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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,151
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,511
Gots: 423 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: rudylaw on 11-08-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bourbon County Brand Stout spiced with fresh vanilla beans.
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Photo of ElGordito
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jaymo18
4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.64/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Past it's prime. Side-by-side with Vanilla Rye was night and day.

Photo of atrocity
3.61/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This one has really fallen off I think. It's a shame for what it took to land one. Side by side with Vanilla Rye and VR blew it out of the water.

Photo of vutoq
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EricSloan
4.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A little too much vanilla fresh, but excited to age one a year or two

Photo of Beestin
4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SP1_FLA
4.86/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bdelonj13
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AussieActor
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of dd43
4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is an unbalanced beer when fresh. I think it wants to be aged. Vanilla is overpowering. Reminiscent of drinking a stout flavored glass of vanilla extract. This is the least appealing of the bourbon county varietals that I've tried. Mouthfeel is predictably silky but a less vanilla forward stout would be an improvement.

Photo of Nate139
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DannyG24
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stumac
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to my brewing buddy Steve for busting out the 2010 bottle for the 2015 Super Bowl!!

Pours black, no head. Nose is heat, toffee, vanilla, burnt malts. Taste is all that too. Huge body. Moderate carbo. A very nice brew. Held up well in time.

Photo of ADG2995
4.92/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of vandemonian
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of raeman70
4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SmokeyBear83
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Svyturys30
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My only complaint is that the vanilla at this point is pretty faded.

Photo of craft_shannie
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IMFletcher
4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.84/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow--- talk about a creamy, chocolaty, bourbon-soaked marshmallow bomb.... Still powerful and youthful! Wish I could open one of my '14 vanilla's to compare but id be too ripped.... If you can find this, get it!!

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.