Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   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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4.3
RasmusOtt (2766) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 This beer aims at your soft "vanilla-spots" with a base in the legendary bourbon county . And that is basically what this beer is. A bourbon county stout loaded with vanilla. Ofc I like it? Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, huge vanilla and some roasted malts. Taste add some warming alcohol and a bit of liquorice and dark dried fruits.In short: Bourbon County plus tons of vanilla!

4
pilsnerrogge (2948) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2011
Bottled:
Colour is black, head is very small. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee and liquorice. Thick and smooth mouth feel. Flavour is bourbon, liquorice, oak and chocolate. Finish is hot and boozy, but in a balanced way.

4.3
Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearingt light brown fluffy head. Pitch black body. Coffee wood vanilla liquorice aroma. Coffee liquorice choccolate vanilla sweet smooth and pleasant but with bitter notes as well. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste Yum yum. I would never have guessed on such a high alcohol content. Very well balance between the sweet and the bitter notes.

4.3
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
This is perverse. An insanely perverse beer and I am ashamed to admit liking it. It’s like listening to "Never Gonna Give You Up" on the radio, and you cannot stop yourself from slightly dancing. It’s like watching Extreme Home Makeovers and being really touched by the whole scenery. It’s like liking Dan Brown’s books. It’s like actually liking a beer more than last year’s batch. t’s like thinking Jean claude Van Damme is cool. It’s like a homo-erotic fantasy involving David Beckham. It’s like dancing with your mommy thinking "this is fun". It’s like really liking George Michael. It’s like eating hot dogs at a wedding. It’s like hating Orval.

4
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bomber. Pours as black as my ex-wife’s soul with a thin tan head. The nose is dark fruits, burnt malt, bourbon, dark chocolate and vanilla. The taste is vanilla upfront with dark fruits, milk chocolate, roast and coffee. This has a subdued barrel compared to the regular version and much sweeter - the sweetness must cut down the bourbon. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Very good but not sure I like it more than the original. I’ll have to try Rare next to see how it compares.

4.2
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle (2010). Blakc-Balck with a bowrn tohn ahed. Fantastich chocolate-vinaally aroma. Quite alcoholic. I låve it. Yes man. I’m drunk. With an s. It is so smooth, i love it. Sweet and strong. Cannot write more - got to drink... this is so lol... Did you know that... Hey wiat a minute- why is it called bourbpn country . whatis the countra about?

3.5
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
22oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with a thin, tan head. Big vanilla nose, coffee, chocolate, booze, sweet. Flavor has a ton of vanilla, coffee, brown sugar. Full bodied, sweet vanilla finish. WAY to much vanilla.

4.3
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color, with a small fastly dissapating tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, coffee, slight amount of vanilla, alcohol and some liqourice. The flavor is really big and complex with roasted malt, coffee, liqourice dark fruits, bourbon, bourbon soaked raisins, vanilla, booze, roasted malt and some faint dark chocolate. The body is full with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall a really big and complex brew, really a treat. Age this for 1 year+ and it will probably become even better.

4.4
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Sampled at Nashville Beer Summit 1.22.11 - Pour is not surprisingly very dark and thick. Great nose of port, dark fruit, vanilla, butter, butterscotch, bourbon, whiskey, and oak. More notes of chocolate and coffee upon tasting. Mocha. Malt. Great finish. Alcohol is well hidden for such a giant beer. Good integration of flavors despite the heavy handedness of the bourbon barrel. Complex as can be. Wonderful beer. Nice treat.

4
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 bottled on 11/05/10 poured a black in color with little head and a somewhat still look. aroma has bourbon, more of a malted body than the other versions, woody vanilla, and some roast. mouth feel is thick but the carbonation could be a bit more. flavor has some initial heated bourbon and the vanilla is more on the heavy barrel side than the fresh sprigs but it does smooth things out a bit. the malted side stands out more for me here than in other versions and there is lots of molasses flavor and texture. it is the the least crushing of the versions so far and considering the alcohol it is not overly boozy. overall I was hoping for more of a raw vanilla thing and it comes off as a heavy barrel side instead, however the beer is smooth.


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