Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
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Bourbon County Brand Coffee StoutBourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

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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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Ratings: 7,270 |  Reviews: 1,215
Photo of DrewskiWhit
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A has that bourbon county shimmer. No head, no lacing. Huge legs.

S not as big as I would have expected. Dark coffee, bourbon & vanilla. Smells good but I was hoping for a bigger nose

T amazing, wow. Incredible balance. To me its bcbs with dark coffee added which maybe is the idea. Has the bourbon flavor a la bcbs but with delicious dark coffee although the coffee presence isnt as big as I was expecting. The aftertaste could be stronger thus the slight deduction. So good.

M though not a milk shake thick coating feel, its perfect for this beer and still quite full bodied. Incredibly enjoyable

O excellent. I've been comparing it to KBS throughout the review and I'd still take KBS but the balance of this beer is incredible and it absolutely lives up to the hype.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jaasen64
4.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a 3 Stars snifter. Purchased on Black Friday a couple days ago. Reviewed from the '13 bottling.

A- Pours a pitch black with a coffee mocha head that fizzles away fairly fast, decent carbonation with fairly nice consistency. Appears exactly as regular BCS except maybe slightly more carbonation.

S- Coffee pops out immediately with a sweet, roasted aroma that blends nicely with the dark chocolate and bourbon in the background. Hints of coconut, oak, vanilla, and toffee also come out. Above average aroma strength, nicely balanced, booze well hidden, and pleasant smelling. Maybe not the best coffee stout I've smelled but definitely up there with the best.

T- Creamy dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, malts, and hints of licorice blend with sweet lightly roasted coffee. Finishes with roasted espresso beans, coconut, vanilla beans, a bit of leather, and some toffee lingering as an aftertaste. Definitely very rich side which makes this a sipper but very tasty and well balanced.

M- Creamy, feels lightly slick on the palate, very full bodied, coffee brings some light acidity and bitterness, perfect carbonation for the style, velvety, and very smooth with just a touch of alcohol burn for the 14%.

O- I've had every vintage of BCBCS so far and none of them have disappointed so far. They easily set the standard for coffee beers. While they age nicely, I prefer them slightly more fresh. The different roasts each year bring out their own individual characteristics. The "Los Immortales" this year brings out a nice sweetness while lending a slight bitterness and acidity on the palate.

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Photo of WVUbrew
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of drmcleod10
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. 2010 Bomber served on Thanksgiving into multiple snifters
Was our 3rd or 4th massive stout of the night

A - Dark as night as with most stouts pours thick and beautifully. Small quarter inch khaki foam head.

S - Smell is bourbon and coffee strong, toffee, Caramel. Delightful to the nose. hints of chocolate

T - Taste Coffee, bourbon, chocolate, Vanilla, boozy after taste. I believe the coffee has really mellowed out after being aged for 3 and a half years, close to 4.

M - Full bodied beer with low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

I have not yet had KBS, or KBBS, or CBS, but so far this is my favorite coffee stout and indeed one of the best beers out there.

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

2013 - poured 12oz bottle (only 6oz at a time) into chalice.

A - Obsidian black with a thin tan ring. What lacing? I'm still going to give it a high mark because to get the flavor of this beer, appearance had to be sacrificed.

S - This aroma is better than the coffee I brew in the morning! Espresso beans, roasted coffee and caramel. Big on the bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Some campfire marshmallows mixed in as well. I don't think you can improve the aroma.

T - Espresso, cappuccino, and coffee, it's all there! Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate and cocoa. Marshmallow and toffee, with some hazelnut. So complex and so well blended together. It's all there and I can't imagine a better tasting coffee beer.

M - Smooth, rich, velvety and decadent. Carbonation is low, but I expected that since this beer has been through so much to make it what it is.

O - There is no better coffee beer in my opinion. Almost perfect, maybe it should be?

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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.99/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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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

2012 - Poured from a 12oz bottle

A: Black. Thin brown head, disappeared pretty quickly.

S: Could smell this one from pretty far away. Vanilla, bourbon, coffee, roasted barley. Huge and amazing aroma.

T: Same as the aroma. Dominated by barrel, bourbon and roasty malt at first. Coffee becomes more present mid way through and in the after taste. Sweet chocolate, bitter hops and coffee and smooth mellow oak all play together really nice. Just a little hot, but not in such a bad way.

M: Awesome, very viscous. I love a stout this thick.

O: Really great beer. I enjoyed it a little less than the standard Bourbon County Brand Stout. In fact, I thought it was overall extremely similar other than the slightly higher emphasis on coffee in the taste. An amazing treat!

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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JDizzle
4.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Got this one for $13

Pours really dark black with a brown head. It's dark as fuck.

Smells of coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a hint of chocolate.

WOW! This is one badass beer! Really good coffee flavor with a bit of chocolate and a lot of bourbon. Also a nice barrel finish with bitter coffee. There is less heat on this one than the original BCBS

Mouthfeel is great with perfect carbonation and a slick oily mouthfeel.

One of the best. I still prefer BCBS because it has more bourbon and oak than the coffee version.

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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