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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleBourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale

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

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

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Had on tap at 8th Street Grill in Holland, MI. 2014 Vintage.

A: Dark, deep ruby brown? No real noticeable head or lacing.

S: Bourbon, caramel, hints of vanilla.

T: Tart cherry, with hints of caramel, vanilla and maybe tobacco. Some bourbon and bitter chocolate. Some other tastes I just can't put my finger on at the moment.

M: Smooth, medium heavy.

O: A very good, very complex beer. Hides the alcohol very well. One I would love to sit on for a year or two and see what happens. A beer I could spend an hour or two sipping on and trying to get to know. Very well done.

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 5,168 ratings
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