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King Henry - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,247 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,247
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 1,686
Gots: 499 | FT: 17
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: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is the same base beer as Bourbon County Barleywine.

What I notice that differentiates the beer is that it has a more aggressive complexity of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and more fruit character. It has longer lingering character of bourbon on the end.

It is surprising that the beer has more complexity and depth of flavor. I am curious however whether Bourbon County with age will change into this King.

Serving type: bottle

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King Henry from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.