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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,018
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,401
Gots: 372 | 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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Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Louisiana

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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Minnesota

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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California

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Illinois

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California

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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California

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2%

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Colorado

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,018 ratings.