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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): 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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 17SEP13
Drank 4APR14

A finger of brown head develops on top of a dark brown body on a down the middle pour. Head falls fast. No lacing but plenty of leggy action.

Vanilla and a little coconut from the barrel, sweet barleywine character with toffee and caramel, and cherry. This comes through with all the goodness I'm looking for in a barrel aged barleywine.

Lots of vanilla and big toffee and caramel malt. Coconut, cherry, raisin, alcohol heat, and I think the residual stout comes out a bit with some chocolate.

Fairly big bodied and a little sticky sweet. Soft carbonation makes this a smooth drink.

Amazing barleywine here.

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Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 5,267 ratings
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