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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleBourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale

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2,825 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,825
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 302
Gots: 1,002 | FT: 196
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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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.86/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - The color is a mix of medium brown, caramel and warm chestnut with some slight reddish hue... There is a slight light khaki colored head and collar which shows limited retention and quickly fades away... Light carbonation...

S - The nose is slightly subdue, but the aroma really starts to open up a little bit and display more depth and complexity as it warms a tiny bit... An undeniable malt bomb... Caramel... Toffee... Brown sugar... Uncooked brownie batter... Sweet dark fruits....

T - Sweet, but never cloying... Loads of caramel... Toffee... Brown sugar... Hints of vanilla... There are some slightly sweet dark fruit notes that linger beneath the surface... Raisins... Fig... Plum... Lots of depth and complexity...

M - Medium bodied... Exceedingly smooth... A rich velvety texture... Very sleek... Incredible balance and consistency... Regal... Delectable... Limited carbonation...

D - A beer that is surprisingly tame (and I mean this in a very good way) given it's high ABV and bourbon barrel aging... Near perfect in all facets... A bit more impressive appearance and a bit more of potent nose could make this a "perfect 5" across the board... I can't recommend highly enough as a limited release, English Barleywine, or bourbon barrel aged offering... I have a hard time believing that any self respecting BA could find fault with this offering...

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2013 01:58:34 | More by philbe311
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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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