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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
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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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Ratings: 1,162 | Reviews: 404
Photo of n2185
3.21/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a thick black with about a finger of coffee-colored head which quickly and completely vanishes into nothing with no lacing to speak of.

S: Some slight caramel aromas along with some vanilla and oak as well as sweet chocolate. Then the bourbon strikes, wiping out all aromas. Very strong bourbon and alcohol aromas finish off the nose.

T: Similar to the aroma, there is a bit of vanilla, oak, and sweet chocolate up front. The vanilla was more apparent at first, but as I progress through the glass, it fades well into the background. Foremost is the bourbon. Lots and lots of bourbon, which overwhelms every other flavor the more sips I take. The aftertaste has strong toffee notes along with a strong alcohol burn. Not quite as sweet as the original BCBS, but still very sweet.

M: Very thick with little carbonation, this beer coats the mouth with its syrupy sweetness.

D: I've spent well over two hours working on this bomber and am still not done. The sweetness, thickness, and strong alcohol burn keep this from being very drinkable. This beer really should come in 12 oz bottles as 22 is way too much.

Overall, it's not a bad beer, but it's very one-dimensional with the bourbon overwhelming any subtleties that could be found. The vanilla makes a strong showing at first, but quickly takes the back seat to the bourbon. If you really like bourbon, you'll probably like this beer. To me, if I wanted this much bourbon in my beers, I'd probably just opt to drink straight bourbon.

Photo of SteveLyman
4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at 55 degrees from a bomber.

A - Poured a very silky, dark brown mahogany liquid. Around the edges peers roll tide red hues.

S - Directly up front is a complex mix sweets and booze. It begins with an upfront mix of chocolate and vanilla notes. I begin to pick up dark fruits and soft wood aromas, ending with a very boozy nose.

T - This cries oak aged bourbon. It is a very complex mix of chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon. As it warms it begins to become stronger in vanilla extract.

M - Viscous and creamy.

D - This has great drinkability. This beer is very sweet and complex. It correlates well with the strong alcohol.

If I could ever get my hands on this beer again, I would thoroughly enjoy it. This was an awesome beer and I may have aged it longer...

Photo of abar22
4.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber at 55 degrees poured into a New Belgium Tulip

Black and thick as motor oil. Mahogany colored head that settled into a thin cap. Thick ring that left no lacing.

No skimping on the nose with this one. Roasted malts fight tooth and nail with boozy bourbon and vanilla notes. Its a bit of a lost cause though as the B n V really fly out of the glass. Fantastic.

Chocolate and roasted malts start things off but quickly give way to waves of bourbon, booze, and vanilla. The bourbon come is varying waves of intensity and dominate the sip. The vanilla comes through strong at the end before letting the alcohol warm its way to the belly. A great sipper if bourbon is your thing.

Low carbonation, thick and smooth makes this beer feel like a Imperial Stout should.

Shared with a bro-in-law this beer went down as great as a beer this strength can. If you're in the mood for a beast of a beer and something to warm you up then this is the beer. Great on a cold snowy night. Delicious!

Photo of radioscooter
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Was waiting to try this for some time. Got a couple in a recent trade.

Pours beautiful, black and low retention head.

Smell is all about the bourbon. There's a vanilla tone creeping in behind, but for the most part - it's more bourbon and less malt shake.

Smell alone is good enough to chew on. Swirling in glass results in a multicolor oil-slick syrup on the glass walls.

Taste - wow. I knew that Goose Island developed the bourbon aged stuff, but I didn't think there could be such a leap in quality. One sip of this and you're developing a Southern drawl.

Deep, dark, thick stout with massive flavor bomb appeal. Sweet, sticky sweet in a toffee, vanilla, bourbon cluster that will send you into a sugar coma. No way I can get through one glass of this...

Remember to sip. Not something I should be drinking on a Monday. Save for the holidays. Have it with fig pudding and a loved one.

Delightful and toasty.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hearty thanks to Draught2012 for grabbing this bottle for me. Big Props!

Interesting review to write. BCBS is one of my all time favorites... Vanilla as a component of flavor and as a flavor itself is also a favorite of mine...

Not much of a head forms here even with a hearty pour. A shiny dark brown color... no lacing.

Aroma is sweet, of bourbon and vanilla extract. I choose extract since the alcohol aroma mixes with the vanilla so nicely. SO thick in your nostril.

Well I haven't tried this side by side with standard BCBS, but this almost seems more bourbon like. Bourbon in your face again with what I sense as a vanilla extract type flavor. Very close to the original. Very sweet, but there is a balance that is achieved with the bourbon notes. Some molasses and a touch of chocolate.

Thick, thick, thick.... Like an aged balsamic vinegar.

Drinks like a bourbon. Good thing I love bourbon. On the edge of "hot" but still in the zone where it's enjoyable. Really interested to see how this one ages.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.
Bottled: 11/05/10

A - Pours a silky and velvety dark mahogany wit some slight light brownish hints on the corners. Immediately the pour smells of woody and sweet bourbon. There is almost no head just a thin ring of tan that leaves immediately. With a nice swirl a 0.25 inch tan head pops up that has very little retention.

S - Aroma starts off sweet and boozy. Bourbon notes permeate all of my sinuses and envelop everything. There are some stronger vanilla hints with some slight spice but these lend to the Bourbon notes as typically vanilla notes can be found in Bourbon. There is some slight woody aroma to it but once again it gets overshadowed. Molasses and dar dark fruits are very present with some nice caramel hints on the finish. A nice mix of raisins and dates mixed with the caramel and a slight woody note. Quite sweet nose.

T & M - Taste starts off smooth with a nice subtle vanilla spice that then explodes into sweet vanilla extract mixed in with some molasses, caramel and boozy sweetness. Bourbon with some intense vanilla dominates. There are also some slight wood spice hints as well as some nice boozy sweetness and heat. Some tobacco notes and very delicious dark fruit notes. Complex flavors thats for sure. At a bit above cellar temperature the heat from the booze is quite present and dominates a lot of the beer. The mouthfeel is full and complex with tons of different shades of sweet. Nice and smooth and velvety like melted chocolate.

D - Good beer and solid offering form GI not my favorite of the BCBS series though.

Photo of alcstradamus
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

EDIT: Updating my overall score after having this beer again. The vanilla seems to be a little too prominent on my second go around and it is slightly artificial. Enough to drop the taste score from a 5 to a 4.5

Original review text below:

Pours jet black with a half finger of head. Exactly like regular BCS.

The aroma is deep and complex and very boozy. The vanilla is present as an indistinct sweetness, and there is a ton of toffee and oak from the barrel aging. HUGE boozy heat just like regular BCS, but it is warm and inviting rather than of the acetone variety.

The flavor is spectacular. Very warming in the chest...every bit of the 13% ABV is felt here. Novices to craft beer be warned, if you can't handle regular BCS don't expect to be able to handle this. It isn't quite as toned down and smooth as the coffee version was, although it is definitely every bit as tasty. A sweet vanilla and toffee mix dominates the flavor profile, with milk chocolate and oak in the finish. This is the perfect after-beer-beer....what I mean by that is after you have a beer or two in you and are a bit less sensitive to the booziness, the flavor that is present here is not only world class but possibly the best stout you will ever drink.

The body is full and carbonation has the slightest sting which takes away from the creaminess.

Overall I don't think I have any real complaints about this beer. It is everything I expected it to be and not much else. And I expected greatness.

Photo of jamie2dope
4.2/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It took me a hell of a long time to land this beer, but as luck would have it, grabbed some on the South Shore today. As expected, it pours out an oily black color, with no heading to be seen. Next to a snifter of regular Bourbon County, the two look virtually identical. Lots of chocolate and just a small hint of the vanilla in the nose, with the bourbon hiding somewhere in the background. The taste is definitely sweeter than the BCBS, with the vanilla still mild, and the bourbon dialed down a notch or two. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous. Alcohol is definitely there, as usual, but that extra level of sweetness masks it a bit more. Overall BCBVS is not a huge departure from BCBS, but a tasty alternative that is most definitely worth a shot.

Photo of kbnooshay
4.01/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Super black head that let though NO amber highlights when held up to light. Short lived brown frothy head.

S - Shitload of coffee roasted malt and vanilla bean but overall this smells like graham crackers and smores.

T - All of the above scents become flavors in addition to bourbon, oak, and chocolate. The bourbon is surprisingly chilled out by the sweet vanilla flavor. Towards the end a strong cheap milk chocolate flavor starts to dominate.

M - Thick and smooth

D - Dessert. This is pretty drinkable thanks to the sweetness. Only thing that holds it back is a grainy brown sugar sweetness that takes over your mouth towards the end of the sampling. Actually less drinkable as it warms up.

Photo of Phelps
4.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by whiterascal at a recent tasting and poured into a snifter.

Pours a syrupy-thick, inky dark brown. No head, no lace, just thin ring of tan bubbles. Very flat and heavy-looking.

The nose is replete with toffee, molasses, licorice, port, dark chocolate. It smells hot -- very boozy, and sweet like vanilla extract.

The flavor is similar: tons of toffee, butter, and vanilla along with maple syrup, and oak. It's thick, it's sweet, it's rich, and I love it.

A tongue-numbing heat also flames through the nose and throat. The body is like a liqueur -- a silky, buttery medium that's very lightly fizzy.

Pitting this version of Bourbon County Stout up against the standard and coffee-aged versions, I can without a doubt call this one the victor. It's heavy, but it doesn't have the crazy motor-oil viscosity of, say, vanilla bean Dark Lord, and that's what makes it better. A fantastic barrel-aged stout.

Photo of nrbw23
4.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a pitch black color with a very thin head. Head is gone in a flash and leaves no lacing.

S- Picking up quite a bit of bourbon and a ton of vanilla. So far I like where this one is going. A bit of oak here too, along with some alcohol.

T- I found this one a bit more sweet than I expected. A ton of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and oak. A nice alcohol burn to this one too.

M- A really nice rich body with a pretty low amount of carbonation.

D- I found this one pretty easy to drink. A bit sweet and a nice alcohol burn make this one a sipper for sure. I'd like to try this one again down the road some time after a bit of time.

Photo of Kenny411
4.22/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I tried this the day after I had the normal Bourbon County Stout. This was a little more mellower and you don't have as much Bourbon taste to it as the Vanilla takes away from it. The beer was great and it was worth the money to try it. I recieved a bomber and shared it with a couple of people that never had a bourbon cask beer before. All of them were very pleased. I with they made this beer more than once a year!!

Photo of billshmeinke
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black as a moonless night. Half a finger of light brown head. Retention isn't great, but given the abv I'll let that one slide.

Smells of bakers chocolate and marshmallow and a touch of coconut and... Shit I was smelling it too hard and some went up my nose... Fail! But that's how good it smells.

Tastes of graham crackers, rice crispy treats, a touch of oak, chocolate, well integrated bourbon. Some coffee notes help to balance the sweetness.

Heavy, huge, thick, viscous.

Not a HUGE improvement over the regular version, but the vanilla and graham cracker notes are pretty awesome.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am thrilled to finally be able to try this one. Long, long time I have waited to be able to type up this review, but alas, the beer has finally been enjoyed!

The pour was black as night with a deep, dark color that no light could penetrate. Nice chocolate head of about an inch came up initially but then settled down to a bare top that just looked like an evil pit of doom The aroma was rich with blackstrap molasses,vanilla beans,hints of alcohol and a ton of roasted malts, interesting, I must go in fora closer look. The flavor was equally as rich, dare I say wonderful Super sweet notes here of vanilla, molasses, hints of oak and a touch of almost bourbon as it warms. This was an amazingly complex beer. Super full bodied with that huge feel that you really only find in the best of the RIS's, you know what I mean. A huge beer that you know is every bit as strong as you thought it would be, but for some reason is just soo damn smooth, you just cannot stop drinking it. Wonderful, simply wonderful.

Overall all I can say is I am glad I could finally try this beer. I have been waiting forever to tackle this one, it has been a good day.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Solid black with a small mocha creamy mocha head that didn't stick around long.

S - Very strong vanilla with oak, bourbon and some chocolate notes.

T - Strong vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate and brown sugar. The vanilla makes this one seem a little sweeter than the original.

M - Thick, smooth and oily with a bit of alcohol warmth.

D - Like dessert in a glass.

Photo of Verecund
4.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours midnight-in-the-fields black with a fingernail ring of head and small wisps resting as an island in the middle of the glass. The third pour finally yields a one-finger tan head, but it settles into the same ring about the glass as the first pour did.

Rich, caramelized sugar, bourbon-soaked vanilla beans, dark chocolate, and dark roast. Everything you've come to expect from BCBS, with an added alcohol heat on the tail end, some subtle oxidation, and, unsurprisingly, rich vanilla. It actually reminds me a bit of Chocolate Rain in this regard.

Fudge, chocolate cake, and soft oakiness. A sweet vanillin character runs through this. As it warms, the vanilla transforms from Madagascar vanilla bean to vanilla extract. So rich.

Chewy, viscous, and smooth. Fittingly low carbonation.

Very dessert-like, this doesn't seem too far off of the CR flavor profile at much less the cost. It's very rich, but I prefer it just under room temperature - as it nears 60 degrees, there's evidence of additional heat, spicy woodiness, and the vanilla begins to taste like extract. Overall, an excellent beer and likely an improvement on the base beer.

Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super dark black colored beer with a light fizzy darker colored head.

Nose has some vanilla, lots of dark roasty malts, light coffee, plenty of roast, a little syrupy caramel, light chocolate, toffee, light oak, creamy chocolate.

Taste: Vanilla! Wow vanilla, very rich, some creamy chocolate, roast, a bit of molasses and caramel, bourbon, oak, chewy dark malts, bit of oats, some warming tingly booze, slight bitterness from roast and touch of earthy fluffy hops, and some sweetness.

Mouth is medium to heavier bodied, fairly smooth and rich, warming tingly booze, decent carbonation.

Drink is not the best, but not too bad, some warming and tingly booze, sweet, fairly thick and almost syrupy.

Photo of lackenhauser
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Jet black-like liquid coal in a glass. Nice sized head considering the abv. Big bourbon aroma. Mild oak and vanilla but the bourbon certainly dominates. Huge bourbon flavors right upfront. A slight oakiness. Burnt, roasted characteristics. The vanilla tends to come thru in the end as it warms-I was expecting more. India ink "ish" flavors. Somewhat of a cinnamon spice. Somewhat alcoholic and boozey. Great, great mouthfeel. Slight burn body wise but considering the abv not a detractor. The whole package here is really well done. As huge and flavor full as this is a bit of aging would really tone this down and improve it's overall qualitites. Share a bottle for sure-a lot of beer for 1 sitting.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout 2010, bottled version, purchased at Community Beverage in Elmhurst, NY. Bottled November 05 2010, and enjoyed in February 10 2011.

Appearance: Served in a Sierra snifter, it pours slowly, somewhat laboriously, as if it the pricey liquid preferred to stay in the womb of its bottle rather than come to me. Well, sorry, Pricey Liquid, but I paid $23.99+tax to enjoy you! No glug or gurgle as in other Imperial Stouts. Smooth... Produces barely a finger-high head, of a classic tan color, which dissipates quickly, leaving only a faint rim around the glass. No retention, barely any carbonation, no lacing. This is pure yummy booze!

Smell: Everything you expect in a beer like this appears in the nose. Vanilla all over, some fancy wood and barrel, also the bourbon. But everything smooth, under control, enticing but never overbearing. Hazelnut too, reminds me of the amaretto reduction sauce I make to go with seared duck breast. Gorgeous. I want to have sex with this beer.

Taste: More of the same, and just as outrageously delicious. Vanilla, bourbon, wood. Sugar, sweetness, bliss. Some chocolate and yummy bitterness. Warm booze at the end. I'm in love.

Mouthfeel: Impressive, just like Goose Rare's. Extremely creamy, smooth, appetizing, enticing. It is pure liquid porn.

Drinkability: Pretty amazing for a beer this huge. So tasty and delicious I crave more, regardless of the price.

I can't get enough of all these Goose Island Bourbon things. They are true works of art.

Photo of ChrisPro
4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cliffs notes review:

A - motor oil black, a few mocha bubbles formed but disappeared in seconds. Huge legs on the brew

S - A bit disappointing. Really, just smells like regular bourbon county: chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, and a touch of smoke. There was a hint of vanilla, but I guess I was hoping for a little more

T - A slight improvement over regular bourbon county as you do pick up a bit more of the vanilla, but still solid.

M - Boozy...needs some more age. But then I worry that whatever vanilla is left will fade even more. However, for the ABV, still not too hot. Just enough carb and a huge viscous buttery coating left all over.

D - This is what I expect from fresh bourbon county and it's on par with that. Amazing drinkability for the ABV, but it's still a sipper no matter what you do.

Overall, I'm not sure the vanilla did enough for me. I may like regular BCBS even better. I'll have to give another bottle another shot.

Photo of Swimsum
4.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade with largadeer. Thanks again Chris. I brought this to a good bye party for a BA who is leaving the country. Slip with 4 other BAs. 2010 vintage that was bottled 11/05/2010.

Pours out a nice black with a little head. No light is getting through the body of this. What head was there settles into a thin ring around the glass. Head is a dark tan/mocha color. No lacing is left on the glass.

This one lives up to its name in the nose that's for sure. Lots of vanilla followed up with some oak and bourbon. The bourbon is the next leading smell behind the vanilla. It smells a lot like fresh Bourbon County just without the pungent alcohol. The vanilla makes this very sweet smelling.

As expected, lots of vanilla here as well. Oak and bourbon notes come through in the finish of this. The vanilla really makes this very smooth and goes down very well. The alcohol burn that I found in fresh Bourbon County is no where present here and I think that is thanks to the vanilla. This is for sure the best vanilla forward beer that I've ever had.

The mouthfeel isn't as thick as I would have liked. As stated in the taste, it is a very smooth beer and goes down incredibly easy. Slightly mouth coating with a sweetness that lingers after each swallow. Alcohol is well hidden.

This was a fantastic beer and one I'm very grateful I got to try. Like I said for the taste, this is the best vanilla forward beer I've had. If I traded more, I would seek this out again.

Photo of infi
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber, courtesy of BA r0nyn.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Dark black viscosity with a thin, tan head emerging but quickly dissipates. No lacing. Very idle-looking when completely settled. On close inspection, a thick layer of the 13% ABV presents itself. Smell is exactly like an 08 BCS, with tons of this similar sweet and buttery toffee/caramel essence that permeates beautifully from the liquid. Lots of milk chocolate and a decent amount of the bourbon shines through, especially when let warm. Slim amount of oak from the barrels as well.

Taste is nicely bold and big. Straight forward with its flavors as they're pretty distinct on the palate. Begins with a lot of melted milk chocolate into a distinctive vanilla and caramel sweetness. Great finish too, sort of like a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. For as fresh as it was and at its high count, the bourbon wasn't as pronounced as I thought it was going to be. Incredibly smooth.

Mouthfeel was amazing: full-bodied, really silky and actually considerably oily too. Drinkability is way too good on this. It definitely tastes better with company than drinking this bottle alone, which is possible. Definitely one of my favorite all-time stouts.

Photo of soulgrowl
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blackish brown with a blood red halo, ringed with a noisette foam. The nose is a surprisingly pleasant commingling of soy sauce and vanilla, butterscotch and sugar cookies with caramel, chocolate, prunes, tobacco, cola, and a touch of latex paint. Hot yet smooth on the palate, with a surge of alcohol at the outset that quickly defers to a delicious, lushly chocolatey flavor with no small amount of vanilla, caramel, benzalde

Photo of Dhren1979
4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage: 2010 (Thanks to my girl Avni for surprising me with a 3rd bottle! She kept hidden for 2 months.)

Serving type: 22oz Bomber poured into a wine glass.

A: Pours a lightless black. "The Black Hole" of stouts!! All Bourbon County Brands are like this, so no surpise but it is expected (and welcomed). A very thick, foamy head.

S: Much more vanilla in this than it was 2 months ago in November. Boozy bourbon (the signature of this line of stouts by Goose Island).

T: Sweet, vanilla plays well with the sweet boozy bourbon. Charred oak. Slight coffee notes.

M: Full body stout. A true sipper..I will be here all night!! HA! Nice alcohol burn at the end of a sip. Will age nicely though I would expect the Vanilla to fade in time.

D: Not for the weak of heart. Give yourself about 2+ hours. But oh so good!!! I have 2 more in the cellar....

Photo of Lukafer
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes

Pours black with minimal head.  Smells are bourbon, vanilla, sweet malts and oak.  Tastes are bourbon, mild vanilla, oak, sweet malts, delicious, very hot and boozy but still really good.    Mouthfeel is sticky and thick.  Drinkability is high. Another great BCBS variation, such a good beer.

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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