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Big John - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,483
Reviews: 441
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 163
Gots: 601 | 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:
Beer added by: aasher on 03-13-2011

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.
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Vintage 12/07/2012. ( bought as a vintage bottle last year, cellared)

Black. Minimal head. Good lacing. Smells a bit of leathery age and cocoa

Flavor is well integrated dark chocolate, dry sweetness, roasty malt, raisin juice, even a little spicy in the back end

Very active in the mouth.

Quite Good. Lots of complex flavors for a non barrel RIS. That's why I cellar big beers.

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Big John from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.