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Imperial Brown Goose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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122 Reviews
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Reviews: 122
Hads: 165
Avg: 4.16
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 95
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Blend of Goose Island's 2004 and 2005 Christmas Ales, both of which were aged in 4-year old Jim Beam and 12-year old Heaven Hill barrels.

Bottled once in 2006.
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Reviews: 122 | Hads: 165
Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 10oz pour on-tap into a Matilda goblet

Appearance: Dark burnt orange beer, slightly hazed, with a beautiful dense ivory cap with good retention.

Smell: Tons of rich butter toffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and bourbon...this aroma fairly leaps out of the glass at you and is so rich you can almost cut it with a knife

Taste: The flavors show heavy vanilla and bourbon notes, with plenty of brandy-soaked dark fruit as well; a strong raisin presence stands out above the rest. The alcohol is warming and as the glass warms becomes ever-so-slightly aggressive, but is not overdone at all...if you're not a fan of bourbon-barrel aged beers, this one might not be for you, but it's smooth and drinkable and (IMO, as one who likes mild bourbon-aged beers) not overly sharp or harsh

Mouthfeel: Rich and fairly heavy

Drinkability: Really tasty, but a goblet or two is all I'd want in one sitting

Conclusion: I made a special effort to get down to Sycamore when I saw they had this on tap, and I'm glad I did. A very tasty bourbon-barrel aged strong ale; it's rich and malty sweet in the English style, with fairly low hop levels; tally another successful checkmark for Goose Island

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Photo of capra12
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed solo at the gingerman nyc served out of a short snifter glass.

Appearance: slightly cloudy and mohagundy in color. With 1/2 finger of head that dissipated nornmally.

Smell: earthy raisin and vanilla with a hint of honey.

Taste: opens with an earthy vanilla/ raisin profile which becomes malty and slightly alcoholic towards the finish leaving a malty, slightly alcoholic and sweet dark fruit aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly course and dry throughout.

Drinkability: I would definitely have this again and recommend this to those who want to enjoy a less intense BCS and with a lighter body. Its alcohol presents itself stronger than its abv shows.Either way definitely worth a try.

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Photo of cokes
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It sits in the goblet with a toasted mahogany, trimmed in honey, with a thin beige skim on top.
It noses of bourbon, specifically, toasted vanilla, oak, black cherry, and booze. Underlying tobacco-tinged choco-caramel maltiness.
It rolls into the mouth, and bourbon is all over it from the word go. It blankets everything with toasted oak, vanilla, and caramelized black cherries. The forwardness of the barrel-aging teeters on being uncouth, but yet the malts shine through. Tobacco-y, earthy, dank, rooty semi-sweetness plays off the barreled notes. Sweeter as it goes with dark fruits joining in on the Bourbon cherry suggestions. Some toasty, nuttiness to harmonize with the wood. It you strip Bourbon County Stout of its roastedness, this is what you get.
Thick, gripping body, lowly carbonated, and yet still alluring. This is a hot, riled beast in the mouth. But the booziness never gets out of hand.
BCS lovers will find a kindred spirit here. the barrel-aging adds a great deal of depth. I'd love to try the non-bourboned version. BCS is one of my favs, but Night Stalker was also amazing. As good as this is...and it's very, very good...I think it'd be damn near perfect with a less agressive barreling.

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the GI Clybourn brewpub. This batch was listed as 7.2% ABV. Served in a snifter.
Poured a rich caramel color with a shallow head that faded slowly. The smell is full-on bourbon from arms length. Full flavored, primarily bourbon caramel, very similar to Bourbon County Stout, but a little sweeter, more vanilla caramel lighter and less roasted. Tangy lightly carbonated medium body that compliments the lingering caramel aftertaste. This batch is 7.2% ABV and is one hell of a drinker. Comes across as if there's much more to it. Highly Recommended!

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Photo of samie85
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes, consumed 11/06 at The Bad Apple.

A- Brownish color with hints of tawny hues. Very slight head.

S- Smells like whiskey but not really bourbon. There are some vanilla and wood notes to this, but it's lacking that defining bourbon character.

T- Whiskey with a bit of sweet malt, some vanilla, and a burnt sugar taste. The tiniest hint of a hop bitterness.

M- Very smooth and interesting. It was really slick and almost still, seemed more like a liqueur than beer. Not too heavy though, the light side of medium-bodied. I

D- This is definitely a sipper. I'm glad I ordered it, especially as an end to the night. I could see this being very nice on a cold, wintry night, but i don't think I could get through more than twelve ounces in a session.

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Photo of jhoban19
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, served in a goblet.

A: deep, dark brown with a strong caramel head and good lacing throughout.

S: smells of maple syrup and bourbon. caramel malt and hints of vanilla also present.

T: bourbon and maple syrupy goodness, just like it smells.

M: Full bodied, thick, syrupy. sticky on the lips and fills the mouth will all kinds of sweetness (though well balanced) and warm alcohol.

D: I like this one, but only one. this is a great beer to drink as a nightcap, but not to session. though it is well balanced, still a bit too sweet to drink more than one (ok, maybe two). another great brew from one of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of FernMaster
2.86/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap, poured into a goblet.

The color on the Imperial Brown Goose was satisfactory, moderately brown, little light shown through, but in the light it had a crimson appearance. However there was less than a finger's worth of head. What little head there was stayed around for some time, but if failed to lace the glass. The smell is definitely in your face, it says that it was aged in Bourbon barrels, but my friend and I were getting whiskey from this. It seems like that it was aged in whiskey, not bourbon. I'm fine with either, but just a heads up if that matters to anyone. The bourbon smell was very very dominating, there may have been some other smells trying to get attention standing on the outskirts of the bourbon, but I couldn't pick them up. The smell is only fitting because the bourbon is the main flavor in this beer. My friend - who's not a beer person, but a hard liquor person - appreciated this, however, I didn't. I'm very fond of beers that are aged in bourbon barrels, or any other barrel, but the Imperial Brown Goose is one that lacks subtly. The bourbon is completely overwhelming of any other flavor in this beer and surprisingly enough, it burned like bourbon. I'm serious about this, it freaking burned to drink! The taste was also too sweet, so much so that I didn't feel like finishing it (come to think of it, I don't believe I finished the entire glass). This beer just lacks balance, so much so that I can't really recommend it to anyone except the most curious of people. I was saddened by this too because I love Goose Island, but every brewery makes a mediocre brew every now and then.

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Photo of aaronh
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright amber body topped by a luxurious cream colored head. You can smell the bourbon aroma from 18 inches away. Heavily inflected with vanilla, the aroma has a slight sweetness to the distinct bourbon notes. The flavor is bourbon, again heavy on the vanilla but also backed but some nice brown sugary-malt. Virtually no bitterness is apparent, but it's obviously there to suppress the sweetness. Mouthfeel is super-smooth. Drinkability is good. At first I was thinking I wish i could get a case of this. By the end, I was thinking that even a 12 oz bottle may be too much of this sometimes. Still a wonderful experience I hope to repeat soon.

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Photo of PrinceDarren
1.48/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I know I like A) bourbon B) barrel aged beer C) brown ales and D) almost everything from Goose Island. Therefore I was excited to find - and sure I would love - Goose Island's Imperial Brown. Gawd... was I ever wrong.

This beer, served in a small 6oz glass, had some major flaws. It was way too hot and did not have much body or flavor. Also, there was too much malt with nothing to balance it out. Finally it was pretty "thin" on the tongue which is atypical for an Old Ale and everything else that GI makes for that matter. I'll bet that it has more than 10% ABV - it sure tasted like it. In fact, it tasted like nothing more than diluted Canadian Whiskey. I would describe it as similar to a "seven and seven" mixed drink, after all of the ice had been allowed to melt in the glass and dilute the drink down to tasteless dribble.

By the way, I am reasonably certain that they used Canadian whiskey barrels for this - and not bourbon like it is described. I KNOW my whiskeys and I know Canadian whiskey when I taste it, and I hate Canadian whiskey.

Anyway, to summarize, this was a disappointment. It was sold as "Goose Island Imperial Brown" so it is possible that it was not even "Imperial Brown Goose" but I am not aware of any other such beer that they make, therefore I believe this is under the right heading. I sure want to believe that I was not served GIIBG.

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Photo of erosier
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Nice amber brown color with a big tan colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down. Hints of red at the bottom of the glass.
S: Huge amount of bourbon aromas from this one. Hints of caramelized malts but that is really kind of hidden.
T: Very nice taste of sweet caramelized malts for a second before the bourbon hits your tongue. Hints of vanilla mixed in as well. Clean and bourbon-y aftertaste.
M: Very smooth, rich, warming, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Pretty drinkable considering the potency of the beer as well as the main bourbon flavor to it.

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Photo of DawnL
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brown ale with amber highlights and sticky lacing.

Bourbon and vanilla - just an incredible amount of bourbon and vanilla.

The palate has, shockingly, more bourbon and vanilla, but with the sweet malt backbone that balances the bourbon so nicely.

Actually had this up against Brooklyn Manhattan Project. Manhattan Project tasted like water in comparison.

Really well-made beer with full flavor of the barrels. Much more tame than Bourbon County Stout. The mouthfeel was a little lighter - Bourbon County is like drinking molasses - it's just so rich. This one was more like having a light syrup - very good.

Not as drinkable just because it's like having bourbon with your food - but I am a huge fan of this beer and would order it any time it's available.

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Photo of champ103
3.22/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I can't believe I have not reviewed this yet. I found a review from some notes after an Old Ale BA tasting (about a year ago now).

A: Pours a fairly clear brown color. A minimal bubbly beige head forms with light lace.
S: Sweet malt with a light fruitiness. Alcohol from the start. Not a lot of depth.
T: Follows the nose. Sweet malt and some dark fruits. Alcohol overpowers.
M/D: A medium body that is way over carbonated for my tastes. Pretty hard to sip on. Lots of alcohol shows itself everywhere.

I was a little disappointed with this. One of my favorite breweries, and one of my favorite styles. Though this just did not do it for me.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the GI Clybourn brewpub. This batch was listed as 7.2% ABV. Served in a snifter.

A - One finger of slow-dissolving light tan foam, with attractive solid lacing. Deep ruby red color - almost like stained wood - that is transparent when held up to the light.

S - Bourbon, butterscotch, caramel malts, tart apple, and tannic woodiness. It was served to me far too cold, but it really came alive as it warmed.

T - A mixture of bourbon, butterscotch, caramel, and nuttiness. The finish is dry and tannic with a touch of tart Braeburn apple - however it doesn't have the slight sourness that some other barrel-aged brews develop.

M - This serving seemed overcarbonated - the harshness and burning off my lips and palate interfered with perception of the texture as well as magnifying the barrel characteristics. Body is medium and seemed a little gritty.

D - The mild aftertaste and lower ABV help the drinkability factor for this one. It's not a booze bomb, but more of a bourbon-infused brown (as the menu calls it).

You can tell this has been in the barrel for quite a while - I'm guessing the base beer is Naughty Goose these days (or perhaps it's still the Christmas beer?), but there's almost no trace of the original brew. It drinks like a lighter version of BA Fantabulous Resplendence X, and certainly has more gravitas than your typical 7.2% beer.

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Photo of RJUGA03
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I found this on tap at Hop Leaf in Andersonville 9/24/09. $6.50/ 8oz snifter. The menu at Hop Leaf claimed 7.2% abv.

A-Extremely dark and rich textured with a 1" off white beautiful head. (minimal lacing)
S-Very strong choclate, dark malts, and an overpowering bourbon/ whiskey aroma.
T-You notice the burbon/ whiskey flavor throughout the entire sip, but it settles down iun the middle to give you the essence of the wonderful brown, then calming much like a burbon/ whiskey on your tongue.
M-Rich and holding minimal carbonation.
D-It is very drinkable, but price might restrict me on this one.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on-tap at Romans' in Milwaukee. I believe i've had this once before but was very happy to see it again...

cellphone notes

appearance: served in one of those silly Goose Island mock-chalices...muddy mahogany body with a creamy tan ring

smell: just one whiff of this one reminded me instantly of my love for this beer. smooth bourbon, vanilla and oak, creamy caramel. a divine aroma

taste: great things going on here - everything plays out harmoniously - the effects of barrel aging are perfectly executed. The bourbon is smooth and warming without being abrasive. Vanilla and oak compliments are presented flawlessly. Support is provided by smooth caramel and cream, milk chocolate, toffee, brown sugar and dark fruit

mouthfeel: superb smoothness

drinkability: good

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Photo of botham
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

on tap at the Clybourn Brewpub in Chicago. this batch (Sept 2009) has 7.2% APV. pours an amber/caramel brown color with a single finger of eggshell colored head that has great retention and leaves no lacings.

aroma is rich with malts (almost barleywine-esque in its richness) with notes of bready malt, grain, and thick earthy notes that is super concentrated in character and nicely composed in the nose. no alcohol is present.

taste follows the nose with the character of a barleywine. this is a huge brew with notes of thick bready malts, grain, caramel, wood, and a touch of smooth vanilla. the earthy tones are pulled back here when compared to the aroma. chewy in its richness with a solid profile

mouthfeel is full bodied and thick with a chewy texture and an aftertaste of residual thick malts.

drinkability is decent. a brew this thick is inherently less drinkable due to its rich nature, and it goes down semi-smooth with an aftertaste that is thicker than some beers. you could call it a barleywine and no one would notice. cheers!

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this one a while back from Czoch75 during the 2nd Round of the Fight Club BIF... I shared this with a few Boise peeps and a couple out of SLC during an epic tasting.. Thanks Clint... This was very very well received and everyone was sorta astounded that an Idahoan would have one..

2006 bottle poured into my small La Trappe goblet.. slightly hazy brown... nice lite tan head with great retention.

Nose has a bunch of well mixed bourbon notes that melt into some brown sugar and other brown malts... toasty and very nutty.. yet the barrels just merge so well into the base beer.

Flavor is more balanced than the nose with vanilla and lite wood ... the brown sugar is still there with a good mix of dark dried fruits... the body is a tad lighter than expected, but the carbonation is spot-on.

As it warms, a little bit of EtOH still shows.... I'm amazed about that... the bourbon is softer so is the dark sugars... more complex after it has been open for a while... Very very interesting and more complex than I was expecting.. definitely not a "bourbon delivery device" .. instead the wood and long time in the bottle has has made this pretty damn nice.

Thanks again Clint... the Fight in the Fight Club was certainly worth the bruises.... I still need time to recover for Round 3 though :-)

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Photo of Florida9
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was lucky enough to try this one at GI's pig roast. What an absolutely amazing beer, truly one of a kind. At first sight, you notice the mahogany brown color and the light tan head. Its not an overly impressive head, but maybe the setting was right. Then again at 9%, I guess I shouldn't be expecting much anyway.

A whiff of this elixir reveals the strong, unyielding aromas of vanilla, oak, and boozy bourbon. The aroma itself is intoxicating; both sweet and innocent from the vanilla, while the bourbon reveals the sly, debaucherous side.

By the time this beer hits the lips, spills over into the mouth and crawls its way over your tongue that pungent aroma has punched you in the nose again. The aggressive flavors of the sweet malts and raisin start off the show, yet, not to be outdone, the caramel vanilla flavor of bourbon overtake the dense sweetness in a much more aromatic fashion. One taste begs for another. And then another. Maybe a good long draw of that funky bourbon breathe in between, but it definitely needs another sip. Yet, that is the way this beer is. Its meant to be a sipper. A warming, comforting ale. But that sweet, raisin malt plays so well with the vanilla, sips just aren't cutting it.

In short, this is an excellent beer. Anyone who thinks BCS has bourbon characteristic should seek out this beer. Whereas BCS has a huge, malty backbone, this ale is lighter and alcoholic, much the way bourbon is. Both are excellent beers and are quite fine for their styles, but where the bourbon accents of BCS are used to fine tune that beer, this beer is more of a love child being much more aggressive and straightforward in its flavors.

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Photo of emerge077
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ON TAP @ Goose Clybourn. This has to be batch #2/3, as it hasn't been available for a year or so. Aged one year in bourbon barrels according to the menu.

Served in an 8 oz. snifter, this murky, tawny brown old ale had a slim cap of foam at first, that retreated to a thin skim after awhile. It took about half an hour to drink it, I was too busy inhaling (not huffing). Vanilla, tobacco, brown sugar, and fruity bourbon notes take center stage. No alcohol that I can smell, just the distilled essence of sweet bourbon perfection.

Flavors were rich and malt dominant, plenty of strong bourbon flavor, fruity with drying oak bitterness in the finish. The heat is there, but it's not all that boozy. You get all the complex flavors of the bourbon without the burn. Vanilla, apple, pear, brown sugar, tobacco flavors are all intertwined nicely, wrapped in a malty blanket. Carbonation was low, and the ale was full bodied. A slow sipper, the small snifter was just the right size.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 batch. Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a very dark, ruddy brown with 2 inch tan head. Good retention. Very little light comes through with backlighting.
S: Bourbon, vanilla, and charred wood. Strong alcohol here...gives you fair warning. Very nice.
T: Softer than you would expect from the aroma...which is a good thing. A good balance of bourbon, vanilla, and roasted malts. Unfortunately, a bit thin on the taste when compared with the ABV...wish it was a bit bolder like their Bourbon County Stout to hold up better to the alcohol content. Still quite good.
M: Fairly soft and smooth with a mild alcohol bite and bourbon burn.
D: Definitely a sipper. Overall a good beer, but not a great one. Goose Island continues to churn out quality brews.

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Photo of kiddynamite920
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 batch, poured from a 750 ml bottle. Deep hazy amber in color. Head is intense at first, but diminishes quickly to a thin rim of small bubbles. Aroma is strong of alcohol, for an 8% beer. Smells strongly of bourbon and raisins. Very malty and sweet, some vanilla notes. Taste is out of this world, my first Imperial Brown ale or "old ale" as the site says. Strong raisin flavors but very well balanced. I'm reminded of Brooklyn's brown ale with a kick. Fantastic beer, glad my friend let me indulge in a glass of his beer.

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Photo of Lothore
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 edition

A- This is what i've been looking for in an old ale's looks. Deep blackish red with a gigantic, light brown, creamy head, that fades very slowly with lots of lacing.

S- Smells very strong of dark fruits, raisins, bourbon backbone.

T- Wow, the taste is very unexpected. Dark fruits, raisins, figs all the way through, slight hops in the middle, sharp bourbon note at the end.

M- A little too much carbonation, fairly thick and creamy.

D- Very nice one to sip on. Theres something in the taste that doesn't fit very well but I dug it overall. I think the carbonation will die off in a few year and make this an awesome brew.

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Lucky break found me this bottle recently, haven't had it in two years. Split with Jyp, into the Chimay goblet...

A - Dark, rich amber that can almost pass for brown. Real good retention on this cream-colored head.

S - Glorious sweet bourbon! Oak, vanilla, cherry, alcohol. Very, very, very minute toffee and caramel malt flavor. Chocolate cake like sweetness.

T - Wow, this is much different than I remember. The bourbon is still present, but is secondary to the rich dark fruits and smoke than one expects in a good Old Ale. Starts out with a slight rock sugar sweetness with good roasted malt to back it up. Cherry, apple, maybe pomegranate-like sweet/tartness become more present in the midpalate, but only as highlights. Bourbon notes do make an appearence right before the swallow, but does not last too long, and allows for the smoke and alcohol to dominate in the finish.

M - Very carbonated for it's style, would not have minded a thicker, silkier, less lively mouthfeel.

D - So this evolved from a fun, although one-dimensional product to a deep, complex old ale. The bourbon is a nice touch to a flavorful old ale. If you can tract down a bottle, it's worth it, but don't expect it to be a bourbon bomb.

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Photo of rallison
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2006 bottle.

Pours a beautiful dark brown with a 3 finger off-white head that never fully dies and leaves extensive lacing.

Smells of sweet bourbon with pleasant waves of vanilla and hints of chocolate and oak. Beautiful.

Layers of bourbon and oak dance on top of a smooth layer of this imperial brown. The base beer seems to only serve as a staging ground for the bourbon barrel aging; that said, it works. Molasses, light candied fruits and a finishing touch of alcohol warmth round this out.

Mouthfeel is very smooth with a slight bit of lightness on the tongue. Just enough carbonation to keep the beer from dragging itself down. Nicely played here.

Drinkability is, all in all, quite good.

I've had many samples of this beer - but, only fresher bottles. Fresh, it is rich in bourbon, but there is no subtlety and no balance. With age, it appears that, while the bourbon is still the strongest player, the supporting actors finally get their voice and get to bring a promising beer to greatness. Age this one a couple of years, you won't be disappointed.

Highly recommended (2+ years old).

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Photo of armock
2.76/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a brownish amber color with an off white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of a lot of bourbon dark fruit fights to come through

T - Very unbalanced more bourbon and alcohol than anything not much beer taste some dark fruit comes out but not much

M - This beer has a thinner body with medium carbonation to it

D - Low drinkability just way too much bourbon if thats what I wanted then I'd buy some bourbon just an unbalanced beer thats not for me

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Imperial Brown Goose from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.