Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleBourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale
BA SCORE
97.7%
Liked This Beer
4.53 w/ 5,148 ratings
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleBourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale
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
Ranking:
#75
Reviews:
591
Ratings:
5,148
Liked:
5,031
Avg:
4.53/5
pDev:
8.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
728
Gots:
2,497
Trade:
338
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I saved this beer from my BF's girlfriend. Come to find out it was too much for her.

So I drank the rest. Good??? Yes.

Is it ready to maintain the top 30 in the world.

Hell No!

This beer is over hyped and over priced.

There are a lot better Beers out there that are less expensive and easier to get

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 97.7% out of 100 with 5,148 ratings
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