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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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3,347 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 352
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 381
Gots: 1,149 | FT: 205
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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle provided by Goose Island, thanks!

This is the darkest barleywine I've seen. It's practically black, which must come from the stout that was in the barrels before it?

The main aroma is bourbon and boozy, with a hint of caramel.

The flavor is similar to BCBS: Boozy and woody, with heavy malt sweetness. After a few sips the barleywine qualities emerge: malt syrup notes and hops.

Great body. Smooth and glassy and thick.

Overall? It's excellent.

Shaw, Nov 16, 2014
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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.