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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Bourbon County Brand Stout spiced with fresh vanilla beans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Very sweet, vanilla dominated nose, lots of bourbon, lots of roast and chocolate. The taste is massively sweet, cloyingly so, shittons of vanilla, lots of bourbon, lots of syrup, truckloads of chocolate and coffee. Just nasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobvenekamp (12) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bomber - Pours thick and black with hints of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Definitely has that typical B.C. flavor, but the vanilla beans subdue the alch burn. Thick and oily mouthfeel with big time bourbon and vanilla flavors. An awesome part of the B.C. family, more drinkable as a fresh bottle than its non-vanilla counterpart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2135) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2010
Pours black coal with a tan head that dies quickly. Soy, chocolate, maple with wine characteristics in the nose. Rich chocolate, vanilla, maple and finishing alcohol in the mouth. Really smooth with no prickles except for the alcohol heat, which is kept well in check. Would age beautifully. Get maltesers here too. Big thanks to DaSilky for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (5789) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
Heavy, oily, loads of bourbon vanilla, sweetness and spirits. A proper stout base that is able to cope with loads of oak and vanilla. Stringent oakiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4027) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Bottle... Poured black with a khaki head. Sort of straight bourbon whiskey and roasted malt on the nose. The vanilla really came through here in the initial taste. Imagine Southern Tier Creme Brulee but a little less harsh on the sweetness. Still like a dessert in a glass with toffee, caramel, and boozy, bourbon tones. But I would honestly pick regular BCS over this any day as it is more balanced and a concise product.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2010
This is an exceptional beer. It is pretty much the Bourbon County Stout except with a great vanilla finish that comes at the end of my palate. Both vanilla and caramel comes out at the end of each tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2010
bottle. black body. thick and scary dark. minimal to no head. aroma of massive sugar, maple, vanilla, bourbon, tobacco and raisin. flavor is overpowering in sugar. too much fig and too much vanilla..so sweet. not as cloying as i thought considering how sugary this is, but still difficult to put down more than a few ounces. my least fav of the series (by far)..sticky and thick. not so much my thing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle shared at Paul’s Thanksgiving tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with tons of bouron and a hint of vanilla. The flavor has roasted malts, dark fruits, bourbon, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4664) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
big thanks to thirdeye11 for this one. pitch black pour with a deep khaki head. nose is vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, more vanilla, and light alcohol. huge chewy palate, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, fudge, syrup, faint alcohol, this could keep going.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
acancegliero (2) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2010 does not count
I tryed this beer with some friend here in Brazil and we love it, its a wonderfull beer, with one of the best aroma that i have ever smell one a beer.

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