Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 515   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9906) - Ursel, - JUL 29, 2012
No head, black-brown beer. Bourbon, vanilla, fresh oak, fuselalcohols. Sweet, vanilla/oak, red cherries, alcohol & fusels, whilst retronasal, there is mocha. Heated and viscous, fulfilling, and full bodied, of course. Excellent, and the Bourbon/vanilla combination isnt even exaggerated.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gephross100 (904) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle thanks to Jonathan. Pours black with no head. Strong vanilla nose, oak, cocoa nibs. Viscous mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7811) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
February 2017 - Bottle share at CBC Islington for the Matteo Farewell tasting as Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Bourbon Barrel, 2010 vintage. Big thanks to Cloin for this whale (which was apparently once a London shelf turd). Opaque black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is meaty bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, spicy and woody. Body is big and oily, tingly carbonation. Taste is coconut macroons, chocolate and vanilla, chocolate liqueur, earthy finish, syrupy sweet. Very intense. I like it but I dont know how much I could drink. I didnt notice any oxidation at all just that meaty vibe I sometimes get from big sweet BBA stouts. Cheers cloin. (3.9)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 21, 2017
66cl bottle shared at my Farewell Tasting, London. 2010 vintage. Massive thanks to Colin for this one. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma is big boost bold juicy with liquid chocolate and vanilla, with bourbon backbone. Taste is sweet and bold, lightly boosty, some vanilla bourbon and some oxidised notes. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, still top notch

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis (260) - 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 (11576) - 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 (3075) - 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 (6141) - 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 (1842) - 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 (1175) - 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 (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle. Black pour. Vanilla, bourbon, oak aromas. Flavors are straight vanilla, oak, bourbon and sweetness.


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