Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Samuel906:
4.75/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
This is a seriously amazing barleywine. A huge beer with tons and tons of flavor. Pours a very deep mahogany; dark brown with some reddish tinge. Thin khaki color head with little retention. Huge aroma of bourbon, molasses, red oak, caramel, tobacco, cocoa and wine just to name a few. As the beer warms it goes through several phases with different detectable aromas. Taste is wonderful! Sweet bourbon and oak upfront, vanilla, cherries, banana, and the aftertaste reminds me of a fortified port and sherry. Wonderfully complex. Mouthfeel is heavy and rich. Some moderate carbonation brings some of the lighter flavors to life. Not much booze on the palette but you can feel it in your nose and stomach. Very warming on a winter night! Overall, this might be my new favorite barleywine, but I'd have to compare this and Firestone's Stickee Monkey side-by-side. Superb brew!
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2013 07:20:51 | More by Samuel906
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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
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.
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