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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,021 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,021
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,407
Gots: 375 | 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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Efay

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

02-17-2013 20:05:55 | More by Efay
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markmcconv

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

02-16-2013 21:04:07 | More by markmcconv
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.9%

02-16-2013 20:24:15 | More by ChicagoNick
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ystazi

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-16-2013 15:40:35 | More by ystazi
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ravot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-13-2013 05:28:27 | More by ravot
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badboy7113

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-10-2013 16:51:35 | More by badboy7113
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

02-10-2013 04:02:23 | More by Onenote81
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MaseFace

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-10-2013 03:45:59 | More by MaseFace
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

02-09-2013 06:37:35 | More by HopsHopenstein
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Etan

Wisconsin

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.

02-06-2013 07:04:33 | More by Etan
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vivasbeer

Michigan

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.

02-04-2013 20:22:04 | More by vivasbeer
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

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.

01-31-2013 03:36:34 | More by standardcherry
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nkeckhar

New York

5/5  rDev +8.9%

01-30-2013 18:52:46 | More by nkeckhar
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Xtent

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

01-29-2013 22:44:47 | More by Xtent
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DmanGTR

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.9%

01-29-2013 04:09:10 | More by DmanGTR
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev -4.6%

I was told this was a lighter vanilla than the regular. Got this on tap right after 2012 GABF at a special BC tasting. This was one of 4 beers they were trying out.

No head. Pitch black. Leaves some legs. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, molasses. A little heat and a lot of sweet. Tons of alcohol on the tongue. Sweet as can be. Some chocolate. Vanilla. Burns on the way down. Smooth. Some carbonation. Thick.

Overall quite excellent. I love sweet. Barrel tastes great and everything goes well together. 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.5

01-27-2013 14:59:49 | More by RuckusDu
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-25-2013 06:22:07 | More by Azrael
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Shilt

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-22-2013 15:46:04 | More by Shilt
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

01-21-2013 21:45:19 | More by eyemustard
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pmoney

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

01-21-2013 16:37:31 | More by pmoney
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vitters03

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

01-19-2013 03:24:13 | More by vitters03
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

01-17-2013 08:40:26 | More by Kelp
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robertc

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

01-17-2013 08:13:01 | More by robertc
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clutchmeister

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-16-2013 05:51:34 | More by clutchmeister
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LostTraveler

Maine

5/5  rDev +8.9%

01-14-2013 19:06:27 | More by LostTraveler
Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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