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Big John - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,462
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 159
Gots: 600 | FT: 54
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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Appearance: Pitch black with a nice 1/4" creamy tan cap that quickly recedes to a cap.

Smell: Big roasted malt, dark chocolate aromas dominate.

Taste: As in the nose, nice roasted malt and dark chocolate bitterness remain throughout the beer. A wonderfully chocolaty experience, the flavor is deep and the alcohol is all but completely masked..

Mouthfeel: Extremely creamy mouth feel, yet it leaves the palate clean.

Overall: Yet another excellent stout from Goose Island.

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Big John from Goose Island Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.