Goose Island Dominique
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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Belgian Sour Ale aged in Goose Island Bourbon County Stout barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5500) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Pours red-tinged gold into a snifter. Tight white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Oak and sour cherry aromas. Sour pit fruit upfront turning to slight chocolate in the lasting oak finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (848) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Really interesting beer. Sour notes combined with spicy Belgian phenolics. Oak comes in but does not overpower anything. Truly unique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Aroma of tart apple, sour cherry and chocolate bourbon fudge; the sour ale being most dominant. Appearance is amber tinted gold with creamy head. Flavor matches the nose overall, with an emphasis on tartness up front; the finish was sour. As the beer warmed, I noticed a slight alcohol presence, and a dissipation of the chocolate flavors, but a more pronounced bourbon note. The palate was creamy with a more bubbly finish. Very creative and flavorful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
On tap at Dexters in Madison, WI, poured into a large snifter, pours a clear copper with a thin head, aroma is of sour fruit with funk, the bourbon really comes through as it warmed more, the flavor starts off with sour cherries and finishes more with the bourbon, overall this is a different take on a sour ale, I wished it was more sour on the finish but I still enjoyed this very much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tap at Chappy’s. Beautiful reddish amber color, tiny off-white head. Aroma of tart dark fruit, vanilla, sour, and a certain almost burnt sugar quality, maybe the bourbon. Very complex, not your average sour. It like there is a constant battle in your mouth between the fruit-sour cherries and the bourbon influence-oak, must, vanilla, with the lingering sourness tying it all together. A wonderful blend of sweet vs dry mixed with the tart and sour. This beer exceeded every expectation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap: The aroma consists of light sour cherry along with hints of maple syrup and bourbon from the BCS barrels. It’s a transparent brownish-orange with a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tart cherry and caramel. The finish has some light vanilla with a hint of bourbon. Light bodied with minimal carbonation that leaves the mouthfeel a bit watery at times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2011 Growler. Clear gold pour with a minimal head. Sour cherry nose. Cherry, oak, and bourbon on flavor. Somewhat dry. Very tasty - someone told me this was a botched batch of Matilda that they aged. Not sure if that is true, but if so, nice save!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2011
On tap at Firkin in Libertyville, IL. Pours a mostly clear, amber-bronze colored body with a finger-width, very dense and foamy, egg-shell white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma has lots of floral fruits and a distinct, but never over-powering bourbon. Sweeter cherries with a moderate tartness, tangy orange citruses, and white grapes. Sweeter caramel lurks behind the fruits along with some chewy, wet grains and vanilla-wood. Flavor is similar. Smooth bourbon that again never dominates along with plenty of fruits and a moderate sourness. Sweet cherries, oranges, and white grapes again along with some apricot and raisin. Light caramel malt sweetness provides a nice balance. Some wood and a light vanilla comes out towards the end as the bourbon stays even and the fruits, sourness, and soft malts blend together nicely. Finishes smooth and dry with a light, woody tartness and a soft maltiness. A light alcohol warmth before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, very smooth and soft body with a moderately fizzy, but gentle carbonation. Overall, a really well made beer. Fruity with a very pleasant sourness that never gets out of hand, which I tend to like more than the puckering sours. Solid, soft maltiness to balance along with a very even, yet distinct bourbon backing. This was pretty impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
On tap at Bad Apple. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of tart fruit and bourbon, kind of bizarre. Kind of off putting at first a sour citrus that leads into a woody bourbon finish. Odd pairing that started to grow on me throughout the 12oz pour. A hint of vanilla to tie the tartness and bourbon together. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
On tap at Bodega. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, caramel and some acidic tartness. Sour fruit flavor up front, giving way to caramel and a bourbon oak finish.

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