Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.74/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Bottled 9/17/13, poured into a Teku
A- pours a thick and viscous dark brown color with ruby hues around the edges of the glass, small foamy light tan head retains for a while, eventually reducing to a small layer floating on top, a ring of foam around the edges leaves some short lasting lace behind
S- the sweet caramel and molasses aromas literally jump out of the glass. Notes of butterscotch, dried fig, maple syrup, honey and toffee all play in to a big sweet malty aroma. Coffee and nutty chocolate fudge kick in. Oaky barrel aromas give notes of vanilla and bourbon on the finish
T- sweet and rich malty notes up front give flavors of dark fruit, caramel, black-strap molasses and coffee. A slightly savory meat-like flavor kicks in mid-palate, sweet notes similar to port wine kick in before moving into the barrel flavors of vanilla, red wine, oak and warming bourbon on the finish
M- Viscous body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that coats the mouth, eventually finishing smooth and warming
O- I love English barleywines and this is one of the best beers that I've ever had. The complexity of the aromas and flavors can be pondered for a ling time over a 12 oz glass. Another winner from the Bourbon County series
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 02:37:15 | More by Treyliff
More User Reviews:
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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