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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye Barrel

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye Barrel
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Bourbon County Stout aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey barrels


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Aroma of chocolate and whiskey. Flavor is perfectly balanced. Whiskey is faded and the chocolate comes through. Pours black with a tan head. My God is this beer perfect

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3266) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Growler shared by Randall. Dark brown pour with no head. It’s a less carbonated, because it was a hand filled, version of BCBS with hints of Rye spiciness. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1040) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
16 oz. growler. Black body with no head. Smells of whiskey, brown sugar, and fudgy chocolate. Boozy. Tastes much like regular bourbon county up front. Whiskey and sweet chocolate. Boozy. The rye whiskey makes itself a little more apparent with a slight spice that lingers in the finish. Nutty malts and very sweet. Heavy. No carbonation, because of the source of the growler. Doesn’t detract, though. Tingly alcohol. Very similar to regular Bourbon County. Just a bit different.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5550) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Keg at White Horse, Parson’s Green as ’Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye Barrel’. Barman says it’s the Templeton Rye version - only one keg in Europe. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is spicy, chocolate, dates. Body is smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is spicy up front, chocolate, earthy, meaty bourbon, rye bread, a little lactic, creamed coconut, a little floral dimension. Definitely more spicy than the usual version. Pretty meaty sweet and a touch hot. Took me 40 minutes to finish a half of this one. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
Sample. No head or carbonation. Clear black pour. Subtle whiskey notes. Lovely

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
Near black with a small beige head. Aroma of rye whiskey, oak, vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, toffee and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with a big thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (11784) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Keg at White Horse, SW6. It pours jet black with a decent tan head. The aroma is rich, decadent, juicy, vanilla, nougat, honeycomb, Eccles cake, fruit cake, plum, date and fruit cake. The taste is rich, deep roasted malts, earthy, charcoal, vanilla, toasted coconut, rich coffee, slick, boosty alcohol, umami, dark chocolate, rocky road, light spice, umami and some spicy whisky with a rich, warming finish. Massive full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth-feel. Rich and decadent. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heather_B (246) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2015
On draft at Rare Day 2015. Smell is slight vanilla/cinnamon notes but mostly whiskey overpowering the rest. Dark brown with brown caramel head. Flavor is so hard to distinguish after so much BCS. This has a notable burn at the finish but is initially smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Poured at 312 Block Party. Poured black with tan head. Aroma sweet bourbon vanilla some light char. Light carb thick bod. Tastes sweet with a deep woody char bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed at the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 08. The pour is dark black with a dark khaki cap of head and no lace to be found. The aroma is spicy. No doubt from the rye, but it was surprising, nonetheless. There is the typical BCBS flavors but the rye adds a little spicy kick that I wasn’t expecting. It does draw way from the regular notes of chewy molasses, a great vanilla, strong dark fruits and a great oak. The flavor is the same. Good, creamy, but strangely spicy. It’s just like the regular BCBS with a spice in the aroma and the flavor that takes a little away from the brilliance that it could be. The mouth feel is excellent, as expected, with a good carbonation, thick and delightful. The finish is spicy rye and it is a little deterrent when comparted to the regular. Great beer though.


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