Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Ratings: 2,812 | Reviews: 319 | Display Reviews Only:
4.98/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: I was a little surprised here, but not that surprised considering a stout was previously used in these barrels, it pours that magnificent dark ruby/burgundy color, but resting in the glass it is pitch black like a stout, left an espresso colored head as well, the beer looked great but I think it would have been just that much better if it was that dark ruby/burgundy color you got from the pour
S: Up front I got booze, bourbon, and dark fruits, then it mellowed out with some caramel, toffee, and coconut. I absolutely love how this beer smells, a perfect blend of barley wine and stout!
T: Initial flavors are bourbon chocolate and dark fruits, very reminiscent of BCBS, but then transitions to the barley wine side and you get booze, caramel toffee, and light hints of coconut, again I love how this beer tastes, stout/barleywine mix, it is crazy good!
M: Very much like the bourbon county line ups, syrupy, smooth, dries quickly, and the taste lingers but compliments the beer!
O: It is not a very traditional barley wine, but damn it is good!
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 05:19:55 | More by KnowYourCraft
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 2,812 ratings.