argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, milk chocolate, light roast. Taste is sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, light milk chocolate, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle served at Church Key. Vintage 2010. Pours black with a tan head. Vanilla, oak and bourbon, seamlessly integrated in a viscous, chewy pour. Big alcohol finish. WOW!
knickskicks (606) - - AUG 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, thin tan head. Nose is bourbon, a touch of vanilla, chocolate syrup. Taste is like regular aged bourbon county--lots of mellow bourbon, chocolate syrup, some vanilla. I definitely got the vanilla but if I were told I was drinking aged regular Bourbon County I might not have questioned it. I know some bottles are drinking superbly, but the vanilla beans definitely seemed to have worn off in this one. Still pretty damn incredibly.
JPDurden24 (1460) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. Black pour, dark tan head. Sweet, chocolatey with lots of vanilla and just enough bourbon and chocolate to balance. It is excellent.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12/01/2010: Goose Island Vanilla Bourbon County Stout... Aroma: Heyshey syrup and vanilla can be smelled from several feet away; soft bouron ALCOHOL. Appearance: Mahogany color with a quickly dissipating beige head. Flavor: Smooth, creamy, rich vanilla and bourbon; alcohol vents through the nose with a little burn; creme brulee; chocolate; sugary sweetness. Palate: Full-bodied; creamy texture. Overall: DAMN FRAKING GOOD! The best version of BCS to date!
1 Pint 6 Fl. Oz. bottle (13% Alcohol by Volume; Bottled on: 11/05/10 0855) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #406 for this beer.
Chipalsa (1298) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a rare treat - thanks OmegaX! It poured a typical BCS - thick, oily, barely a head. I could pick up a vanilla scent before bringing the snifter to my face!!! Among vanilla was smooth oak, bourbon and cherries. The taste was full of bourbon-soaked raisins and cherries, chocolate, coffee and a fresh, almost silky vanilla finish. Other than BCS Rare, this is my favorite brew from these guys.
OmegaX (1144) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great brew here. Thanks, Daniel. Nose is big vanilla, chocolate, some light booze, roast, cocoa. Sweet vanilla notes. Flavor is similar. Big chocolatey stout with light alcohol and sweet vanilla. Great.
toxichop (273) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Black with almost no head. S: Vanilla and mollasses, some honey and a hint of soy. T: Vanilla it is still very present, a bit of soy that made a little odd, and it ends with spice and oak. M: Silky with low carbonation, it coats the tounge very well. O: Nice brew, almost no alcohol and found this rather easy to drink, the only thing is that it was a little odd.
Yorker (963) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle @ home (2010 vintage). Pours black with a little sediment and a tiny tan head that leaves hardly any lacing. Aroma is vanilla, oak, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coconut, and bourbon. Flavour is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, and bourbon – with a slightly boozy finish.
Jesterdeal (1580) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of vanilla, graham cracker, molasses, and vanilla cake. Pours black with brown lacing. Taste is sticky good with caramel, vanilla, chocolate, creme soda, and slight cappuccino. amazing.