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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 999
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 1,389
Gots: 371 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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jeonseh

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4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter. Had as part of a NWI tasting group Bourbon County tasting night.

A - Looks just like regular bourbon county. Pours a dark, dark deep chocolate brown with a small head floating on the top it disappeared pretty fast but left a nice chocolate brown ring on the edges the whole time.

S - Light oak, sweet bourbon and a light whiff of vanilla. I didn't get as much chocolate and cocoa as I get in regular BCBS

T - Sweet vanilla hits you upfront and stays throughout. There is a slight milk chocolate in the middle that helps cut the vanilla. Finish is bourbon whiskey and a light oak spice. Reminds me a lot of regular BCBS but much sweeter.

MF - A thick and syrupy beer. The finish was a slight oak spiciness that lingers on the tongue. The beer is really sticky as well from the vanilla and leaves that stickiness in the finish.

O - Overall, this is a sweeter version of bourbon count with lots more vanilla sweetness found in the normal BCBS. It's good but probably a bit too sweet for my tastes. Overall, this is probably my least favorite variant as it doesn't add much of a twist to normal BCBS.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 03:53:16 | More by jeonseh
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Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour was thick jet black ala all BCS bottles. little to no head. oily looking.

light vanilla, but heavy on sweetness and and overall a big stout. light on an bourbon flavors.

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i was disappointed. vanilla is falling off badly, body lacks complexity to back that up.

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Iowa

2.9/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I did not taste any vanilla, this beer was not good and fell flat. Were it not for its name and my respect for the brand and franchise this would have been a drain pour. It is not drinking well. I do not like it. I would not drink it with a fox I would not drink it in a box.

It is just not a good stout in my mind. It is old and tired and not doing well any more. Maybe it used to be good, but it is not drinking well now.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8oz pour at the Blind Tiger's VerySpecialKeg Day. 2010 Vintage

A: Black as night. A few big brown bubbles here and there. Alcohol lacing on the glass.

S: Bourbon city. Chocolate, roasty malts and vanilla sweetness. Oh man this might be a bit intense, I'm excited.

T: Pretty much the same taste as regular BCBS but with a whole lotta sweet vanilla at the finish. Real good stuff, I like my vanilla in and out of my stouts.

M: Thick, viscous, sticky, chewy. Flavors coat your mouth and stay for a while. Not much carbonation. Pretty much what you'd expect out of this beer, it's a nice sipper. Your still getting that booze at two years old and it makes me wonder what this brew was like fresh.

O: I'm loving it. If your a fan of BCBS and you like vanilla, I'd go out of your way to get this. But at the same time, not that much different than the base beer so I won't be trading for this anytime soon. Thanks again Blind Tiger.

Serving type: on-tap

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.