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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla

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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Bourbon County Brand Stout spiced with fresh vanilla beans.


Phil's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (178) - Kent, - OCT 24, 2012
Coffe, Stout and Vanilla, nom nom nom nom. Don’t mind me. Carry on. Ignore me. Just walk past, nothing happening here.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2010 vintage. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Roast, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, wood, some more vanilla and wood.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2290) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Taster at Zeebra II. Pitch black pour, small dark brown head with okay retention. Almost no lace. Aroma of bourbon, quite some of vanilla, alcohol. Great taste, lots of vanilla in there, a bit boozy, cloying sweet but still makes you want another sip and fast. Full body, a bit high on the carbonation, very sticky on the palate. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3455) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks Dustin! Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, malt, and fruit. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. Bottle held up very well all things considered. It was amazing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3460) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11835) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406 (767) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3152) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (403) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (274) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (846) - 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.


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