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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,021 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,021
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,406
Gots: 375 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bourbon County Brand Stout spiced with fresh vanilla beans.

(Beer added by: rudylaw on 11-08-2009)
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nihiloexnihil

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8.9%

Served from a bottle at the DC Goose Island Migration Event, at both Churchkey and Meridian Pint.

A: Black as night, like every stout ever made. Imposing. Very thin mocha head. Great lacing.

S: Ridiculous. Mellow vanilla notes, BCBS bourbon notes, incredibly complex. Maple? Smells like Utopias from the bottle.

T: OMFG. Have you even had BCBS? I want you to take that incredible flavor you know and love, but you know that kind of sweet imbalance that happens at the end of regular, fresh BCBS? I want you to imagine pillow-y vanilla/marshmallow flavors picking you up, balancing everything out, and carrying you off into vanilla Wonderland.

M: Thick, chewy, ridiculous. Everything you love about Bourbon County, and everything that makes you wonder "how do they make a beer taste and feel like this?"

O: I never thought I would have this beer, and between the two DC events, I had almost a full 22oz bottle to myself. I couldn't stop ordering it. This is the best beer I've ever had. Bar none. I've had every single BCBS variant, including Rare. This blows them all away. I hope I get to have it again someday.

I don't want to be that guy, but seriously: give up on trying to find a bottle of Rare for yourself and track this down. I had King Henry alongside this beer, and it made KH taste thin and diminished its bourbon flavors. In fact, there were four of us, and everyone agreed: better than Rare, better than KH, better than Bramble/Cherry Rye/Coffee. Unbelievable, 5/5, my only perfect review.

09-13-2013 00:15:29 | More by nihiloexnihil
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thereal_adam

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.9%

08-30-2014 21:44:45 | More by thereal_adam
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GregoryMo

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

08-24-2014 05:56:38 | More by GregoryMo
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WTKeene

Texas

4.45/5  rDev -3.1%

Number 5 at a generous tasting of every Bourbon County variant ever. Poured into a Trillium tasting tulip.

Appearance: Pretty standard Bourbon County really. Thick black motor oil. No head, and actually no lacing or crown on this one either.

Smell: Boozy, but mostly vanilla. Seriously, a lot of vanilla. Hints of chocolate beneath that.

Taste: There's a lot of vanilla in this. A little bit of figs comes through beneath it, and bitter roasty dark chocolate. If this has fallen off, it must have been pure vanilla extract in 2010. The vanilla is stronger in the beginning though, toward the end of the glass I don't get much of the vanilla anymore.

Mouthfeel: Pretty typical of the Bourbon County offerings. Very sticky and thick. Moderate/low carbonation.

Overall: A highlight of the night thus far, but we still have all the fruited ones ahead of us. Oh, and we have Prop ahead of us too.

08-23-2014 01:30:07 | More by WTKeene
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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ldhughes3

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +8.9%

08-16-2014 11:45:38 | More by ldhughes3
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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Furley80

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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California

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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ianroodt

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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HoudiniRN

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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22Blue

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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