Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel

Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 514   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle at Sunes. Black - brown head. Oily. Bourbon. Sweetness. Fruity. Coconut. Raisins. Salmiac. Pepper. Lakridskonfekt.....Alcoholic and sharp finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fastpass17 (2) - USA - FEB 4, 2011 does not count
There was no head at all, deep mahogany to black in color, thick and viscous. The aroma is filled with molasses, raisins, bourbon, wood, vanilla, and alcohol. The taste is filled with wood, bourbon, a strong french roasted coffee, and then some vanilla towards the end. In the mouth there is noticeable alcohol heat, clings to the palate. No need to over indulge this one it warms up in the glass nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (11229) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, coconut and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a warmt alcohol, coconut and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15832) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours black with a small beige layer on top. Nose is sweet. Roast, liquourice, oak and heavy dominant vanilla. A bit boozy aroma. Warm and heavy flavor. Alcohol, roast, oak and vanilla,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Dedollewaitor. Pours a thick black with only the tiniest beige head. Lovely sweet Bourbon aroma - and sweet licorice allsorts. Solid body, low carbonation, sweet roast and lots of vanila with a ton of Bourbon notes. A little alcohol burn in the finish. Very sweet bordering cloying. 290111

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (8173) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Rating 2600! 12/17/10. Solid black appearance with a small brown head thats gone instantly. Huge boozey aroma with char, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and more. Amazing sweet chocolate and vanilla flavor with a tiny bit of roast. This reminds me of cream soda and coconut as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2010 bottle. Aroma has big notes of roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, oak, molasses, chocolate, espresso, sweet dark dried fruits. Viscous black hue with a small fully disappearing brown head. No lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium/heavy bitterness. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Medium cloying finish and noticeable alcohol burn. Overall a very rich and intense beer. A little too sweet and cloying for me to really enjoy all those aromas but overall not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Black pour with a creamy tan head. Big roasty aroma with toffee, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is great, with all of the above and the vanilla really coming through. Creamy on the palate. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (3094) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
Flaske: Kulsort l med et mokkabrunt lille skumhoved. Duften er ekstrem chokolade iflge konen. Jeg har enorm bourbon med vanilie der minder om chokolade. Smagen er pungent af sdme og bourbon. Nsten for meget men alkoholen og en god humling bringer balance i llen. Kunne godt bruge en tand mere lagring. rgangen er 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
dark brown, thin tan wispy swirls. Bit of burnt nose, light vanilla and light wood, not the depth of Rare. flavor BIG step down, very sweet, no barrel flavors, bit of wood and coffee grinds through finish. No cake palate or clinging body, bit green in finish. Not like the Rare, more flavor heat in finish than Rare and less nuance given the over-sweetness.

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