Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by BSK_ONE:
4.74/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: Poured from Growler into tulip glass. Dark brown, bordering on black. Thin, tan, quickly dissipating head with little carbonation.
S: Chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, and hints of bourbon. Wow, the smell alone is worth getting your hands on this beer.
T: First you get chocolate and molasses, then the booze hits. However, it is so well hidden that you can barely notice it the 12 % ABV. Rich, Multi layered deliciousness.
When I'm on my death bed, if I can somehow get this pumped into my IV, that would be great.
M: The best part of this beer is the mouthfeel. Smooth, creamy, spreads out and coats the palate completely.
O: This goes without saying but Goose Island Bourbon County series is a can't miss. The Barleywine is a consistent .300 hitter that should be in the hall of fame!
Serving type: growler
02-22-2014 00:44:17 | More by BSK_ONE
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5/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I don't grade lightly, but wow.
A: dark, deep English chestnut, not quite fully opaque. Short lived head minimal lacing.
S: like someone carmelizing figs with molasses and butter. The smell on the finish persists forv long, long time.
T: same as the smell, but the buttery flavors are stronger. The bourbon and the alcohol are hidden. Unlike the stout this just picks up toffee and caramel along with some vanilla oak.
M: again buttery. This coats your whole mouth, and remains after you swallow. It's is viscous and the carbonation is just right.
O: can't conceive of something better. As good perhaps, but this is sublime.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:31:49 | More by HuskyHawk
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 2,784 ratings.