Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.

Added by jplopez21 on 10-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#80
Reviews:
638
Ratings:
5,337
pDev:
8.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black body with a muddy brown hue. Head is 1/5 an inch and tan in color. Head retention and lacing are average for the style.

Smell is of sweet bourbon soaked fudge. caramelized sugar and charred oak.

Taste is very sweet, kinda reminds me of dark lord. Caramelized bourbon soaked dates, chocolate syrup, tobacco and burnt malt dominate palate. Aftertaste is big on bourbon.

Mouthfeel is pretty viscous, carbonation levels are average for style. Head was pretty weak and didn't contribute much.

Overall this beer was pretty tasty but a bit on the sweet side. Not too boozy for 12 percent but theres nothing there to offset the cloying sweetness. Probably my least favorite of the bourbon county series.

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,337 ratings