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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
medium brown large white head. nose of brett with some oak. flavor vinous with brett sourness muted by the vanilla from the oak. little residual sweetness. overall a sour that has muted sour component and complexity from the oak, instead of a subtle enhancement

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2011
On tap at ChurchKey. Pours a clear ruby orange color. Thin white head that leaves a persistent ring. Strong aroma of oak and sherry. Flavor is delicious. Lots of tart fruit, oak, whiskey and smoky roasted malt notes. Slight alcohol burn and nice clean finish. Outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CLevar (377) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Tap at Stubs. From Notes. A slightly hazy red copper pour with brown highlights. Minimal head, decent lacing. Aroma is lots of bourbon, vanilla, some light hops. Slightly tart, a bit of barnyard funk and a bit of white fruit as well. Pretty nice, but too much bourbon to muddle the other aromas. Bourbon is also overpowering on the tongue. Slightly tart, funk is trying to push through. A bit of spice, some grape skins. Mouthfeel is dry. Just an OK beer. I see what they were trying to do, and I like the idea, but there is just too much bourbon for this to work for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2011
On tap at the Blind Pig Brewery in Champaign, IL. A bit different than your average sour, but the bourbon wood and sour here play off each other very well to produce a complex, though nicely drinkable ale. Wispy cloud-like white head, and a light ring of retention on the pour. Also, a medium bodied appearance, and deep red-amber in color. Vinegar and wood start off prominently in the nose, but this mellows out into a nice array of a subtle notes of mixed, not-overly-sweet dark fruits, fig, light sour pears, and a heavier nut of pecan and walnut. Outstanding aromatics, though these don’t necessarily play along with the flavor notes. Not in a bad way at all though. Light oils in the body, and a well balanced slightly sour, slightly funky, slightly vinegary, slightly hoppy feel. Wood plays a major a role, along with nice, mixed, though subtle fruits which add an interesting complexity that is hard to describe. Minor citrus bitter to balance out a lightly sour, fruity with melon and berry, finish. This really hit me the right way. Very nice work GI.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Amber with good, decent, white head / Delicate nose of cedar closet, caramel, and sour cherries / Medium body, creamy and fat with low carbonation, lightly sour and sweet, with good balance and finish / Flavors of cedar closet, sour cherries, caramel, and coconut / On the simple and young side. Question the notion of pairing bourbon barrels with a delicate sour ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Copper bronze pour. Maple syrup, wine driven tartness, acidic vinegar, apple juice, bourbon in a quite active aroma. Taste is bourbon, underlaying acidic tartness. Bourbon had definately calmed since first time i rated. Would like to try a non bourbon version to compare. Anyway an interesting beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
(32oz growler courtesy of cosmicevan!). Pours crystal orange with thin white head. Some sour and sweetness from the bourbon. It’s got some sour, but the bourbon does not overpower the beer. Thin texture and smooth finish. Pretty good. Very glad I got to try this. Huge thanks to cosmicevan for this

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8559) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Growler from dcschiller. Very rich amber pour, off white head. Aroma has some balsamic, light bourbon, oak, tart cherries. Flavor has light barrel notes, tartness, balsamic vinegar, oak...good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3220) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
(beer tasting @ Monty’s Krown - Rochester, NY: Growler) Copper pour with a mild head and very mild carbonation. Semi-sweet and tart aroma of cherries and some dark fruits. Very wonderful smell. Nice and tart flavor. Beautiful tart and sour combination with a mild bourbon flavor coming forward. The sourness is a little mild but still is enough to really give you that feeling that you’re having a nice wild ale. Smooth and lightly sweet and tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1769) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Draft at double windsor in brooklyn. Deep read color, no head. Smells of bourbon, cherries and scotch. Taste is a mild tart with a hint of booze. Not overly sour or sweet. Tastes a litlle watered down. I love how goose island is experimenting with this style and each one differs from each other. This is not my favorite of them though.


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