Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.43/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
bottle shared wit group
poured in to tulip
Light lacing is left behind with no head retention at all.
Nose: What else Vanilla! Caramel and a strong bourbon aroma float around. In the background hints of caramel and hazelnut appear. Coffee tons are apparent once the beer warms up. after awhile in the glass.
Palate: Big and full bodied. A tad boozy from the 13% abv, but its not a beer killer. The drinkability is damn good and the carbonation a bit low, but not a deal breaker. Vanilla assaults your tongue from the get go, then the bourbon influence washes it away leaving behind the taste of caramel, chocolate, and espresso. Some minor oak character comes through as the explosion of taste subsides.
Finish: Warm and long with a sweetness. A great combination of bourbon and vanilla linger as the beer slowly goes down the hatch. Definitely a winner and a super presentation of a barrel aged stout.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2012 07:27:44 | More by schmoopsbeer
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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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