Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.68/5
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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): 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8
Reviews:
1,209
Ratings:
7,223
pDev:
7.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,286
Gots:
3,157
Trade:
227
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,223 |  Reviews: 1,209
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.67/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 aged 1 year.

Dark coffee black pour with an angry red head that recedes to nothing in seconds.

Aroma is sickly sweet bourbon, but is welcome; mellows out to aromas of vanilla, caramel, chocolate covered cherry with the creme centers, chocolate cake, slight coconut, slight wood.

Flavor is 100% BCBS but with a formidable coffee presence to start, I want to say it's very South American. Sweet, hot fudge; chocolate covered cherries with the creamy center, vanilla, chocolate cake, coconut, hot caramel, bourbon, faint peppery notes, and more fudge/cherry/bourbon.

Feel is smooth as silk, with a spikey, moderate carbonation, and a boozy, dry velvety finish.

Overall, I'm glad I sat on this for a year as it has mellowed out quite a bit. Coffee has muted into the background, but what remains is an incredible, sweet, cake-like delicacy.

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Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

July 17th 2017 run reviewed.
Quick to fade head with some fast legs that show some sparkle. Aromatics of warm leather, coffee, barrel char, some more coffee with bourbon barrel wood. Not so much heat to show in it's nearly 13% body. It's still a slow glass to get through. And worth every bit of the time. The Black Cat Espresso Beans are part of an earthy chocolate taste. Rich. Fudgy almost with a moderate amount of carbonation which allows it to warm up into a gentle sipper.
Nothing wrong with this one. i.e. No bad news here.
Really well done.

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Photo of MrZach76
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 version. Decadent. I will cherish every bottle I have left.

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Photo of ernst2782
4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SteveO419
4.24/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregy55902
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busted a 2017 open for xmas. Got that weird green pepper / vegetal / earthy thing others are complaining about with this batch. Still good but disappointing. Only other time having was the 2014 on tap, and I'm pretty sure that was way better.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Drewk35
4.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DebeeriumTremens
4.32/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of folkstar
4.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjmccahill
4.31/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicknash33
4.34/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mastercamo
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ardeer
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _nickg_
4.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thmcress
4.55/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BurtStL6
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simply stunning and fun to find from years past to new batches in random stores

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Photo of jbeahler
3.37/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2017 Green Pepper, Vegetal, for a highly rated coffee beer this was disappointing. Glad it was worth it in trade value!

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Photo of mpmsu2003
4.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jneff33
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SBlobaum
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwswigs
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 7,223 ratings