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Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatmiser
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Aged over 18 months in Elijah Craig barrels.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2010
On tap at Clybourn location: Pours a clear copper orange with a thin ring of white bubbles. Has a big bourbon woody oak aroma with some light cardboard, caramel, and vanilla notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and light caramely sweet wheat with a touch of oxidation and big bourbon oaky flavor before a drier, woody, slightly warming finish. The barrel seems to dominate here and there’s a little too much oxidation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2010
When the beer is slightly chilled, it has some nice fruity tastes, touches of vanilla, oak, and even the hint that this is a wheat beer. Unfortunately with warmth it becomes really bourbon-heavy, corn sweetness dominating and making other elements of the beer less noticeable. I dunno what to say, I’d like to try this beer in a better environment than a bar to see what I think of the overall flavor profile but life is life. And at 10 bucks a snifter, I would never consider revisiting it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1080) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2010
On tap at the Clybourn pub. Pours cloudy orange gold in a snifter. Aroma is sugary wheat. Flavor is surprisingly similar to a breakfast cereal, maybe Corn Pops or something. Wheat and sweet. Not bad necessarily, but striking in its similarity. Hints of bourbon come through stronger as I drink more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Draft at the Goose Island’s Clybourn location. Pour is a cloudy brownish orange. Taste is bready, vanilla, bourbon notes. Silky smooth. By far my favorite of the night. However, tastes a bit young & could use a bit more time in the barrels.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
draft @ GI Clybourn. Amber orange pour. Caramel malts, bourbon, oak with light vanilla in the aroma. Taste was rich maltiness, oaky bourbon, nice alcohol burn, balanced but still pretty intense. Nice offering from Goose Island

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1837) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Tasted on draft at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Aromas of caramel malt, sour fruit, and lots of oak. The flavors are slightly sweet up front with caramel malts, and it is very oaky. The bitter hops come through on the mid-palate and the back of the palate. The body is full with medium carbonation and a sweet and oaky finish. Overall, this is a very good beer that, I think, requires some more aging time for the oak and alcohol to integrate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn 7/20/09. Pours extremely dark orange-brown. Bubbly cream head. Super malty bourbon aroma of oak and vanilla with a hint of alcohol on the nose. Sweet up front, only a hint of alcohol flavor. Then a mild funky sour whiskey finish. A bit syrupy. Really unique beer that I was lucky to try.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2009
On tap at Clybourn. Pour is cloudy ruby red with a thick and creamy head. Aroma is bourbon, toffee, plums, dried fruits, vanilla, and faint coconut. Flavor is very creamy and smooth. Vanilla and toffee dominate at first. Then hints of fruity sweetness and more vanilla interject. Finish is lasting with notes of coconut, vanilla, bourbon, and slightly hoppy dryness. This beer was amazing as far as Im concerned. I do not know how many batches there have been, but what I just drank was ridiculous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3274) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2009
On tap and GI Clybourn. Dark brownish red with an egg shell head. Aroma of bourbon, candied fruit, caramel. Flavor is a sweet bourbon fruit explosion. Thick, chewy, mothfeel with light carbonation. Some alcohol in the finish. enjoyed sipping on this one for a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn, served in a snifter. Ruddy brown pour with some orange highlights and a thin head of lasting beige foam. Decent lace. The aroma had thick, heavily bourbonized caramel. Wow! Also some caramel-covered apples and light pear. The flavor had strong caramel and vanilla followed by fruit skins and a shot of bourbon. Really heavy on the caramel and vanilla, but not overly sweet. Mildly alcoholic. Full-bodied with minimal carbonation. Good stuff!


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