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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,111
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 1,465
Gots: 414 | FT: 15
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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4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic, but the vanilla was almost nonexistant compared to Rye.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Most certainly worth the line in winter to have on draft. I thought this was amazing, however, the Mexican vanilla bean was a little too potent at this point in time. I'm aging a bottle with no doubt this will be a 5!

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4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. I think this is the first 5 rating I've given. For the un-hoppy beer fan this takes the cake. Aroma is both intriguing & inviting. Texture is spot on with the slightest burn, but at 13.4% what can you expect. As for the flavor...it's deep, rich, complex & captivating. You want another sip befor the first has dissapated. One might think the vanilla aspect would lend to a overt sweet but it just lays back on the edge.

If I were condemed to only having one beer available for the rest of my days, hands down this is it. Magnificent.

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.