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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 510   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, - 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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (2909) - 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 (5790) - 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 (1700) - 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
linusb (961) - 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 (6884) - 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 (6206) - 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 (8515) - 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 (2009) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (13397) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2016
I dont know where my ratings for this got lost in the shuffle. Needless to say I tried this beer many times fresh but wouldnt go near it now. Nice load of vanilla, sweet and decadent. One of the best variants at its peak.


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