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King Henry - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,314 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 1,700
Gots: 502 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 08-16-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$22 for a bottle at the Square Pub in Decatur, GA. Yes, you read that right.

Appearance: Pours a very dark ruby red color with almost no head.

Smell: Smells of caramel, dark fruits, primarily cherry and some hop bitterness. Lots of bourbon and some coconut.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. A tiny bit boozy but the age has lowered it. Lots of cherries and syrupy sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel.

Overall: Really awesome barleywine. I can't help but feel slightly underwhelmed with all the hype but if it wasn't such a legendary whale, maybe I wouldn't put my expectations so high. Still one of the best barleywines I've had, just not the best.

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King Henry from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.