Bourbon County Brand Coffee Barleywine Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Working with our friends at Intelligentsia, we flew down to Guatemala to source some of the world's best coffee to use as we release the first-ever Coffee Barleywine. The beer is an English-style Barleywine, meaning malt forward, and aged in 4+ year old Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels before adding La Soledad coffee beans right before packaging to retain a bold coffee aroma and flavor.

Added by bhatch729 on 08-09-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
21
Ratings:
77
pDev:
6.02%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
29
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 9/27/18; drank 12/10/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown/orange rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small khaki head; minimal lace.

Medium roast coffee bean, caramel & mild booze heat notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Medium roast coffee bean & caramel flavors; mild oak & faint booze heat notes on the finish.

Fairly coffee forward but drinkable. This ain't bad!

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Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korymiller
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerryHelper
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark brown color, with a very small head, and no lacing.

This smells like roasty and freshly brewed coffee, boozy caramel, toffee, nutty aromas, bourbon, and spicy oak barrel.

I was concerned that this wouldn't work, but it really, really does. There's much less coffee than typically found in Bourbon County Coffee Stout, but it's still fairly present. It melds well with this candied toffee and caramel thing going in the barleywine, with a deliciously spicy barrel character. There's definitely some chocolate here, too, with a light silky bourbon character. I like this a lot.

This is medium bodied, and a touch syrupy, with a lower level of carbonation. Despite all that, it's still pretty drinkable.

This is a really fun and really unique variant. I would have loved to see the regular Barleywine this year, but this is still a nice consolation.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMe8
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, roasted, coffee, caramel, toffee, some oak woody notes, nice finish. Refine coffee bean and oak nose. Dark mahogany red hue, mostly clear, tan head, delicate lace. Full but not heavy body. Smooth due to the coffee blend. 60 IBUs

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Photo of jabo134
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well integrated coffee, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, red fruit snacks, light bourbon

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon County Brand Coffee Barleywine Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 77 ratings