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King Henry - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,378 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,378
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,739
Gots: 505 | FT: 25
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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Ratings: 1,378 | Reviews: 317
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4.5/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jabo134
4.64/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of markgugs
4.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcp5296d
4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joemetric
4.85/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of QuentinCall
4.51/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SierraFlight
4.65/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into taster glass at Hunahpu’s Day 2014. Brown body that lets no light through. No head or lacing. Dark fruits, bourbon, barrel notes - vanilla, coconut, charred staves, wood - booze, raisins, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet with all the same flavors followed by a touch of woody bitterness, and a blast of alcohol on the throat. Full body, smooth creamy texture, average carbonation, and a long boozy finish.

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4.85/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 77apm
4.85/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cubs943
5/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a really good beer.

Photo of Brewski
4.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timc100
4.88/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This bottle was properly cellared for all these years, and it has held up incredibly well. No real signs of oxidation.

Incredibly rich aroma of oaky bourbon and bright, sweet dark fruits. Tobacco, wood, molasses, vanilla, and brown sugar as well. Incredibly smooth, slick full mouthfeel.

Fantastic beer with one of the best bourbon barrel integrations.

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

I was fortunate to be blessed by a taster of this whale. Still aging well. Great barley wine

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

Photo of Lucoli
4.85/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dnb128
4.93/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tikk
4.91/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of cd34
4.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fcolle2
4.72/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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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

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King Henry from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,378 ratings.