Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,812 | Reviews: 319 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CruisaC:
4.68/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Able to score 3 bottles of the recent release, probably would've bought a case if I could've
Pours dark chestnut with a thin 1/8" of khaki head, settling to the thinnest of rings. I know this bad boy means business.
Smells of dark fruits, raisins, bourbon, sweet malt. Quite pleasant
Taste is wonderful. More dark fruits and toffee rolled around in a barrel. Sweet but not cloying. Nice amount of oak on the back end to balance some of the sweetness.
Nice prickly carbonation but goes down smooth. Just a hit of heat, but this is 12%.
GI knocked it out of the park again. Wish I could've landed more. Hopefully I can trade for some without sacrificing children or appendages.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2013 01:05:40 | More by CruisaC
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Surprisingly on tap at San Diego Brewing Co, poured into an 8 oz goblet
A: Cola-like color, no head and viscous.
S: Booze and toffee are the prominent aromas. Notes of coconut, nutmeg, oak and cherry as we'll. Strong bouquet carried by ample alcohol volatiles.
T: Flavors follow but notes of vanilla are right at the front. Also picking up notes of tobacco and ripe fruit. Finishes long and sweet with lots residue between sips...in a good way.
M: chewy, sticky, yummy
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 06:49:11 | More by rand
3.93/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Another outstanding brew from Goose Island. What it lacks in appearance it makes up for in taste, twofold. Barleywines, nowadays, seem to lack that barley presence in favor of the coffee/chocolate tastes. This is not one of those. The head lacing are virtually nonexistent. So what? If you have no fear of the dark you will feel right at home here.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 22:35:33 | More by seedyone
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 2,812 ratings.