What is your source for these?
My parents used to bring me a bottle of hooch style vanilla every time they went on their Carribbean/Mexico cruise. Those extracts were always very good. No name brand on them. Then of course I ran out of those. Currently I have two extracts in my cabinet:
One is Rodelle, which my wife says is supposed to be the best, she did research on it. But I smell it and it's like Robitussin, and I eat the cookie dough with it and it's like... Robitussin. She says "oh, the taste fades after baking" and she's right. But there's no way I would use that sh*t in my beer.
The second extract I have is Molina Mexican vanilla extract which is available in the red white and green bottle from just about any grocery store anywhere. And it smells and tastes like heaven. That's the one I would use if I couldn't get the good stuff from some random Carribbean person.
Yes I'm serious.