King Henry - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by MrDanno96:
4.6/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a deep deep brown with slight hints of ruby when held to light. A thin ring of off-white head encircles the glass. No lacing to speak of, but significant legs slide down the side of the glass.
S: Lots of bourbon character on the nose. Vanilla, sweet chocolate and brownie mix, cherries, and a good dose of licorice. Molasses. Port-like qualities. Scrumptious.
T: Similar to bourbon county stout in some ways, but also very distinctive. Strong notes of the bourbon barrel and chocolate throughout. This brew distinctly diverges from BCBS mid-palate with strong notes of sweet dark fruit. Alcohol drenched plums and cherries. Black forest chocolate cake. The characteristic hoppiness of an American Barleywine makes a brief appearance in the finish to provide a little balance. An incredible quaff over.
M: Perhaps I expected a little too much since the Rare was like velvet, but this definitely is not as smooth as the Rare BCBS. The alcohol is fairly apparent in the finish with a sharp peppery bite on the sides of the tongue and the back of the throat. Full bodied and syrupy.
O: You can't really ask for much more than this. Incredibly tasty and the bourbon barrel adds incredible layers of complexity. This can only improve with age, but since this is the only bottle of it I will probably ever see, I figured I would open it now.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2011 02:32:36 | More by MrDanno96
More User Reviews:
4.8/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Poured from bomber into tulip glass.
A- black but not quite jet black if that makes sense. Abiut half inch of head but it wasn't as frothy as I expected it to be. The head dissipates rather quickly as well.
S- tons of bourbon with some fruity undertones. Lots of sweet malt xoming forward as well.
T- delicious. The bourbon hits first strong even after 3 years. Then there is a smooth sweet malt that follows and really holds this beer together. The aftertaste is definitely fruity but not like backyard rye or actual fruit, if that makes sense. Hint of vanilla and oak in there as well.
M - a little bit thinner than I thought it would be but still has a medium body feel and little carbonation. The sweetness of the beer is a little strong but it just makes it a sipper.
O- extrenely well made beer. I can definitely see the hype behind it. Glad I got a few in the trade!
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 03:18:15 | More by mlhyatt
King Henry from Goose Island Beer Co.
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