Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
4.11/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: brown almost black color. pretty close to opaque but lighter on the edges. just a half a finger or so of a tannish head that leaves a hardy lacing on the sides.
Smell: bourbon and alcohol. good amount of sweetness, from vanilla and toffee. a distinct hop kick in it.
Taste: huge bourbon with very astringent alcohol. strong oak flavor. sometimes a grainy barley comes through. lots of vanilla throughout. resiny hops come in the back. a very complex beer i really like the barley taste coming through all the other layers
Mouthfeel: thick and syrupy. very sticky and huge alcohol warmth
Overall: this is a good and complex beer. i like the use of older barrels to give the barleywine some room to shine. overall i'd say the alcohol is a bit too strong and it takes away from the beer. I would certainly buy it again but i am not gonna be goose hunting for this
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 01:54:22 | More by SportsandJorts
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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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