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Lazarus - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Lazarus
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Born out of the second runnings of Bourbon County Brand Stout, Lazarus isn't your standard "small beer". The deceiving alcohol blends with the roasted malt and the chocolate sweetness packed into the body of the beer.

(Beer added by: sidetracked on 04-24-2011)
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Alpar

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-17-2014 04:59:10 | More by Alpar
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BRami127

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%

Last time I had this was at a Goose Island Tap Takeover at The Beer Bistro in Chicago, IL. Poured into a taster glass.

A: Jet black color with a dark tan head. Not much lacing in the glass

S: Similar to BCS, but weakened scents of chocolate and hints of coffee. Not as "boozy" as regular BCS,

T: Weaker form of BCS as expected. Still has some chocolate and malt flavors, but not that boozy hit that comes with BCS.

M: Medium bodied compared to a full body I get with BCS. Easier to drink than it's "big brother".

O: Goose Island calls this beer the "2nd running" of BCS which I don't quite understand. It's not Nightstalker which is referred to as "Baby BCS", but I guess if you can mix Nightstalker with whatever was leftover in the BCS barrels you'd get this beer. I liked this beer. I don't know why this isn't going to be bottled though.

07-05-2014 13:30:13 | More by BRami127
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-25-2013 21:38:37 | More by Kaveman
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Treebs

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%

Had on tap at the GI 25th Anniversary Party. Served in a taster glass.

A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some minor splotches of lace down the glass.

S: Heavily roasted malts, some anise and dark chocolate. It's a pretty straight forward stout. Nothing in the nose distinguishes it from any other baseline stout.

T: Lots of anise and bakers chocolate with some heavily roasted malts. There a slight woody taste to this with some deep chocolate notes.

M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation level. Drinks lighter than 9% abv with a smooth and creamy finish.

O: This was ok. It was solid all around, but nothing substantial that made it seem differentiated from any other stout.

05-27-2013 16:39:18 | More by Treebs
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-21-2013 01:37:43 | More by ackeeper
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-19-2013 10:33:30 | More by JellyJacket
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PopnLoads

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

05-13-2013 15:36:11 | More by PopnLoads
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-12-2013 12:22:19 | More by wyatt13
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-25-2013 00:07:43 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-17-2013 18:30:23 | More by spycow
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DP34

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-15-2012 17:16:15 | More by DP34
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-20-2012 22:48:41 | More by imperialking
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Jips

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-23-2011 19:49:10 | More by Jips
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-20-2011 07:43:10 | More by Diomede
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-18-2011 21:05:55 | More by Scrumtralecent
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -10%

On-tap at Goose Island's Rare Stout Night.

A - Dark brown colored beer with a beige head that didn't stay for long at all and left nothing on the sides of the glass.

S - Roasted malt, bitter chocolate, some coffee, pretty straight forward.

T - A seemingly unsweetened stout that is a little dry. Roasted malts, some unsweetened chocolate, some bitter coffee. Pretty boring.

M - Lighter side of medium, thought it needed more body. Active carbonation and a dry finish.

O - Not a great beer, I think of this more like a dry stout than an imperial, and I'd highly recommend the Honest Stout over this one. It's not horrible, but Goose Island has many better offerings.

07-10-2011 21:16:31 | More by AgentZero
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

On-tap at Revolution's Fistival. Served in the corresponding taster glass. I realize the alcohol is higher, but in some ways this is more of an American Stout in process and flavor profile.

A - Pours with two fingers of dark tan foam that settle to a thick cap, leaving no lacing. Dark brown body with ruby transparency at the fringes.

S - Roasted grains, light baker's chocolate, earthy hops, hint of black coffee.

T - Very dry, roasty, and low in sweetness. Most light cocoa and toast, with a tiny bit of coffee.

M - Light, tingly carbonation, medium body, and a dry roasty finish. The listed 9% is shockingly well-hidden.

D - It drinks like a small beer, even though it's 9%. Not the most complex taste - there's very little residual sugar seeing as this is the second time this has been fermented. Dangerously drinkable though, and an easy way to get hammered if you like dry stouts.

05-29-2011 15:14:59 | More by MasterSki
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%

On-tap at the Goose Invasion @ Small Bar Fullerton.

A - Pours a dark brown, cream-colored collar, whisps on top leaving no lace or retention.

S - Oak, roast, dark chocolate.

T - Dark chocolate, roast, oak, malty sweetness. The alcohol is really well-hidden and I'd never guess this was 9%.

M - Medium, good carbonation, roasted/dry finish.

O - Probably one of my least favorite variants that have to do with BCS (this is the 2nd runnings). It's solid, but not a whole lot going on here to get excited about.

04-25-2011 14:46:45 | More by Sean9689
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%

On-tap at Small Bar Fullerton for the Goose Island Tap Takeover.

Served in a snifter. Clear black with mahogany highlights and a light brown head.

Smell is bitter roasted malts, bitter, unsweetened chocolate, and a little roasted coffee.

Taste follows the smell with bitter roasted malts dominating and a little chocolate and coffee also present. Slight sweetness at the finish as it warms.

Medium body, light/medium carbonation. Clean finish. Alcohol well hidden.

Really interesting--the relation to Bourbon County Stout is noticeable, but a much lighter body and a lot more bitterness. Probably wouldn't drink more than one of these in a sitting.

4/23/2011

04-24-2011 21:34:01 | More by sidetracked
Lazarus from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.