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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,129
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 1,487
Gots: 426 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: rudylaw on 11-08-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bourbon County Brand Stout spiced with fresh vanilla beans.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted blind at a horizontal including Vanilla, Rare, Cherry Rye, Bramble Rye, Coffee and an '09 Bomber. Poured into a snifter at approx 55 degrees. Reviewed from blind tasting notes.

A- Pours with essentially no head whatsoever, looks thick and viscous. No carbonation apparent.

S- You can smell some vanilla on the nose as well as some dark fruit and caramel. Some bourbon as well.

T- Tastes of caramel, bourbon, some cherry and oak as well. Tons of chocolate with a very minimal amount of vanilla.

M- This had the thickest, most rich feel of the 5 we tasted. Like an oil slick in your mouth. Very little drying quality, but enough to balance the sweetness from the malt and vanilla.

O- This was the 1st in our lineup to taste. The vanilla was certainly not as apparent as we had expected from other vanilla beers (BAVDL and others) so it was a little underwhelming. Our group at first thought this could be the '09 bomber, but ended up going back and switching it to vanilla once we tasted all 5. The nose and thick/richness were the parts that made it clear this was the vanilla, although it definitely wasn't there in the taste.

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,129 ratings.