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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,000
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 1,394
Gots: 371 | FT: 12
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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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mechamifune

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a very slight brown head into a sifter. Complexion of motor oil and about the same color. Looks intimidating, which I guess a beer like this should.

Smell is lots of bourbon and lots of vanilla.... shocking I know. I'd love to say that a noted small complexeties and undercurrents beneath this but i'd be bulls***ing. This thing smells boozy and sweet as hell (not a bad thing).

Taste starts hot in the first few sips but soon mellows. Bourbon stays constant upfront, but not as overwhelming as I remember it in some fresh bottles of regular BCBS i've had over the years. Chocolate notes come up a little in the middle, and then finishes with a very strong and sweet vanilla finish and aftertaste. No real hop presence.

Moutfeel is slightly sticky but remains relatively smooth throughout. A very "heavy" feeling beer. I couldn't drink a whole lot more than one glass of this at a sitting, but given the style we are dealing with I don't consider it a problem.

Overall a fantastic sipping beer. It delivers exactly what it promises and for that I am appreciative. It will be interesting to see how it ages.... drinking it now I'd say I enjoyed it just ever so slightly more than regular BCBS aged a few years and markedly more than fresh BCBS. Pick it up if you can find it, particularly if you are a big fan of bourbon aged beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 04:55:55 | More by mechamifune
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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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