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Cthulhu - Goose Island Beer Co.

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 295
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in an 18 year Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrel.

(Beer added by: jegross2 on 07-12-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.16/5  rDev -6.9%

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this one.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oat, cocoa, brown sugar, marshmallow, vanilla, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, marshmallow, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with nice barrel aged and marshmallow qualities all around.

06-03-2014 05:51:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

07-12-2014 08:32:31 | More by zestar
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-15-2014 17:03:00 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

04-18-2014 03:34:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

04-18-2014 03:30:15 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -4.3%

Bottle purchased from the brewpub. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - Tan foam settles to a thin collar and a few stray wisps on top, but no lacework. Body is pitch black.

S - Smells a lot like Bourbon County Stout to be honest, although that's not necessarily a bad thing. Loads of dark chocolate, fudge, anise, dark fruits, bourbon, oak, and light vanilla. There's a bit of red fruit and berry that's a bit different.

T - The taste is a bit sweeter, with more of a vanilla, milk chocolate, and dark fruit character to it and less of the oak and bourbon intensity of the aroma. Roast is present, but restrained, although it shows up a touch in the finish alongside some earthy bourbon kick.

M - Full bodied, chewy, and roasty, with mild alcohol warmth. Lower carbonation, and a dry and tannic, oak-heavy finish.

D - It's a very nicely made bourbon-barrel Imperial Stout. I'm not sure I could distinguish it from a number of other beers without an A/B comparison, and it doesn't totally hide it's booze as well as something like BCS, but it's still a very good brew that should improve over the next six months.

10-01-2013 00:09:57 | More by MasterSki
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oline73

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-24-2013 00:36:49 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-23-2013 14:56:43 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-13-2013 06:59:49 | More by XmnwildX12
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beernads

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-26-2014 18:49:48 | More by beernads
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

11-02-2013 19:00:47 | More by yourefragile
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drewone

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

06-02-2014 06:14:11 | More by drewone
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-23-2013 04:00:47 | More by duceswild
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

08-24-2013 01:50:21 | More by Gonzoillini
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-22-2014 21:01:28 | More by billab914
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

04-28-2014 15:43:37 | More by Zaphog
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -11.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Small khaki head that doesn't last.

Smell - Bourbon is a little sharper than regular bourbon county. Oak is strong. Vanilla. Chocolate.

Taste - Again, very similar to bourbon county. Sweet caramel. Chocolate. Vanilla. Oak is strong. Bourbon throughout.

Mouthfeel - Not quite as heavy as Bourbon County. Just about as boozy, though. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Very similar to bourbon county. A different bourbon character, though.

02-18-2014 02:25:57 | More by Alieniloquium
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-22-2014 21:43:25 | More by Rhettroactive
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

08-24-2013 17:35:44 | More by jrallen34
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-21-2014 18:36:37 | More by chippo33
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Duff27

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -4%

Short lived head, near nil on the collar. Body is black, loving the color.

Bourbon barrel notes on the forefront, smells delicious. Slight oakiness.

Base oatmeal is definitely overpowered by the barrel presence. Roasty. Feels closer to 12%abv.

Mouthfeel is great...super thick and chewy, smooth. Medium-low carbonation. Near perfect mouthfeel overall.

Bourbon barrel oatmeal stout, with an emphasis on the bourbon barrel. no complaints from this guy. Thanks for the share TATURBO.

10-16-2013 00:03:50 | More by Duff27
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

03-09-2014 16:42:24 | More by Lare453
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enelson

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-28-2014 00:22:52 | More by enelson
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.5%

10-28-2013 03:08:19 | More by smartassboiler
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

04-18-2014 04:59:32 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Cthulhu from Goose Island Beer Co.
98 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.