Ground Control
Goose Island Beer Co.

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Style:
English Old Ale
Ranked #81
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #24,965
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
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Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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87
Very Good
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Photo of dukeandduke
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1/1/17 (Chicago Goose Island Brewpub - $6 5 oz pour into snifter). Happy New Year!!! First pour of 2017. Mahogany colour pour, bourbon and fruity wine aroma. Dark black with thin loose tan lacing. Fruity sweet wine taste, mild carbonation, easy smooth drinking. Overall very good beer.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 silver wax clybourn bottle

Caramel brown color. Light tan head.

Caramel, toffee, figs, molasses, oak, vanilla, and bourbon.

A nice old ale, but a little light in body. Nice barrel presence.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Apparently this is an old ale. Tastes like an extremely oxidized old ale. Cola, cardboard, hints of chocolate, vanilla and oak. Woody dry finish. Lower end of the sweetness spectrum. Bleh. It's really not that good, but could be worse.

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Photo of SeanBond
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much to say on this one; had it on tap at the Clybourn brewpub, but it's definitely nothing special for that barrel program, in my opinion. It's a barrel-aged English old ale, and it tastes exactly like you'd expect. Perfectly decent, but I'd actually rather the ale itself have been left out of out of the bourbon barrels, and have let said barrel go towards something a little heavier. As-is, I find myself wanting portions of this beer in two different beers.

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Ground Control from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 13 ratings