Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.48/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up in a great trade with Mike and Evan! Dark mahogany pour with a beige one finger head that quickly fades but with really nice lacing. The nose is heavenly for a Barleywine lover like myself Lots of dark fruits, bourbon, and oak along with hints of figs, toffee, raisins, and sweet brown bread. The taste is just as amazing and mirrors the nose. Oak, dark fruits, vanilla, molasses, black cherries, maple, toffee, with some subtle chocolate and licorice notes. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy and velvety smooth with a nice subtle warming finish. It's amazingly not hot or boozy for a 12% ABV beer, but I'm still going to cellar a couple of these and see what happens. Overall, this may not be quite in the same league as King Henry, but it's pretty damn close and way more available. Another classic offering from Goose Island!
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 21:50:39 | More by beerdrifter
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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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