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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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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.

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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.

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.