Extremely Naughty Goose - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by botham:
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
on cask at the Clybourn brewpub. pours a deep chocolate brown with amber highlights ad two fingers of rich and thick tan head. excellent retention and no lacings.
aroma is a rich mix of chocolate and nutty notes with a sharp alcoholic note alongside smooth roasted malts.
taste is of caramel and chocolate malts along with a base of alcoholic sharpness and a touch of dry hops on the back end. the nutty note from the aroma is drowned out by the hops on the back end.
mouthfeel is full bodied and super smooth. probably the only evidence of cask conditioning.
drinkability is decent. overall, this is so rich that it loses much of its 'cask' allure. that being said, it is still smooth and well rounded. cheers!
11-30-2009 03:20:53 | More by botham
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
(Served in a tulip glass)
Twice the ingredient of Naughty Goose is what the menu says.
A- This beer has a dense opaque brown body with a thin sticky dark tan head. The body is too dense to see much carbonation and the head fades to a thick ring about half way through the beer.
S- The smell of caramel malt with dark fruit has a nice sweetness to it. A faint green hop finish has a pungent note to it that helps support the malts.
T- The big dried fruit sweet malt flavor has flavors of caramel malt and banana taffy with a slight circus peanut note coming though as the beer warms. There is a sweet malt finish that has a hop bitterness starting to pop through as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight little fizz finish that clean the sweetness off the tongue and a warming soft alcohol heat that helps the process.
D- This beer is big and sweet but smooth and easy to drink. As the beer warms its nice to get some hop bitterness coming through that helps to keep this beer exciting.
02-23-2009 19:40:50 | More by rhoadsrage
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
Reviewing the Extremely Naughty Goose from Goose Island Brewing Company out of Chicago, Illinois. This is a recent re-brew of a long-retired offering.
Tap pour served in the Clyborn Goose Island Brewpub and enjoyed on 11/16/12. Review is from iPhone notes.
Appearance: The color is dark syrup, reminisce of King Henry, with strip of brown highlight atop the body. Served with a thin layer of beige head that settles to thin ring around glass. Below average lacing, average retention. 3.5/5
Smell: Roasted malt, chocolate, and faint coffee. Toffee and mixed nuts too. Faint honey-like sweetness. 4/5
Taste: Roasted malt, nuts, chocolate malt and cocoa. Toffee too. Light caramel malt and booziness in the finish. Very malty, but in a good, complex way. The flavors really linger on the palate. This beer i bold in flavor with a little boozy kick. 4/5
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, low carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with moderate stickiness. Very malty! 5/5
Overall: An excellent malt-heavy beer, and one of the best brown ales I have had the pleasure to enjoy. I am very glad that Goose Island brought this one back!
Recommendation: Seek this one out if you get a chance, though be forewarned that the sticker price is a bit high. I imagine this beer would age well for some period of time, but have no clue how the 2006 bottle release is holding up.
Pairings: Beer bread with honey butter.
Cost: $10 for a 10 oz tap pour.
11-16-2012 22:30:37 | More by jegross2
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
Served in a tulip at Goose Island-Clybourn 3/5/09.
A: Served a dark caramel/reddish cola-brown color with a tall 1 or 1 1/2 finger head that's light brown in color and leaves a mess of sticky lace in the glass.
S: Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, spicy licorice, and hops.
T: The taste is more complex than the smell here. Flavors of sweet caramel, bittersweet chocolate, grassy green hops, brown sugar/molassas, and dark fruit.
M: Thick, sticky, and creamy. Almost shake-like. Touch of dry bitterness in the finish. Quite sweet with a bit of fruity & tangy hops.
D: I've always enjoyed Naughty Goose in the past, but this will make it hard to go back to. Awesome!
03-07-2009 16:06:24 | More by GbVDave
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
A: Very dark; nearly opaque through a 5 oz. tasting glass. Light brown sugar head with moderate retention.
S: Sugary sweetness with residual fruit esters. The malt comes through under the fruits. Faint hop aroma.
T: Quite sweet with the alcohol hitting the back of the throat. Hints of black licorice; greater presence of dark fruits and at least a little black cherry. Definite bite of alcohol.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crispness on the tip of the tongue and a slight tingle on the way down.
D: Can't get enough--hard to stop and write between sips. My
favorite offering from Goose Island yet.
Other Notes: Had at the Wrigleyville location on 02.28.09. The menu there calls the beer "Extra Naughty Goose."
From the menu: "A brown ale with a bite. An American interpretation of an English classic, with lots of domestic Tettnang and Cascade hops to complement the choclaty roasted malt character. Served in a tulip for $7.
[EDIT: Fixed a typo.]
03-01-2009 15:29:53 | More by Thorpe429
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
On tap at Stub n Herbs. Pours a dark amber color, bordering on brown, with a nice 1/2 inch white head that surprising left some wispy rings of lacing down the goblet. Caramel, chocolate, nuts, and some herbal hops are the dominate aromas, with a hint of alcohol. Upon first taste, I get some chocolate and light nutiness. After the second taste I started to pick up a little bit of smoke and sweetness. Something familiar that I can't.... quite... put... Ahh, that's it! Roasted marshmallows! Yep, that's what it is. The sweetness of a marshmallow with a hint of sugary, burnt caramel flavor. Hop bitterness is low, light earthy and woody notes on the finish. It's sweet, but not quite cloying. Complex to be sure, but some more hops would have added depth. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. This was a very taste brew indeed, but at $10/10oz pour, I don't see myself having this one again any time soon.
09-28-2009 18:49:17 | More by KeefD
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
Served in a snifter at the Clybourn brewpub.
I winked a little when I ordered this... It pours a very deep black-brown topped by a half-finger of glowing light tan foam. The nose comprises cocoa, light mild coffee, toffee, toasted malts, and light tobacco leaf. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some walnuts and oak, and with the toasted malts coming through as smokier now. The body is a hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a slightly chewy feel. Overall, a damn fine imperial brown, one that I hope to see on-tap more often 'round here.
10-15-2012 16:54:02 | More by TMoney2591
4.9/5 rDev +20.1%
Wow...I can't say enough about it.
It was everything I would ever want in the style, except available in bottles.
It was like a mouthgasm on ectasy.
Color of a nice thick porter, with the creamiest khaki head. Carries a head like a piping hot cup of hot chocolate, smooth with the tiniest of bubbles. Lacing layers like the most beautiful striations in a rock wall, but not chunky, refined.
Smells of the nicest, most balanced levels of roasted nuttiness, wrapped in the lightest of rich toffees, and ignited by the smoooth warmth of alcohol wealth.
This beer tastes almost exactly how it smells, slightly sweeter on the tongue, but soooo smoooth. With just enough bitterness that you salivate for more as soon as it hits your tongue, and then again while you drink, and then more as soon as you swallow.
Mouthfeel is somewhere in between liquid satin, and melting velvet. But clean enough that your mouth feels quite refreshed on the finished, due to the wonderfully balanced bitterness of the finish.
Drinkability isn't the right word to describe it. If I had an unlimited supply of this for one night, I would drink until I puked, and then again, and one more time after that.
03-10-2009 21:21:32 | More by Stygr
4.63/5 rDev +13.5%
On tap, poured into a 7 oz glass, then into a goblet as it is too good to have just a little glass, at Stub & Herbs.
Dark brown, closer to blck than to brown, thin head that quickly drops to a ring. Nice, but the appearance might be its only flaw.
Sweet aroma, fruity and caramelized, with a faint piney note in there as well.
Full bodied, medium to low carbonation, feels velvety on the palate, and very easy to drink considering the ABV. Sweetish and caramelized, minimal heat, fruitiness, and a faint hoppy bite to pretend some kind of balance. Sweet but never cloying, an excellent beer that I wish would make it into a bottle.
10-12-2009 13:42:10 | More by brdc
Extremely Naughty Goose from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.