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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla

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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Bourbon County Brand Stout spiced with fresh vanilla beans.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (2556) - Gteborg, - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Bomber courtesy of AndySnow. 2010 vintage. Such great generosity, have never met the man and yet he sends me a Christmas present containing a bottle of this beast. Pours blacker than black with a thin fizzy dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace worth mentioning. Smell is huge, sweet and malty with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, bourbon, high quality dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee, vanilla beans, toffee, alcohol and hints of peppery hops. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, vanilla beans, creamy toffee, bourbon, coconut, vanilla fudge, minerals, wood, oily pine and sweet liquorice candy. Mouthfeel is soft, silky, creamy, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, bourbon, toffee, alcohol and vanilla beans. A great smooth and creamy beer. Very happy to have tried this. Thank you Andy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of raisins, sweets, spice, port, vanilla, coconut, rum and prunes. A flavor of vanilla, coconut, rum, alcohol, prunes, raisins, dry and liqurice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. Almost completely black color, dark brown head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, dark espresso. Taste is more vanilla and rich unsweetened cocoa. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
22 oz bottle pours a dark black color with a tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt. Full bodied amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (2920) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle, 2010 with lots of thanks to Kraddel! Pours opaque black with a small dark brown head that dissipates slowly with good lacing. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet, light bitter, rich vanilla chocolate with some sporty booziness - bourbon? Light astringency as well. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Fairly hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (385) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
2010 bottle shared with bytemesis, thanks! Black pour, small brown head. Prominent sweet vanilla aroma, chocolate/roast. Sweet flavor, cherry, vanilla, bitter roast, cocoa, boozy. Tasty for sure, alcohol tends to quickly drive out the interesting flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (266) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (781) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is strong bourbon, vanilla, some roasted malts, coffee and alcohol. Taste has coffee, vanilla, some dark chocolate, roasted malts and alcohol. Full body, soft to medium carbo. Quite sweet, but still nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (1975) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Amazing beer. Combines the roastedness of the cacao and coffee with the smooth vanilla of the bourbon and fresh vanilla. Has some notes of cinnamon and sweet nuts. Simply brilliant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (1048) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, crme, zoetig. Smaakt vol, vanille, crme alcohol. Goede nasmaak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Abijen (1326) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan brown head. Smells bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Tastes vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and silky. Low carbo, medium body and a oily texture.

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