Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon County Brand Stout spiced with fresh vanilla beans.

Added by rudylaw on 11-08-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,266
Reviews:
418
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,548
Gots:
424
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Dizzy242
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 11/5/10; drank 4/29/15 @ Fountainhead.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/brown appearance.

Almost no khaki head; no lace.

Vanilla, red wine & milk chocolate notes in the nose.

Smooth, medium thick mouthfeel.

Vanilla, cream & milk chocolate flavors up front; slight carbonation bite on the finish. No booze heat. A dessert orgasm; somehow the vanilla has gone nowhere. Perfection.

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Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Buck89
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. An inky black color with a modest dark tan head. Minimal retention and lacing. Huge vanilla aromas with subtle bourbon, oak, coffee, and chocolate. The taste was rich vanilla through and through. Interspersed was a nice mix of cocoa, coffee, oak, and whisky. A full-bodied, velvety feel. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave2234
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmcurran
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kubeerfan1
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Feel very lucky to have this one. Posting a review late. Poured 7/20/16 for a birthday share. Typical BCS inky black pour. Still great carbonation after all of this time. Nose is amazing, not quite marshmallow like other fresh vanilla stouts. Having Vanilla Rye at the same time, nose on VR blows this away but taste is a different story. The stout, barrel and vanilla are in perfect harmony. By far my favorite variant to date. Job well done Goose. Will seek more out.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well, here it goes. Pours out the typical motor oil black with zero carb bubbles. Smells like a typical bourbon county with a bit more vanilla than usual. Definitely not a nilla bomb on the nose. The taste is much more vanilla forward. Like a fudge bar topped with vanilla frosting. Wow. Time has done this beer wonders. So very smooth. Probably the best varient next to vr.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow 6 years in and still holds perfect carbonation. Vanilla is not gone at all but has faded slightly. Mouth feel is super silky smooth and probably one of my favorite things about this beer. Vanilla / Stout / Bourbon are in perfect unison as everything is a complete balance and compliment of one another.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of orangesol
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beersthirty
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've ever had! Unbelievable!

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Photo of YvesB
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fargrow
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devilfluff
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aufie
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mklisz
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.47 out of 5 based on 1,266 ratings.
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