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Extremely Naughty Goose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Extremely Naughty Goose
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 02-23-2009)
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4/5  rDev -2%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.]

Thorpe429, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

nmann08, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

TMoney2591, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cask at Goose Island - Clybourn. Served in a snifter. This batch was listed at 10%.

A - A half finger of persistent tan foam that settles to a near solid cap and collar. Nice spotty lacing, Dark brown with transparent ruby highlights. Good looking cask brew.

S - Cocoa and nuts, light floral and piney hops, rum-soaked dark fruits. There's a lot of fusel alcohol in the nose, which is distracting and quite unfortunate.

T - There's an unfortunate touch of earthiness, wood, and cardboard, particularly in the finish - perhaps this has been on cask for too long. Biscuit and cocoa malts, and thankfully much better hidden booze - nowhere near as hot as it smells. Maybe a touch of spice. There's some lingering bitterness as well.

M - Smooth, creamy, medium body, with obviously lower carbonation. There's a little bit of warming after a half glass, but nothing out of line with a 10% brew.

D - Thanks to the texture and the well-hidden ABV in the taste, this is actually pretty easy drinking. It just tastes kind of stale/old. I'd like to try this on-tap again to see how different it is - I had a taster a few months ago and I don't remember the same amount of dirt/earth flavor.

MasterSki, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Feb 23, 2009
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Gonzoillini, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev -2%

Rhettroactive, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -2%

aasher, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of maximum12
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stubs. Haven't seen this one anyplace before, & was excited to try it.

Not brown at all, but rather a ruddy amberish, especially pronounced when held up to the glow of a big TV. Smell is perhaps the weak point, a touch of bourbon & malt, understated, not much going on.

Extremely Naughty Goose makes up for it in taste. This is what bourbon should taste like: light, smooth, muted, not overpowering or scorching the hair from my ears & chest, but mellow, soothing. This resting on a bed of toffee & sweet malts that melded grandly with the barrel characteristics. Full & creamy. I could have downed several of these without blinking & (maybe) without falling down. It's beers like this that remind you of that full dinner you should have had.

Excellent brew. Goose Island, swirl this one into bottles & sell it to us geeks. We'll buy it.

maximum12, Oct 02, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of birchstick
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Clybourn pub. Pours a very dark mohagony brown color with a small head. Nose contains a bouquet of dark fruits, including sweet plums, caramel malts, and a touch of tobacco. Taste starts off with caramel malts that's move on to the dark fruit flavors that were picked up in the nose. Finishes with a nice bitter pone hop flavors mixed in with sticky caramel malts. Mouthfeel is a little thin an somewhat watery. Overall, this is a really nice imperial brown ale.

birchstick, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of GbVDave
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

GbVDave, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of Chaney
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Clybourn location.

A: Mahogany in color, with ruby slivers poking through under closer inspection next to a light source, and virtually no head. Looks dangerous.

S: Little to no smell, with just the right amount of sweetness and with only a tinge of nuttiness under very close inspection. Very muted, yet effective.

T: If this is a brown ale, then I'm Oprah Winfrey. Pretty much an English barleywine, very hot, but still it was of the candy-coated variety. I didn't get the same nuttiness I got from the nose, more like caramel and toffee. Complex!

M: Sticky icky, but in a good way. That really slowed me down and allowed me to appreciate the subtleties. Virtually no lacing whatsoever.

O: Pretty remarkable high octane entry for sure. They really need to bottle this one as part of a reserve series.

Chaney, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of jegross2
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.
Score: 92

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.

jegross2, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

shigg85, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

FreshHawk, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of cadaugherty
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

cadaugherty, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jschott75, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of brdc
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

brdc, Oct 12, 2009
Photo of BeerBelcher
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this right after the Night Stalker, and while I thought it to be good, Night Stalker was a very tough act to follow. This beer struck as me being similar, but lighter and with significantly less hoppiness.

It pours black, with decent head. Aroma was dark and roasty with a good amount of chocolate and nuttiness. Seemed more reminiscent of a Porter to me than anything else. Flavor was really rather sweet and offered more roastiness, but again, seemed mild following the Night Stalker. Mouthfeel was pretty light.

Not bad.

I had this on-tap at the brewery.

BeerBelcher, Aug 12, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2%

Drucifer, May 05, 2014
Photo of Treebs
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at GI Clybourn, served in a snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights where the light hits. A tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace.

S: Chocolate malt with a light roasted malt background and a nice hint of sweet booze.

T: Big candied sugar sweetness with a nice mix of booze and chocolate malts. Nice roasted undertones with a little touch of honey and fruit. Nice toffee and nutty combination really round out a balanced taste.

M: Medium bodied with a pretty full mouthfeel. Nice medium carbonation level with a little sweet kick to it.

O: Very good. A little boozy and sweet, but it's really good and I really liked it.

Treebs, Oct 19, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown color with a light tan head and a very thin ring of lacing.

Scent of dark fruits, and sugars. Not very complex but it had a very nice depth to it.

Taste of brown sugar, dark fruits, a hint of alcohol, and some earth. The best Brown Ale I have had in some time, Goose Island does some great work.

Mouthfeel is medium heavy bodied and very smooth, a low amount of carbonation carries it nicely.

paco1029384756, Feb 28, 2009
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Extremely Naughty Goose from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.