Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,004 | Reviews: 388 | Display Reviews Only:
4.95/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is a 2010 version of Vanilla BCS 4 years later. I'm mentioning the vintage since there is rumor that it is coming back for "Black Friday" 2014. Poured into a snifter. Special thanks to Link's Taproom in Chicago, IL for having this event.
A: Jet black, very little brown bubbles but no significant head.
S: After almost 4 years the scent of bourbon and vanilla is STILL apparent, maybe stronger than when I 1st had it back in 2010. On 1st sniff, the vanilla immediately attacks the nose.
T: Boozy. The bourbon and vanilla taking over the mouth. Still strong after all these years.
O: Surprisingly STILL strong. The vanilla is still present and the beer, in my opinion, has become stronger over time. I wish I could've taken it home with me instead of being opened at the bar, especially if there really is a 2014 version coming out to do a side by side tasting.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 15:34:48 | More by BRami127
4.63/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a game of Thrones snifter.
A- pitch black with no head. Looks ominous and inviting. This would be a perfect 5 if it had some head.
S- tons of bourbon flavor still after 3 years. Really thick vanilla sneaks in behind it and sits softly in the nose.
T- follows the nose a lot. Tons of bourbonans then vanilla taking over the mouth. The aftertaste is straight vanilla. Even after all these years its still pretty strong vanilla.
M- super thick. I love it. There's a little bit of hear from the abv but it's not overwhelming.
O- fantastic beer. The vanilla has disappeaered a little bit but the bourbon character is still strong and delicious. Wish I could have tried it fresh.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 02:06:30 | More by mlhyatt
Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.