Goose Island Dominique
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RATINGS: 129   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft at Churchkey, courtesy of Greg - thank you sir! Bright amber color, scant head. Aroma of whiskey. Taste is boozy caramel, oak, wood. Not much evidence of brett, but nicely complex, good character. Would like to see what happens if the brett is given more time to work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14305) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Tap at The Pony Bar, NYC. Pours clear gold with a soft, white head. Sour fruit nose. Very, very sweet flavor, cherry liquor, candied fruits, medium and understated tartness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Big warming finish, some bread, sugary fruits, alcohol, light sourness. A little boozy at points but otherwise very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/cherry, some Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, sour cherry, Bourbon, some orange. Medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Growler shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, bourbon and vanilla woody aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
An amber ale with a thin creamy off white head. A classy sour ale aroma, with ground cherries, epsom salts, horseblanket. In mouth, a smooth sweet berry malts with light lemony wedges, light buttery notes, a bit too sweet. On tap at Sunset Grill, Jan. 16 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10202) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap @ Happy Gnome. Red orange appearance with an orangish white head. Wild, sour, red fruity, bourbon, and some dark malts in the nose. Slightly sour, wild Belgian ale flavor with sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, and even a hint of the stout remains. Very complex and mostly tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2011 Tap at Churchkey. Wow- I’ve been wanting to try this for so long and had some high hopes. The pour is much lighter than expected- a clear, fire ruby to amber with a fairly sticky, lacing, yellow head. Pretty giant lacework for a sour beer. Low carbonation. The aroma is outstanding: mouthwatering Flemish red notes of cherries, vinegar, red wine reduction, butter, wet oak, spicy sourness, and not totally dominated by the BCS barrel’s buttery bourbon. Taste, however, is all bourbon forward with more of a watered down Jack Daniels character than Flemish red. There is lemon ice tea in there, spices, sharp tartness, but no real full sourness or Flemish red lactic or even acetic qualities. It comes across more as watered down Jack Daniels with iced tea. Pretty disappointing. I think the real problem here is that the base beer is not rich enough. In fact, I had originally assumed the beer would be nearly black instead of amber. I think this is a great place to do something akin to Struise Earthmonk or New Belgium La Folie. 8/4/6/4/14=3.6 2/9/2011

Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Maybe a better keg or just better glassware, but the nose on this pour is incredible- much more sour heavy, very funky, white grape vinous, lactic acid qualities, and buttery bourbon very present but not taking control of the aroma. Taste is more lactic forward, bourbon adding warmth, butter, oil, and body but not taking away from the slick sourness. Super easy to enjoy, very sour and funky, but beautiful. What an odd combo but what an achievement! Yum! 8/4/8/4/16=4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9062) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Had it on tap at the brewpub, smells amazing, the flavor is a bit muddled, it is mildly sour, not too much bourbon, but it was pretty good. It will probably be bottled soon and be some kind of whale. It is nice to have it when there isn’t as much hype surrounding it.

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