Sixth Day - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.56/5 rDev +27.7%
Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled mid September. Pours a beautiful deep mahogany, with a 2 inch tan head, that coats the glass with sticky lace. Smell is toffee, nutmeg, caramel, brown sugar, and mild earthy hops. Taste is really awesome, the nose but more intense, loads of toffee and caramel up front with the hops balancing the finish. The body is medium large, just the right amount of carbonation, not really dry, and a very drinkable sipper. This is my new favorite winter warmer, very surprised with the 82 score. I will be stalking up on these and at less than $9 a six pack a excellent price.
11-08-2013 00:53:34 | More by SawDog505
4.5/5 rDev +26.1%
Bought a case from Beers of the World on 12/7/13.
Poured from a bottle served into a Nonic, served at cellar temp.
Appearance: Tawny Port with a three finger pecan shortbread head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Orchard fruit; Peaches, sweet caramel.
Mouthfeel: solid, full.
Taste: Plums and peaches, accent the cocoa tinged maltiness. There is some restrained citrus bitterness for balance.
Notes: The 8.3% abv is totally hidden. This beer is an all around gem; good looking, nice aroma, great taste.
12-07-2013 23:43:12 | More by fx20736
4.48/5 rDev +25.5%
Appearance: Murky amber-red with excellent tan lacing and foam.
Smell: Creamy rye with apple cider. Very pungent.
Taste/Mouthfeel: This has the sourness of a good rye, almost to the point of a sour ale. Excellent smokey finish with a hint of maple. Crisp mouthfeel with enough booze to remind you it's a strong ale.
Overall: A shockingly good beer. It's ale mixed with wassail and rye whiskey.
11-20-2013 02:44:30 | More by tjsdomer2
4.45/5 rDev +24.6%
Picked up at my fav bottle shop for a steal- (sixer @ 4.99)
Dated Sept 13, 2013.
Pours a murky reddish brown, with good 3/4 inch off foam that subsides to good cap with lacing.
Smell is wonderful , dark fruits- nuts- crackers- hops.
Taste follows on as rather complex with the fruits first , then the caramel-cracker malts asserting themselves in the middle and a pleasant licorice spiciness along with some hops bitterness nand alcohol warmth on the long finish.
Mouth- good med.-leaning toward heavy feel. Coats the mouth nicely.
Overall a very good red-brown ale . Brewery notes say it can be kept for best results to 1 year. I'm holding on the remaining for Sept.
06-04-2014 20:31:28 | More by Hopscat
4.39/5 rDev +23%
$8.99 for a 6'er at BevCo. Brewed and Bottled in Chicago. I won't buy the New York stuff anymore. What a disappointment:(
Brewed with Special Pale, 2-Row, and Bonlander Munich and hopped with Pilgrim, English Golding, and Celeia.
8.3% ABV, 55 IBU's.
Pours out to a cloudy medium brown, thin layer of yeast in the bottom of the bottle, forming a creamy meringue like yellow head with superior retention and beautiful lacing. I have a hard time believing that they only used the 3 malts listed above, going on color and taste. Bonlander Munich, the darkest malt here, is 10L, and this beer is at least 20 SRM, and there is some definite roast here, also tastes like some melanoidin malt. Maybe they just used a super long boil? Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs or so. Aroma opens with caramel malts, fruit (apples, pears?), and some pleasantly balanced EKG. English through and through. Wyeast 1968? The taste is gorgeous...smooth crystal malts, a subtle touch of roast, leather, tobacco, well balanced bitterness, and those uniquely fruity and spicy EKG. Big bodied for the style with a slick and smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste of moist pipe tobacco and fruity/spicy EKG.
This is like an imperial English ESB. Big and malty. Delicious. Well worth it and I would definitely buy it again. Recommended.
11-16-2013 07:00:34 | More by Mitchster
4.3/5 rDev +20.4%
BOD 9/23/13. Pours a rich brown with a good head and lacing. Nose is of dark malt, but not roast, spices and a touch of hops and sweetness. Mouthfeel is low full with a nice creamy texture. The taste reminded me of Founders Dirty Bastard, but not as pronounced. While billed as a brown, it strikes me more as Scottish ale / wee heavy. The depth of the smokey flavor wrapped in spice with a touch of hops exceeds a brown. This is Dirty Bastards little brother. Finishes clean with a flash of smokey malt and a slight residue of alcohol. A fine beer.
11-10-2013 17:20:34 | More by tillmac62
4.28/5 rDev +19.9%
12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.
Deep mahogany brown with 1-2 fingers of light tan head. Cloudy with a decent head retention.
Caramelized brown sugar, molasses, pineapple and tangerine.
Very interesting flavor profile. You have a robust Brown Ale comprised of caramelized brown sugar, molasses, nuts and semi-sweet chocolate. This is counterbalanced with sweet tropical notes, distinctly pineapple chunks, as well as some tangerine and sugar coated oranges.
Medium bodied, juicy, crisp, oily and sticky.
This is essentially a Robust American Brown Ale mixed with a world-class American IPA. Very deep in malt yet very bright & tropical in hoppiness. The 8.3% is not noticeable. I'm really digging this!
11-23-2013 01:31:08 | More by justintcoons
4.26/5 rDev +19.3%
Sampling right now on 2/26/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a classic pilsner flute glass.
Pours a hazy dark brown in color with a thick 1-finger beige head that stays around for a while. Lots of sticky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of malts, spice and coffee. The taste is about the same with some caramel malts coming through as well as followed up by a little orange zest. No harsh or bitter aftertaste at all. A better seasonal brown ale and great for the colder months.
02-26-2014 23:55:36 | More by BeerWithMike
Sixth Day from Goose Island Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.