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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Bourbon County Brand Stout spiced with fresh vanilla beans.

This entry is for original FoBAB and festival entries, 2010 Bottling, and some special events. For the NEW Vanilla entry please see "Vanilla Rye"

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Palme (4120) - Bergen, - JAN 17, 2012
0.65l bottle from Ølbutikken shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Have been looking forward to this for quite some time now. Actually had a couple of dreams about opening this one, so this is hopefully going to be great! It pours this deep deep dark - near black - body with a medium sized quickly sideclenshing chocolaty head. The aroma? Oohh, the aroma. Just fantastic! Roasted sweetness topped with vanilla, bourbon, wood, dark sweet Belgian chocolate, caramel, rum raisins and tones of dark nuts. Just amazing. The carbonation level is average to soft and it has a fantastic thick, rich and chewy mouthfeel. The flavors? Oh, the flavors.. It’s just so concentrated and almost unrealistic. Chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla, alcohol, roasted dark goodies, concentrated dark dried fruits and the aftertaste? Don’t get me started on the aftertaste! Warming as hell with a fantastic dark and chocolaty vanilla mindblowing experience. What a beer. What a beer. 30.12.2011

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kathouse (1626) - Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2016
All I can say is wow. Perfectly balanced and right into my taste buds wheelhouse. Powerful vanilla and chocolate. Smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thin brown lacing. N: Toffee, coffee, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla fudge T: Salty caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee candy O: Very nice stour even if the vanilla is a bit hard to find.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. Black pour. Vanilla, bourbon, oak aromas. Flavors are straight vanilla, oak, bourbon and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
vintage2010:sweet vanilla aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice "fat" finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Vintage 2010. roasty, bread, alcohol, vanilla, woody, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, black, thick feel, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle. 2010. black color with virtually no head. Aroma is roasted malt with strong notes of licorice. Nice spicy flavor. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13145) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle vintage 2010. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Bourbon very present. Heavy bitter long bourbon finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2016
I don’t know where my ratings for this got lost in the shuffle. Needless to say I tried this beer many times fresh but wouldn’t go near it now. Nice load of vanilla, sweet and decadent. One of the best variants at its peak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (1429) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle shared with Desverger. Thanks Reuben. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, bourbon. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Nice roasted finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle 2010, massive thanks to Colin, shared with Niller, Hammel, DK - black coloured pour with a beige to tan covering. Aroma and taste is roasted dark malty, with intense chocolate, some gorgeous vanilla laced throughout this, kokos flødeboller, bourbon infused wooden nuances on the palate, this beer sings out. Immense.

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