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Goose Island Bourbon Imperial Brown Goose (Bottled)

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottles for this are listed as Imperial Brown Goose but are the Bourbon Imperial Brown Goose

Please note that this is a Fulton creation of a blend of 2 Christmas ales aged in a bourbon barrel. The label calls it Imperial Brown Goose. Current version for Michael Jackson’s Rare Beer Club is 8% and spent 9 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
75 cL bottle thanks to henrikb. Pours dark brown/amber with a light off-white head. Malty aroma with a hoppy whiff. Somewhat chemical alcohol aroma, bourbon I guess I should call it. Flavour is dark malty, alcohol and liqourice. Dry flavour. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Bottled. A hazy red-brown beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of straw, fruit, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with a thick malt presence and notes of nuts, straw, and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2007 (Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of henrikb. Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Distinct bourbon aroma. Medium body with a soft mouthfeel, lightly sweet caramel and again these distinct and wonderful bourbon notes. Dry finish with a subdued bitterness. Excellent. 070907

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle. Hazy brown coloured with a beige ehad. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and dried fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, vanilla, dried fruits and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12373) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
2009 bottle. Cloudy brown with not much head. The aroma is rich, malty, oxidized with hints of sherry and some light nuts. Sweet, brown sugary with stickiness and not much more than light toastiness. Maybe some tart barrelly notes and light alcohol in this. Ok, but it is not knocking me out.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2009
(750ml bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a dark brown body with a tall tan head. Aroma of strong bourbon, oak, toffee, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, and banana. Flavor of bourbon, toasted grain, cola, vanilla, and toffee with a dry oak finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2008
(750ml bottle, thanks General_Gao) Medium beige head atop clear mahogany body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some vanilla/Bourbon, light chocolate. Effervescent medium-full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Bierkraft 22oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT Thanks Markwise-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is bourbon, medium malt-caramel. Taste is bourbon, sweet medium malt-caramel, secondary earthy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/18/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark brown with ruby edges, pours with a big beige head that settles down into a fine whispy head, good lace, sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma, very creamy body, rich chocolate flavor, nice sweet bourbon character, lots of vanilla, hot alcohol fumes come and go, light bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10792) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
A: The pour is a darkish amber color with a moderate off-white head. S: There is a nice bourbon and booze note to the beer, but it’s not overwhelming at all. A nice vanilla and almost honey like aroma on top of a bit of malt. T: A bit of oxidation on this one--mild stale brown sugar taste. Certainly some bourbon and vanilla, along with a nice malty sweetness throughout. M: Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. D: A very nice beer. The bourbon and barrel contributions are there but not overwhelming nor too subtle. Nicely done all around.


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