Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.67/5
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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:
#11
Reviews:
1,218
Ratings:
7,302
pDev:
7.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,302 |  Reviews: 1,218
Photo of Krice99
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Frankenbeers
4.11/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Each year I look forward to the complex deliciousness of Bourbon County Coffee Stout. It never disappoints. 2017 is chocolatey though light on the coffee with a very well hidden ABV. As others have said, a bit subdued. Prefer the 2016 (a 4.5), but still a fantastic stout.

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Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer pours an almost completly black body only the smallest amount of brown appears in the body. Minimal head at first pour but a good amount of carbonation and head retention while drinking.

S: Beer has a large amount of chocolate sweetness. Not getting much of the coffee aromas but still good overall. The barrel aromas seemed to have mellowed out since I first had this last December.

T: Lots of sweetness. The barrel aging is faint but pleasant. Only getting the smallest amount of coffee bitterness. Comparing this to how it was in December the bourbon has mellowed quite a bit and the coffee has faded a lot. Very nice just missing the coffee flavors.

M: Very thick mouthfeel. Taste is almost like a liquid brownie. The ABV is very well hidden. I notice only the smallest amount of bourbon kick. Very smooth and sneaky easy to drink.

O: Very easy drinking beer for a double digit ABV. Coffee has faded since I had this in December but the bourbon is not near as harsh. Very good beer just missing the coffee.

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Photo of Sonray61
4.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FocalBanged
4.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grapeshops
4.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
4.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrcassi77
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of greinert21
4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jacobdunne
4.79/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phurley2
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tukiluka
4.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sjp2123
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kwakwhore
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of prototypic
4.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of First
4.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Destiney
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of hopflyer
4.43/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage, bottled 7/25/17

Cola colored, almost no head.

Light coffee roast smell, some chocolate. A little vanilla. All more subdued than expected. Very little barrel or bourbon.

Taste carries coffee flavors and some chocolate too. A bit sweet tasting.

Medium bodied, almost thin. A bit sticky.

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Photo of nsiergiej
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dan_K
4.41/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Donco
3.54/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I'm sure I'm going to be the outlier here, but way too sweet and way too flat. Not enough carb to balance the heavy sweetness.

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Photo of rgk3
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chadlossie
4.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.43/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2017 version

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 7,302 ratings