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King Henry - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,378 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,378
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,739
Gots: 506 | 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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4.49/5  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
4.41/5  rDev -6.4%
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
4.52/5  rDev -4%
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
4.88/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SJ-IABrews
4.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yummybeer
4.47/5  rDev -5.1%
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
4.93/5  rDev +4.7%
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
4.56/5  rDev -3.2%
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
4.44/5  rDev -5.7%
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%

Photo of mxracercam
4.52/5  rDev -4%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
5/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of jloomis
5/5  rDev +6.2%

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