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Goose Island Dominique
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Belgian Sour Ale aged in Goose Island Bourbon County Stout barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Draught at Rattle’N’Hum, New York. Cloudy golden/amber - white head. Light sourish notes, oxidation, wooden notes, green nuts, nice light acid, light grapes, apples, sweetness, green apples. Nice complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2012
On draft pour. Apricot color. Light to no head. Nice funk. Smooth. A little rough at the end. Refreshing.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 1/4/2011. Served on tap at Fountainhead in an oversized wine glass. Dominique pours a transparent cherry amber color with a small floating white cap that manages to retain nicely and leave a few specks of lace on the glass. Sweet and tart cherries pop into my nose at first, then Belgian yeast spiciness, Brett, and the BCS barrels in the back - bourbon, oak, and viscous stout lurking. The first sip of this beer was one of the best I have had, the flavors somehow just compliment each other so well. Cherry, sweet but mostly tart, along with tart apple leads the pale malt into the spicy yeast. A little bit of funk and mild alcohol, then a little bourbon, oak, and a miniature version of all of the BCS flavors - smoke, caramel, coffee, and vanilla. The vanilla is what really ties the flavor in with the base beer. Smooth, tart, fruity, moderately dry, and a bit creamy toward the end. A bit sticky on the lips. Just an awesome beer. I really enjoyed the complexity and could drink this all night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2012
goose island dominique mild hazy minimal head. aroma of skunky funk and big tartness. sour and great. flavor is similar with some malt from the bcs barrels and some cheese rind. very nice. 848416

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Swing-top growler shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours orange amber with a thin foamy white head. Light peppery funk with a bit of milky toffee sweetness. Sweet with just a bit of oaky sharpness. Taste is light sweet malt--really smooth, with just a bit of citrusy tartness on the finish and a bit of sharp oakiness. Got better as it warmed up, but it’s sweet enough where drinking a lot of this would be tough. Light, feathery carbonation--really fluffs up in the mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4126) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Draft at Dexters. Unfiltered orange-brown-tan. Thin, oily head. Bourbon and sour combine leaving an awkward white wine flavor. Malt backbone smooths it out a touch. No hop tones apparent. Drinkable, but below par for a sour. OK at best.... Rerate..from a half growler...comes off a lot more balanced..nice sour nuances..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
on tap at hill farmstead harvest festival. orange-pinkish with a nice white head, some retention. nose of bourbon and tart notes, cherries and tropicalness. taste is lightly tart - lacking to my sense, oak, vanilla-layered and tart fruits. lively, light to medium body, short herbal finish. still a nice effort.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2011
On draft at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival. I really enjoyed this one. The bourbon was very present but not overly so. The flavors were all there with light tartness and nice herbal spicyness and a finish of vanilla and bourbon from the barrels. Tasty and very unique.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Goose island bourbon county really shines, tastes saisony, sour is slightly muted awesome brew

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 Re-rate: 2009 vintage at New Bohemia Mnpls- Goose Island tap takeover. wonderful sour aroma. both sweet and sour. Dark hazy gold with nice lace. Phenomenal. 9/29/11- Draft at MacKenzie, Mnpls. Honestly can’t remember a sour brew with more richness and complexity than this. Oak aged quality contributes nicely. Love it! 7, 3, 9, 5, 18


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