Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
4.81/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
An aggressive pour into my Darkness tulip. This ruby, fig, purple, brown Barleywine has a brown sugar foam head that fades quickly and slides away into the abyss. Not a hint of carbonation which is how I like my BBA English BW's. Insane, sticky and drippy legs as it swirls around the glass. Dried figs, raisins, vanilla beans, bourbon, caramel covered cherries, mulled winter spices and honey. Picking up lovely stout notes and hints of banana. Deep, dark, naughty fruit! Uplifting vanilla and honey sweetness. Sweet bourbon, charred malt, and a hint of tangerine/nectarine citrus. Tastes of cherries, figs, and vanilla beans dredged in caramel covered semi-sweet chocolate. Subtle notes of tangy citrus peel, oak, cocoa, coffee and even more dried fruit. The bourbon pokes in and out between each sip and the finish. Sticky honey sweet! It runs down, and coats your throat with each sip. So thick and delicious!!! GI has definately perfected the English Barleywine!!! It's may not be KH, but it's one hell of an attempt!!! Damn near perfection!!!
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 05:39:09 | More by Thickfreakness
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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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