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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 2,826
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 304
Gots: 1,002 | FT: 197
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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taylor714914

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4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

 

Is this for real right now?  Poured a beautiful burgundy color, the smells of BCBS hit first, followed by dates, figs, vanilla, soft oak, brown sugar, and molasses waft through the glass.  First sip is a carnival of flavors, so many crazy things going on, yet somehow all seemingly in place and doing exactly what they should.  The initial sip introduces the slightest hint of the bourbon county stout, followed by an sweetness of dried fruits and toffee.  Continuing down the road as the beer warmed up, I found the oak and vanilla to come forward, with some fig preserves and brown sugar coming through as well.  For the price of 5 bucks for a 12 ouncer, I can say I’d buy a case of it easy.  13% is well hidden, so well in fact that I didn’t detect any alcohol.  This is certainly a sweet rich beer, and I’m excited to see what a few years of age will do.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 14:02:46 | More by taylor714914
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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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