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King Henry - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,356 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,712
Gots: 502 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 08-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewer's notes:
Aged in Pappy Van Winkle 23 bourbon barrels, previously used to age Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout. King Henry is a burgundy hued English-style barleywine with aromas of vanilla, oak, and dark fruit. Caramel and toffee flavors blend together with bold notes of bourbon delivered in a smooth body followed by a malty finish. No matter the occasion, King Henry promises a regal drinking experience.
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Photo of Fcolle2
4.73/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black in color and viscous. Smell is incredibly rich with aromas if bourbon, sweet caramel, loads of English toffee ,blight amounts of cocoa, vanilla, and oak barrel. Taste is equally as decadent with rich caramel, toffee, dusting a of chocolate, saddle leather, tobacco, vanilla, bourbon and oak barrel. Mouthfeel is thick wit medium amounts of carbonation.

Photo of pathman
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of a77cj7
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.49/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Seiler22
4.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben7773
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of deebo
4.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Finally cracked my bottle. 10/8/11 So smooth. Still has lots of bourbon barrel character.

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.51/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2005wendyrika
4/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
4.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Norseman
4.89/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SJ-IABrews
4.64/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yummybeer
4.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robwestcott
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.34/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.94/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sparty55
4.99/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.55/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.78/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A truly amazing barleywine. However, it was not leaps and bounds above the 2013 BCBBW we had side by side with it, and I personally don't think it's worth what it takes to get compared to BCBBW.

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.98/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best GIB I've had to date! Super awesome barrel presence from ol' Pappy. A true winner and I was fortunate to have some.

Photo of nickbman
4.43/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of portable
5/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of rightcoast7
4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Mrcmunoz225
5/5  rDev +6.2%

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King Henry from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,356 ratings.