Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GothGargoyle (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 1, 2012
Thanks to Vaiz for the trade. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, raisins. Slick and creamy mouthfeel, rich, sweet and complex on the palate. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, hint of bourbon, touch of oak. I think this beer is worthy of the hype.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (189) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle share at Matteos leaving do. Pours jet black with a dirty tan head. Aroma is boozy Christmas cake with a little oxidisation. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, raisins and booze. Really smooth. Lovely

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (10613) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle shared at the CBC Islington for the Matteo farewell tasting. Huge thanks to Colin for this one. 2010 bottle. A viscous sticky black brown coloured pour with a a loose tan fading. Aroma is sweet sticky malts, toffee, coconut, big sweet vanilla, oak. Flavour is composed of sweet layered malts, oak and vanilla, tangy plum, coconut, smooth and boozy Bourbon. Palate is thick, sticky, moderate carbonation, sticky. Really good. Aged very well.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (2978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2016
bottle pour at kases. no aroma of vanilla at alll, very whiskey smelling. flavor is well balanced, no vanilla. very light palette. really smooth, just a tick off because of the loss of vanilla.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaser (5978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Had this at a bottle share. 22oz. Black as night with no head on this guy. Creamy and cocoa aroma, just a hint of vanilla surprisingly. Vanilla and a little bit marshmallow taste, not nearly as marshmallow as Vanilla Rye, I like this better, not as sweet. Smooth and no booze taste at all. Really good, liked this better than rare also.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kathouse (1747) - LAS VEGAS, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1075) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (7124) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. Black pour. Vanilla, bourbon, oak aromas. Flavors are straight vanilla, oak, bourbon and sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (6242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2016
vintage2010:sweet vanilla aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice "fat" finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (8535) - 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,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHSRanders (2022) - 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.


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