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Big John - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,373 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 161
Gots: 601 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewmasters Notes:
Inspired by the epic skyline of Chicago, Goose Island's brewers set out to craft Big John; a tall, bold slugger of a stout that stands out vividly against the little soft beers out there. Epic amounts of roasted malt and an addition of cacoa nibs give Big John a massive chocolate flavor and aroma. With a body as substantial and black as the building to which it pays homage, Big John is sure to inspire a sense of awe with each sip.

(Beer added by: aasher on 03-13-2011)
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jale

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Sean for this.

A: Pours deep black with two fingers of light brown head.

S:Lots of chocolate and roasted malt.

T: Sweet chocolate and roasted malt. A little vanilla and hint of alcohol.

M: Thick body with good carbonation.

O: I really like this big beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 18:23:19 | More by jale
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Big John from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.