Big John | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
1,568 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Big JohnBig John
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewmasters Notes:
Inspired by the epic skyline of Chicago, Goose Island's brewers set out to craft Big John; a tall, bold slugger of a stout that stands out vividly against the little soft beers out there. Epic amounts of roasted malt and an addition of cacoa nibs give Big John a massive chocolate flavor and aroma. With a body as substantial and black as the building to which it pays homage, Big John is sure to inspire a sense of awe with each sip.

Added by aasher on 03-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,568
Reviews:
452
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
182
Gots:
560
For Trade:
35
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,568 |  Reviews: 452
Photo of jono0101
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of danpam1024
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of slevy221
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of MiamiRedSkins13
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So I went to a tasting in Kentucky where they had big John on draft and after staying until the end, tried to get another of the one limit per person fills. I had gotten to know the guy and he offered to fill a growler.. I had to take him up and promptly grabbed one off the shelf. It's amazing. Really, I wish I could elaborate but I'm at a loss for words.

 357 characters

Photo of FrankyLikesIt
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of leprakhan
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of ZenBiscuits
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of kk73
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Lenny1203
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Blueye80
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Fetching
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Donsmitty
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Ksoden1186
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of ZacharyJ
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of cofeeguru
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of funkyaudio
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Cecilia
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Deeeeezzzzznuts
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of KingBiscuit
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of BeerTradePolice
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of goalie33
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of RohoMech
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of chicagobeerriot
5/5  rDev +24.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Big John from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 1,568 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.