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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla StoutBourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout

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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,414
Gots: 379 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

kodt, Mar 08, 2013
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4.83/5  rDev +5.2%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- Pours black with a 1 finger tan head. Minimal lacing.

S- Big fudge aroma, lots of vanilla, bourbon, and more chocolate.

T- Rich chocolate, lots of vanilla remains, fudge, and bourbon.

M- Full body and medium carbonation. Thick and creamy mouth feel.

O- I have had this a few times at tap takeovers over the past 2 years, but this beer is still Amazing!

kawilliams81, Mar 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

ystazi, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

ravot, Feb 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

badboy7113, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.3/5  rDev -6.3%

22oz bottle courtesy of Jason. Thanks a lot!

A: Looks like normal Bourbon County. Very dark brown, reddish hues around the edges, tiny light tan head.

S: Thick bourbon, dark chocolate, toffee, dry oak. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Not very different from regular Bourbon County.

T. More vanilla is apparent in the taste than the nose. Sweet vanilla, light cherry and booze, oaky bourbon, sugary caramel, charred grain.

M. Between medium and thick-bodied. Light but active carbonation.

O: While the vanilla is certainly still there, it's not as much of a marked difference from regular BCBS as I would have liked. Better off not spending/trading heavily for this beer when BCBS is readily available.

Etan, Feb 06, 2013
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4.91/5  rDev +7%

This was my favorite of any Bourbon County variant, and to my knowledge, I have had all of them that has been bottled. Whoever said the Vanilla is fading is just plain wrong. The only reason I popped this was because of fears of the vanilla fading. Well, it was still VERY present in this beer, and it is sublime. Perfect beer for me, as I love vanilla. It was my last bottle, so I'm guessing I will never get another chance to taste it. LOVE it, probably my favorite beer of all time.

vivasbeer, Feb 04, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -15.5%

Bottle served into a snifter. Originally had it in November 2012, but writing this review from notes.

A: Pours pitch black and thick. Flat. Only a few bubbles of head.
S: No vanilla at all. Smells great otherwise, lots of chocolate and bourbon.
T: Wow this is VERY boozy and sweet. Lots of chocolate and bourbon again, but not very balanced.
M: Nice for a BA stout, thick/syrupy. Very boozy though which detracts a bit from it in my opinion.
O: This beer has fallen off (at least my bottle has). I did not get any vanilla at all, just a hot and chocolatey bourbon brew. Good, but not worth what people ask for it.

standardcherry, Jan 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.