Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by taylor714914:
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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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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