Goose Island 19 Year ESB
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
Growler shared at ’Biegaman’s Summer Gathering’ -- courtesy of Lexx, all the way from Chicago. Hoppy Kool-Aid aroma - nice. Sweet nutty taste - tastes liked kicked up beery iced-tea. Interesting hops and malt here, not your run of the mill stuff. Sugary. Very nice and quite drinkable. Huge thanks to Lexx for the opportunity to try this growler!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Sampler at Clybourn. Ruddy brown, semi-opaque pour with a slight glown when held to the light. Thin foam. Definite American slap of Amarillo and other Pacific hops. A nice US twist on a traditional English style, combined with well-tuned crystal malts. Dances on the tongue. GI makes some nice extreme beers, but the session styles at the brewpubs are equally worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
Draught. At the Clybourn brewpub. Poured hazy dark copper with an average on-tap off-white head. Pleasant if mild somewhat bitter aroma of fresh grassy hops and caramel light malt aroma, very mild alcohol. Very soft and easy-drinking taste, quite hoppy but not aggressively so, grassy to herbal hops spread liberally over a solid, sweet, malty body, the finish is balanced, definitely has a bit of booze to it, but not too sweet - reminded me a bit of an organic herbal iced tea at one point. Decent ESB body - pehaps a little thick, nice restrained astringency, very mild carbonation, quick flavour finish but it did leave a bit more alcohol on my palate than I’d expect from a classic ESB. Tasty, though - nicely hoppy without being overdone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
Chicago trip. Monday 14:17+. Muddy dark amber-orange/copper. No head. APA hop aroma. IPA taste with a strong malt body and finish. Sweet notes of alcohol. The alcohol dominates creating a dark IPA-malt liquor flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Pours a deep dark iced-tea color. Quite sweet and heavier body. Not a huge fan, have had many better ESB’s from GI...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2007
Growler shared at ’Biegaman’s Summer Gathering’ -- courtesy of Lexx, all the way from Chicago . Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small diminishing off-white head. Very nice aroma of floral hops, caramel malt, citrus and other fruit. Flavour follows the aroma: floral hops backed by caramel malt along with some citrus and toffee and a pleasant bitter finish -- very refreshing and flavourful. Medium bodied. A somewhat unique take on the style, I really enjoyed it.

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