Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
7,073 Ratings
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): 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

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Literally the best beer I've ever had the pleasure of tasting! The perfect stout taste hits you, and then the chocolate from the stout, and then the perfect coffee taste hits you, and then each flavor stays around just long enough to blend with each other creating the perfect balance of flavors and an orgasm in your mouth. I bought two four packs, one to drink immediately and one to age. This stuff is ridiculously good!

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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up one bottle of this up in Totowa, having never has this before. I didn't know what to expect from this beer and after quietly and slowly enjoying this, I have to say that this is the richest beer and maybe the richest liquid that I've ever ingested.


The booze was so well hidden and the flavors meshed so well together that this almost didn't feel like beer, If it were possible to take rich coffee, chocolate, vanilla extract, bourbon, and port and brew them together, something like this would emerge. Thankfully, I don't have to do that as i can just savor this for all that it's worth!

Great pour to this, as the dark, silky liquid made it's way out of the glass about as smoothly as possible. A nice tan head left it's mark even though it wasn't terribly large or long-lasting. Lots of coffee, vanilla, and deep chocolate in the nose. No powder or milk here - this was the real deal and boy was it intoxicating. Once I took a good taste of this, everything just became that much more magnified. Even cheese could be felt here - something creamy like Brie came to mind as the mouthfeel of this left a smooth coating on my mouth and palate after each sip and well after I polished this off. The bourbon and cherry/port flavors added a lot of depth to this, on top of the exotic chocolate and coffee notes that I expected here, but even those were above those that I usually would find in a beer available during the Winter months.

To be fair, this was strong. Really really strong and not something to be messed with. This wasn't cheap but the price was well worth it as the strength of the bourbon-like booze and the underlying woodiness of it reminded me that this was no ordinary beer. It's pretty rare to find something so varied as this that also felt so harmonious at the same time and even more rare to find a beer that reminded me at the time I drank it of how impressive a "liquid bread" can be. The truly great beers make you feel at the time of their consumption that you're damn lucky to be alive in a place and time where sheer happiness is obtainable and thankfully, this was one of those beers that reminded me of why I love beer so much. If you can find it, ignore the price posted and just get this. All 5 of your senses will thank you indefinitely.

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4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slow pour revealed an opaque black body with a mocha head that you really have to work for to get it to appear, which faded fairly quickly to leave almost no lacing behind.

Robust aromas of the sweet bourbon notes, rich roasted coffee, as well as hints of wood and cocoa.

The flavor is similar with the constant play between the generous amounts of roasted coffee and malt, sweet cocoa, woody bourbon notes and a slight boozy bite at the finish.

This is quite a hearty beer with limited carbonation and a thick, boozy, palate coating finish.

What a great beer. It really is as one would expect. . .the Bourbon County with the perfect component of coffee.

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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 7,073 ratings
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