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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 1,395
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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tewaris

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz, bottled on 11.05.2010, sampled in December 2010.

Noticeably low on head, head retention, and lacing than most stouts, it looks pitch black and oily. The usual suspects are present but the coffee-chocolate notes are clearly shadowed by sweet alcohol and warm Vanilla.

The chocolate doesn't shine at all in the taste; the taste according to me was very acidic and astringent, even unlike the regular BCS. Odd. I expected Vanilla to add to the complexity of BCS but this seemed like a very different beer, considering that we had BCS next to us for comparison. The roast is stronger too, that I don't mind, but the overwhelming acidity is a minus. On top of that, the mouthfeel seemed thinner too.

Overall a good beer but nothing worth going crazy over.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 23:51:28 | More by tewaris
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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.