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Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Aged Aviator Dopplebock

Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Aged Aviator Dopplebock
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at the Clybourn location, Almost a dark tea color, super thin white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and dark fruit. Taste similar, lots of brbn/van, smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Sample at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a clear red with a medium beige head. Malty nose with caramel, vanilla, oak and a bit of hop. Oaky vanilla flavor with lots of caramel and some bitter hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a clear crimson copper with a medium sized white head. Soft bourbon, vanilla, touch of isopropyl alcohol, malty and sweet. Medium bodied, big sweet malt, a touch of malty tartness. Big warm boozy finish with a bunch more toasty malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2010
Hopefully this is the right beer. I was told this was there Dopplebock aged in 18yr Elysian Craig barrels. Ruby to brown pour w/ a small tan head and good lacing. Full well coated pal. Aroma is hard to distinguish very sweet aroma touch of light smokiness and definite plays from the barrel. Great flavor sweet dopple plus vanilla and light butter and bourbon. Smooth & amazingly balanced w/ a hint of alcohol in the finihs. An AMAZING dopple

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2010
On tap at GI Cly. Pours an amber brown with a thin white head. Red fruits malt toasted and sweet touch of alcohol. Cramy sweet and boozy flavors. Thin fruit and chocolate flavors with that alcohol in the finish. Decent but this beer was never meant to withstand a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Sampled after a tour at Clybourn. Fruity ester aroma and flavor up front and finishes slightly bitter... it was hard to judge b/c I had the Dublin Dry Stout right before it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Lightly hazed mahogany color with a small small bubbled off-white head. Scents of bourbon, oak, light vanilla and medicinal undertones in the scents. Start is sweet with lots of malt goodness. Alcohol, bourbon and medicine break in and disrupt things a bit in the middle and into the finish. Fairly hot and a bit too much alcohol in the flavors distract.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2008
on tap at GI Clybourn....dark cola brown pour with medium brown edges and a wispy off-white head....an abundance of bourbon and toffee in the nose. generally sweet druits and malts....for only aging in the barrel for 4 months, this one has a lot of BA flavors. significat bourbon almost suffocating the resemblence of the underlying base beer. semi-hot and boozy followthrough. caramel throughout and more dark fruits. i generally enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pour is lightly hazed ruby mahogany with a thin almost nonexistent head...smell has some wood to it and some vanilla but lots of alcohol...taste is sweet and caramelly for a second, then sitcky chewy vanilla bourbon sweet with a woody bitterness finishing it out...the wood really adds a character that doesn’t belong for this style...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
pours very deep brown, no head. whiff od bourbon and some weird sweetness i couldn’t put my finger on. i got some bitterness and warmth from the bourbon, and that sweetness was there too. there was also something sour in the finish. i’m glad i tried this doppelbock, because i am not aq fan of the stle, but this was a bit better than i expected.

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