Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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2.73/5 rDev -39.7%
Pours a dark brown. Or black. Probably black. looks like a stout
smells are pruney molasses with brown sugar. some oak/vanilla from the barrel, but too much malty brown sugar.
Damn, this is malty, sweet, and pruney. the other things I like are in the back. things like tobacco, leather, oak, coconut. But they're not driving the car. They're in the trunk.
Too gooey on the mouthfeel. But that's how bourbon county rolls. When tobacco and leather and barrel juice cut the gooey-ness, it works. It doesn't work here. It's like the yeast gave up 1/2 way through fermentation, and the 3rd use barrels didn't have enough bite left to cut the residual sugars.
I have one more bottle. I'll open it in 2017 and use it on my pancakes.
03-10-2014 23:43:20 | More by caskstrength
3.16/5 rDev -30.2%
As awesome as it was to find this beer and as girly as it sounds, I am happy to have split one 3 ways. It was far to rich to have had an entire 12oz myself. Not to mention the buzz and the mouth taste the next morning. A worthy adversary, but I'm still not certain who won that battle.
02-09-2014 03:23:07 | More by alanamato
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 2,991 ratings.