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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 3,376
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 385
Gots: 1,160 | FT: 207
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: jplopez21 on 10-04-2013)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

full mouth feel. has a good amount of barrel taste but is well balanced. over all it is a great beer.

The beer has a good mouth feel and smells great.

The appearance is a reddish and brow color (typical barley wine color).

I have 1 bottle left and will try it again soon and update this post. i can not compare it to king henry since i never had it.

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S: Toffee, very rich, shoe polish, oak, malty, hints of dark fruits, vanilla, quite a bit of oak

L: Very dark brown, bordering on black. Dark tan head with a ring of foam remaining.

T: Big maltiness up front with hints of dark fruits. Huge wave of hot bourbon sweetness follows. Little hop bitterness and flavor. Very sweet, rich toffee into the finish.

M: Medium bodied, medium-low carbonation. Some heat.

Delicious, just a great BA barleywine Not as good as Sucaba or MOAS, IMO, but damn good.

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,376 ratings.