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): 13.60%

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
Ratings:
5,135
Reviews:
589
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
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724
Gots:
2,501
For Trade:
341
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Ratings: 5,135 |  Reviews: 589
Photo of mango377
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mtn
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of phizzle
4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of raspy22
4.81/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of marycarol
3.5/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bauers
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peaches13
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.17/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 on tap

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Photo of vess
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Crafty_sonofabeer
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of g00ey
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nachos4two
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FBarber
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seanem44
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Overall very good. A little easier to take on than BCBS proper, but still almost just as good. the 2016 was actually quite good, almost better than BCBS in my opinion.

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Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beergasm1
4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imstimpy
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark dark dark brown color. Thin head that goes to a ring. Aroma- raisins, cherries, plums. Alcohol, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel. Taste- Wow! Super good First of all. Little bit of those cherries and some of that brown sugar, and vanilla. But plenty of chocolate and dark chocolate. Bourbon finishing it off. The lingering flavor is that dark chocolate, bourbon taste. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, velvety, somewhat low carbonation is perfect. Overall- very delicious beer. Very sweet. Quite the dessert. The flavors all mix real well. Loving this.

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Photo of Junior
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ParkbrauFan
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.49 out of 5 based on 5,135 ratings.
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