Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by SD-Alefan:
4.8/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.
Pours deep and dark, almost syrupy, with very little foam. A very small tan head that quickly dissipates to trace on the top and along the edge. Quite lovely.
The first smell is a hit of boozy bourbon along with roasted malt and char, maybe a hint of coffee, vanilla and chocolate.
The taste is amazing. A quick shot of bourbon then a rush of sweet caramel, then coffee and dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla. There is a lingering pleasant and slight bitterness and a touch of a dry, boozy bite. I was surprised by the sweetness of this beer.
The mouthfeel is very nice. A bit creamy with a slight stickiness.
Overall, just a great beer. The taste is about as good as it gets. The best barleywine I've had the pleasure of tasting.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2014 22:52:05 | More by SD-Alefan
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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
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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