Bourbon Barrel Aged Extra Naughty Goose | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DoppleJock on 04-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of cincyfan90
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Dark brown

Nose: Rich, toasted coconut, bourbon

Taste: A smooth taste of toasted coconut, and slightly dark chocolate. Light bourbon notes.

Overall: Very drinkable, no heat from the alcohol. Extremely smooth from the prolonged aging in bourbon barrels for approximately 8 months.

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Photo of birdsellam
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of urbancamper
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of stakem
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken on 4/23/10. I was hesitant about posting this review based on the amount of time that has lapsed since I wrote these notes but oh well, worse has been done I guess.

On tap at the Clybourn location this brew appears a dark reddish brown color but wish a polished clarity through the body when held to the light. A tan head forms across the top and retains quite well for a barrel aged offering at 10%. It slowly recedes leaving a sticky coating of lace on the glass. The aroma of this brew is very vanilla forward from the barrel aging. Surprisingly sweet smelling that gets more chocolate-like as it warms up. The taste follows the aroma, vanilla smoothness upfront with some woody flavors mixed. An almost solvent alcohol bite is included. The brew finishes with a pleasant amount of hoppy bitterness. Once warm the alcohol really comes out bringing with it more chocolate malt flavoring which is the first indication of this really being a "brown ale." Not bad, I would order this again.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap into a 4oz tasting tulip...Translucent amber with very light carbonation...An aroma of sweet vanilla bourbon dominates, but you get a light brown all characters of roasted nuts on the back...The taste is a brown ale version of bcs, think about it and you've got it. Its not bad at all, but its super sweet bourbon comes through too much. This needs some time to age and smooth out.

If you want a lighter bcs try to find this. Good not great, needs some work.

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Photo of weeare138
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a dark brown with opaque crimson edges. A small off white head never fades away. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of ripe fruit, barrel aging, vanilla, cocoa beans, papaya, some bourbon ripeness, and toasted nuts.
Taste is directly related to the inhalations of bourbon infused ripe fruit and nuts.
Mouthfeel is ful bodied, silky, smooth, and warming With a slight abv burn towards the end.

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Photo of kwjd
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewpub. I wish I had tried Naughty Goose while I was there to compare, but I didn't get the chance to.

It was served in a snifter. It is a very dark brown with a tiny ring of head. Smell starts off with bourbon and chocolate. On the taste has lots of the bourbon and chocolate too, but I get the roasted coffee and vanilla too. It was incredibly smooth and an awesome beer to sip on while watching Vince Carter get his ass handed to him (FUVC) by the Celtics.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - This is a very dark brown, under low light will look blackish. Not a ton of head on it, that was an off-white/tannish color an left behind no lacing.

S - Tons of bourbon, and a sweet, sweet chocolate.

T - Bourbon dominates on this, almost a bit of a bourbon bomb, but it mixes very nicely with a sweet and strong chocolate taste. Some vanilla comes up from the barrel aging, I don't get anything of the hops that this beer was said to have though.

M - Pretty thick, medium carbonation.

D - Drank too hot for me to drink very quickly at all, and I couldn't do more than one.

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Photo of Phelps
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Goose Island's Clybourn brewpub as the finale of a four-beer tasting.

Midnight black with almost no head; just a tan ring and a thin oily lid.

Bourbon overpowers the nose, but is far more subtle in the taste.

The brewpub describes this beer as an "extra hoppy Imperial Brown ale." Interesting, because I get very little hop character, either in the nose or the taste. What I do get is an incredible balance of roasted coffee and chocolate flavors playing off the vanilla heat of the bourbon. While bourbon is captain of the bourbon county ship, here it plays a smaller role, like, say, a first mate. Subtler, yet still doing a heavy portion of the work, and lending an intriguing aspect to the great brown flavors.

Satisfyingly full-bodied and velvety.

Dare I say it, but I might like this more than BCS. Goose Island knows their barrel aging. Another winner.

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Photo of ghostee
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours black with minimal offwhite head with big bubbles. No light come through for the most part.

Smells strongly of chocolate and bourbon.

Taste is strong on black licorice, chocolate, bourbon, with some hints of coffee.

Mouthfeel is heavier bodied, medium carbonation. Slick, and coats the mouth.

Drinkability is low. This is a great tasting beer, but its heavy and high in ABV. Definitely a sipper.

This has some of the flavors I'd expect in the BCS, but in a lighter more balanced way. While heavy and a sipper, this was surprisingly balanced and delicious. I'd love to have this again.

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Photo of DoppleJock
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From the April 2010 Goose Island - Clybourn beer menu: "Our extra hoppy Imperial Brown ale aged in Elijah Craig Bourbon barrels."

On-tap poured into a snifter.

A: Super dark reddish-brown. Whispy head with decent lacing around the sides of the snifter. The beer even looks "heavy" in the glass.

S: Roasted malts with a decent whiff of sweet alcohol. Was expecting something hoppier based on the description...

T: Lots of sweet malts with dark fruits and a tiny hint of oakiness from the barrels. The alcohol is present but not overpowering. Seems to start off strong, subside, and then comes back at the end. Pretty tasty stuff.

M: Full bodied and chewy, almost "heavy."

D: Pretty much a "one and done" for the night. Great tasting beer but you're going to get pretty flush after just one. Would definitely try this again on a cold winter day.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Extra Naughty Goose from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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