Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Duhast500:
4.88/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Had this at Stevie D’s in Cumberland for a Rhode Island BA meet up.
Poured from the tap into a Goose Island sipping glass.
The color is a dark black with no highlights. There is a finger of foamy brownish head with no lacing left on the glass.
The smell is strong oak aroma with hints of vanilla. There is a smoky aroma that is from the char in the barrel. The aroma just fills the nose with character is a lingering, holding that oak barrel smell for a while.
The taste is vanilla with a dark cherry and oak flavor. There is a deep boozy flavor that is very reminiscent of whiskey but has a nice malty finish. Hops are there but they give to the strong barrel flavor. There is a presence of dark fruit, blackberries and boysenberries are just hidden around the edges at this beer’s flavors continue after finishing eat sip.
The feel of this beer is big as expected and feels like it needs to be handled with two hands. This beer is meant to sipped and not rushed through. There is some nice smooth feel to this beer but still heavy and is best enjoyed being sipped and savored. Character is the best name for this beer. It will stay with you for some time and you'll be enjoying it even after the beer is gone.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 05:43:34 | More by Duhast500
More User Reviews:
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 2,788 ratings.