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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 4,057
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 495
Gots: 1,765 | FT: 296
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jplopez21 on 10-04-2013

Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.
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a: murky dark brown, some amber and and red hues coming through. Light alcohol legs, no head, no lacing.

s: lots of molasses and figs. Dark fruits dominate the palate, which would be the barrel speaking.

t: taste follows but with a very nice burnt sugar, caramel note. Pretty sweet but not TOO sweet. Heat does come through but does not linger, it transfers into a sugar sweetness.

mf: very silky, light to medium carbonation.

overall: very nice. more comparable to Mother of All Storms than Sucaba.

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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