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Identity Crisis - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Identity Crisis
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter with lactobacillus and coffee, maple syrup and vanilla.

(Beer added by: CaptainNomihodai on 01-28-2014)
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A: like fine dark chocolate when you see it you know you're in for a treat, Black and impermiable to light, no head or lacing.

S: AJ hit it on the head Cordial Cherries are on the nose with a strong coffee presence, reminded me of fresh ground michigan cherry infused coffee.

T: Strong Coffee and maple presence with the tartness of a great cherry lambic giving the feel of fresh tart cherries

M: Smooth and slightly oily really really easy to drink

O: Truely one for the books this was worth every penny I wish it could have been taken home in growler form and enjoyed for several more days. If anyone ever figures out a clone for this one hook me up!

Cozuma, Feb 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

oso, Feb 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Tried on tap at Goose Island Clybourn.

Wanted a dessert beer, so I chose this one. Holy cow! Amazing.
Had a strong cherry smell, and the taste didn't disappoint. Reminded me
of cordial cherries. You know, the ones you get on
valentine's day. Had a slight boozy finish. Perfect. I wish I
could take some home. My first 5/5. Oh my god, what a beer!
Home run Goose Island!

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On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Absolutely fantastic beer! The coffee/maple scent makes this easily the best smelling beer I have ever found. The flavor is complex with coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and maple. A bit too sweet perhaps, and a bit hot. I wish they would bottle this so I could try it again in a year!

Eggwall, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

CaptainNomihodai, Jan 28, 2014
Identity Crisis from Goose Island Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.