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:
1,546
Gots:
423
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 1,266 |  Reviews: 418
Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAged1991
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My all time favorite the smell and taste are great and is less sweet than the rey version

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Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For those haters that say the Vanilla has faded on this one they are crazy! Tons of Vanilla still there, this is still an amazing beer! Purchased this bottle along with many others of its caliber for a small group tasting and it was definitely one of the stars!

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Photo of KT123
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Jbrianlee88
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerOps
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hits those black notes, brown head, 1/2". Aroma was bourbon first, then vanilla, then some roast and barrel notes.

Taste was a syrupy, thick, sweet, marshmallow like existence (much sweeter than any other variation, even bramble). The sweetness eats up some of the alcohol hotness this would have at 13%, does it very nicely. Its very good, but hardly a novel concept anymore in the near 6 years since its release. Carbonation soft but appropriate.

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Photo of corysmith01
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 4truth
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of jdm5161
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drone
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nachojon
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best stouts I have ever had. The balance of vanilla with the bourbon heat. Such a smooth beer with no aspect of the flavor or feel overwhelming the other.

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Photo of Jaycase
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Has held up very well in its 5+ years. No alcohol burn whatsoever. Just vanilla marshmallow fudge goodness. Carbonation held up quite well too. Having had VR recently I'd take a 5+ year old version of this over the VR if given the choice.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amishbooze
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tracker83
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snow81
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ebru
3.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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