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Cthulhu | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in an 18 year Elijah Craig Bourbon Barrel.

Added by jegross2 on 07-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
270
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
51
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of ADG2995
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
1/5  rDev -77.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Burgh1328
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rabbott2
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was awesome; these guys know how to do BA stouts.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.22/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Teal wax vintage.

Black with light tan head.

Thick and rich. Chocolate and cocoa. Lots of bourbon and oak. Warming heat. Vanilla.

Thick and velvety feel to it. Ends with a nice bourbon aftertaste.

An amazing ba stout. The barrel presence here is awesome.

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4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.13/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffo
3.61/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from desp59 a while back. Cheers!

From a 750 into a snifter
Vintage: 2016

APPEARANCE: Clear dark brown pour yields a 1+ finger, looser, fizzy, light tan head with decent retention. Clear bistre brown body with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a half foamy wisp with no lacing on the glass. A ring remains until the end leaving some falling dots of lacing as the glass empties. A little light in color with a mediocre head.

SMELL: Bourbon, oak, toffee and butterscotch notes, with milk chocolate and vanilla cream. Not all that much base stout here, but there's plenty of bourbon barrel and it's quite forthcoming for sure.

TASTE: Lots of bourbon and alcohol up front. Toffee and milk chocolate, with some oat notes as well. Heavy bourbon at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of oak, butterscotch and toffee sweetness, milk chocolate, sweet vanilla, oats and bourbon. Plenty of alcohol and sweetness, but again, missing some much needed base stout to bring it over the top.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little prickly on the palate but not too bad, goes down fine with a good scratch and burn at the swallow, finishing very sticky. Lots of heat lingers. Hot but not overly abrasive like some BCBS variants.

OVERALL: Good stuff all around. It’s pretty boozy with lots of sweet barrel flavor, which I can certainly appreciate, but for top scores, it would need some more base stout character as well. It’s gotta be bigger than the listed 10% too, but it’s a relatively smooth barrel heavy stout, and not nearly as abrasive as Bourbon County. If you like barrel heavy stouts, you’ll like this one. Thanks again desp59. Highly recommended.

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4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A solid beer with no flaws, but also not much personality. Its a black tuesday type stout, drinking almost like an old ale.

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4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilfluff
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KT123
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Cthulhu from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 270 ratings
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