Batch 5000 (Porter) - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Batch 5000 (Porter)Batch 5000 (Porter)

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BA SCORE
83
good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orbitalr0x on 08-09-2011)
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4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark roast brown, near black with half a finger of rich caramel brown head, solid retention and decent lacing

S - super sugary, almost old ale like nose. Some kind of fruity minimally tart sweetness

T - Slightly rosary, rich dark chocolate and sugary sweetness. Almost buttery

M - Light bodied decently carbonated.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Batch 5000 was a pleasent surprise in the locker room after a hockey game. The beer poured a opaque deep rich black with foamy ecru head that is lacing like a Fredrick;s of Hollywood catalog. The smell has some sweet malt and roast. The taste is a well balance beer with sligth bitterness....but very easy to drink. The mouthfeel is medium to full body with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a very nice easy drinking porter.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of nhindian
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Goose Island wine glass. Thanks to russwbeck for this!

A - Pours a dark amber or ruby, bordering on brown earthy tints. It builds about 1.5-fingers of tan head that has some good retention. The lacing is beautiful, displaying a curtain that covers nearly every inch of glass.

S - The nose is malty and earthy, giving off a slight coffee roast but balancing this with a sweet chocolate note. A little bit of nuttiness and sugar, before finishing with a dash of spicy hops.

T - The flavor isn't swaying in any one particular direction, as the low-key roast continues. It isn't so much a strong coffee flavor, but it helps in the transition to the other flavors. The chocolate comes across as a little more dry, like a cocoa. It picks up a spike of sweetness in the middle, right before the earthy hops come in.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with decent carbonation. It's definitely more dry than I am used to for the style, and although not exactly full-bodied, it doesn't suffer from the watery feel that a lot of porters do.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. I'm not sure what this beer is totally about since there's not a lot of information regarding it out there and the label is just a white piece of paper with the batch number and date on it. This would be a nice porter if it was regularly released, but it's certainly nothing special.

Photo of russwbeck
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Brown pour with a creamy light brown head. The lacing on the glass is very nice.

S: Huge notes of chocolate and roasted malts. A bit creamy with underlying hops.

T: A lot of very dark chocolate really dominates the taste. Molasses provides some balance to the strong hit of chocolate, and a smokiness finishes the beer off. A very interesting tasting beer, but the chocolate is a bit too harsh for my tastes.

MF: Heavy, not as light as most porters I've come across. Very dry throughout. No hints of booze.

O: The flavor on this beer was so strong that it put me off a bit, the drinkability is not very high. Perhaps if the chocolate and molasses blended a bit better with other flavors, this could have been a hit. I have no idea what the ABV is, so I'm not sure whether or not to age a bottle. I guess we shall see!

Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apparently I get to do my review #1700 twice, due to some merged entries. Served in a Goose Island tasting glass at the newly resurrected SECOND Thursday of the Month Gathering.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving spotty lace behind. Good head retention. Transparent dark brown with ruby glints.

S - Roasty and dry, with notes of molasses, baker's chocolate, dough, sugar, and light floral hopping.

T - Taste has a bit more char and smoke, with toasted grains, light sugar and chocolate notes, and some roasty bitterness in the finish. Again, quite dry.

M - Medium body, moderate-to-low carbonation, slightly sticky finish, and no obvious alcohol. Guessing this is probably in the 5-6% range.

D - A very easy to drink porter. Reminds me of Port Brewing Back in Mak. I could have a couple glasses of this one in an evening. Hard to believe that after 5000 batches at their main Fulton production facility Goose Island hadn't actually made a porter before.

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into the glass a deep dark brown with some garnet highlight and a couple fingers of tan foam. Aroma starts off with a nice healthy mix of roast and chocolate. Smooth malts with a hint of creaminess. Seems well balanced.

First sip brings a good mix of dark malts, roast and caramel tones along with a roll of chocolatey goodness. Smooth with some mild burnt undertones. Touch of bitterness on the way down with a hint of hops. Tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with well placed carbonation. It's not as dense as some porters but it is extremely drinkable! Overall, a tasty porter that I'm glad to have been able to sample for sure. Here's to many more Goose batches!

Batch 5000 (Porter) from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.