King Henry - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by ryantho00:
4.85/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Saved this one for a bachelor party, first beer of the night! Thanks Mark for the opportunity to experience this legendary brew.
This pours a deep maroon, brownish deep almost black oily viscous liquid, with a small tan finger that fades quickly.
Boy oh boy what a wonderful nose! I get deep coffee, chocolate, an almost sweet ting from the bourbon and a nice sweet maltiness underneath.
Wow, I was expecting a harsh bourbon experience, but how pleasantly surprised I was to taste coffee, caramel, some vanilla, an almost marmite (english veggie spread) middle, marshmallow, oak, very nice maltiness, exceptional balance. Just a wonderful experience as promised.
Wow what a nice full mouthfeel that is one of the most balanced brews I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It is superbly balanced with an array of masterful flavors throughout. I consider myself lucky to have tried this, excellent brew. I am not usually a fan of barleywines, (look at some of my previous reviews...) but I cannot find much of a flaw to this beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2012 22:33:18 | More by ryantho00
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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.
100 out of 100 based on 1,244 ratings.