Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Vanilla StoutBourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout

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

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle (2010)

Thanks for sharing, Cavery!

(Aged for 1 year)

Midnight black with a thin ruby brown head that doesn't stay for long. Some spotted lacing down the glass. As expected, this beer is gorgeous.

The best aspect of this beer is it's aroma. The combination of bourbon, wood, sweet and earthy vanilla, and alcohol heat make for a divine combination.

Unfortunately, smelling this was the greatest joy I got from it, as it is far too hot with alcohol. Yes there is plenty of bourbon and wood character along with lots of sweet vanilla, but the burning harshenss from the alcohol is overpowering. Interestingly, I did not experience a similar ?flaw? in the other variations of this beer. Disappointing, namely because my expectations were so incredibly high.

Medium to full mouthfeel, though a touch slick and oily. Hot with alcohol.

Way too boozy, at least at this age. The aroma saves it from falling completely from grace.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 22 fl oz bottle poured in to tulip. Reviewed from notes.

A: SRM is dark brown/black. Nearly opaque. Head is tan, 1/2 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Medium carbonation. Heavy lacing.

S: Big bourbon and vanilla notes blast off the nose. Dark roast malt and maple notes are also apparent.

T: Huge vanilla notes accompanied by maple and bourbon. Flavors are big, but all compliment each other and are very well balanced. Aftertaste is vanilla, bourbon, and maple.

M: Full bodied and viscous. Bourbon and vanilla notes stick to the palate.

O: Truly a masterpiece. All flavors are wildly huge yet compliment each other in a way that makes the overall beer better than its individual components. Quite a shame that this is a one and done production. Don't be fooled, there is no hype around this beer. It really is that good.

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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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