1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleBourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,057 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 4,057
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 495
Gots: 1,765 | FT: 296
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 4,057 | Reviews: 447
Photo of Missy82
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of carrionricardo
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of beefsquatch
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of controlfate
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of TaborTime
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Gamblor14
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of megamass
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of CourtSchuett
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Jlang2012
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of kendrid
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dtx00
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of sunnytropic
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Fern13
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sorvats
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of caponeduke
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of KostyaK
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of wcu80
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of 1noa
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of wr3ck00n
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of VTBrewHound
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Trio2shine
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Zoso2772
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of raynmoon
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of falc0n2600
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 4,057 ratings.