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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 2,815
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 297
Gots: 1,000 | FT: 194
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in third use bourbon barrels (previously bourbon and Bourbon County Brand Stout).

(Beer added by: jplopez21 on 10-04-2013)
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SportsandJorts

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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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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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