely one of the ones that was infected, first the bottle volcanoed when opened. The appearance wasn't off on this on but taste had some coffee but super super tart and sour. Definitely had some lacto contamination in it.

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Photo of backslide311
1.25/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of KillerJigger
1.58/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1

Poured into a glass taster. Thick dark liquid with roasty brown head. Clearly spoiled from the outset. So sour and rotten couldnt even drink anyway. Looked so good i was bummed out. Better luck next year! 2015 version!

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Photo of pejm
1.75/5  rDev -62.6%

Photo of vicinandp
1.75/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Shit was gross and infected. Had it five times from multiple cases and it was all gross. Tasted like yogurt and it was gnarly. Still waiting on my refund check and never got a shirt.

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Photo of Hazelchips
1.84/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I have had this the past two years and still don't understand the rave about it. It's to maltie! Maybe I need to let it sit longer. Don't know but for the price I can name two dozen beers I would rather have.

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Photo of mrandypandy
1.86/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

500ml bottle purchased at Hop City in Atlanta, 2015 vintage.

A - Pours a dark black, mocha head dissipates quickly. No lacing.
S - Green coffee, not much else.
T - Bitter coffee, booze. Tart cherries? Salty? Something's off.
M - Medium body, almost thin. Wish it was more on the slick/viscous side.
O - Disappointing. For all the accolades and lofty rating, this not only did not live up, it was flat-out bad, pure and simple. There's an odd salinity to it, which clashes with the slight tart cherry finish, and tastes nothing like the base BCBS I had a few weeks ago. I can't imagine any of these undesirable characteristics were intended, but it doesn't change the fact that this was a terrible beer. It gets worse as the beer warms...

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Photo of KennyDorsch
1.9/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

2015 review...I LOVE favorite beer of all time.....until 2015.....was very excited when i found many bottles of my favorite target....until i started opening them.. gusher after gusher......sour drain pours...this after being properly disappointed to have hunted this down how i did to only realize all my scores are infected.....1748 time stamp.....hoping for better next year....

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Photo of rhinonau
2/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of TRuderstaller
2/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of SIEVS
2/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of bmcwood
2/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of TrilliumFan
2.07/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Three bottles, each clearly infected. Unpleasant sour taste. Had to drain pour. After the first one, I called Goose Island to seek a refund. They refused, even though I had unopened ones that I would return. So I really have to give this beer a very poor rating.

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Photo of anteatr23
2.12/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Maybe it's not fair to review this beer based on a 2015 infected BCBCS.. but why not? They sold it to me. Gross sour socks beer.

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Photo of eggsurplus
2.16/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

2015 from the bottle poured into a snifter and then down the drain.

Look is as expected. Dark with a bit of a red hue.

Smell has a hint of coffee followed strongly with watermelon and something repugnant.

Taste is a complete wrecking ball. A fully unbalanced sour that has me cussing.

Feel is immediate carbonation followed by the thinness where the sour lives.

If this were on tap I would try it again. For now, crying about the other bottle yet to be opened and putting myself through the torture again just to see if I got lucky.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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