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:
#97
Reviews:
650
Ratings:
5,386
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Dark clear brown with a one finger dark tan head. Bit of an oil slick top as the head fades.

Aroma: Dark fruits, figs and plums, with some cocoa and brown sugar. Little bit of a raisiny/coconut alcohol. Barrel comes through clearly.

Taste: Sweet vanilla and figs, dark fruit crumble coconut and brown sugar and a bit of alcohol burn. Vanilla shines as it warms

Mouth feel: Rich and full. Carbonation is low, only a slight prickle. Right in line with the the rest of the bourbon county line.

Overall: An awesome sipper. Its incredibly pleasant as the bcbs barrels really take this barleywine to the next level. the alcohol heat is a little more present than in some other barleywines but it doesn't take away from the beer much at all.

96/100

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 5,386 ratings