Originally Posted by mrgstiffler
What kind of vanilla did you use?
Use Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla beans. They have a very high vanillin (the main compound responsible for vanilla flavor) content, and are pretty much the classic vanilla ice cream flavor. Other varieties are very different - for example Tahitian vanilla is more fruity, and actually has very little vanillin content. It has a completely different flavor than bourbon vanilla. So don't sub out, spring for the Madagascar bourbon.
On a side note; just kegged this up w/ the bourbon and vanilla last night. The base beer tastes fantastic! Such a complex malt profile.