Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
06-07-2014 02:06:30 | More by mlhyatt
4.55/5 rDev -0.9%
Opened in December-2013 at Willjbauer's tasting, poured into a snifter
A- pours jet black with a very small foamy light-tan head that settles, leaving just a small layer floating on top, alcohol legs stick upon swirling
S- Straight up vanilla bean! Wow, this smells like they took a vanilla bean, opened it up, dumped the contents into a glass and topped it off with BCBS. Also picking up the classic Bourbon County aromas with big bourbon and oak notes, the vanilla meshes perfectly with the oaky barrel aroma, simply amazing
T- subtle vanilla flavors follow the nose up front with a fresh creaminess to it, the bourbon and barrel notes are very well balanced and allow the vanilla to pop through. Dark chocolate, fig and caramel mid-palate. More subtle vanilla on the finish with a bourbon linger
M- medium-heavy body with viscous mouthfeel and low carbonation, just a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish
O- The aroma of this beer was just about perfect, pure vanilla bean. I'm thinking that the vanilla flavors have mellowed out a bit, considering the beer was about three years old. It's still delicious and worth seeking out, I'd love to try this again
05-13-2014 19:39:38 | More by Treyliff
Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,018 ratings.