Goose Island Symposium Barleywine
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Base Barleywine that helped to compose the Symbosium Heartwood blend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at Clybourn. Pours a red brown with a beige head. Rich fruits of dough, brown sugar, and cherries. Nice balance of fruit and dough. Dry fruit cherries earthy sweet and bitter. Really solid keep brewing this one. 9/4/8/4/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2010
On tap at Clybourn location: Pours a rich copper amber with a stringy-lacing light tan head. Has a sweet caramely malty nose with lots of fresh piny hops. Starts with good rich toasty caramel malty sweetness and good fresh resiny citrus hop flavor and bitter balance along with light fruity complexity before a bittersweet finish. An authentic and enjoyable barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Served in snifter at Clybourn. Pours hazy brown with small tan head. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, dark fruits, some hops, and light citrus. Flavors of dark fruits, earthy hops, sweet caramel and toffee, sweet malts, and nice alcohol warmth. Nice full mouthfeel. Nice little sipper. Little steep at $10 for small pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2010
@CBCon tap-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is resin, dark malt-caramel. Taste is resin, dark malt-caramel, secondary earthy hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Symposium barleywine... Pours a murky and muddled caramel brown with a thin wispy light khaki off-white head... Dark fruit, prunes, and raisins with more subtle caramel... Malt forward with dark fruit and sweet caramel. Thick sticky syrupy mouthfeel that initially wasnt too appealing but opened up and became more revealing as it warmed. Some faint bittering towards the end which added an extra dimension. Nice break away from the norm of extremely hopped up barleywines. 7/3/8/4/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
draft at cly, pours murky bronze with white head. nose has sweet citrus melon. flavors are caramelly, sweet malts are checked by a big citrusy hop bitterness. really nice smooth brew that could be nice with some oxidation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1552) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2010
On Tap at GI Clybourn. Pour is a murky brown with a thin ring of tan head. Also quite cold. Aroma is very malty, almost worty. As it warms, light caramel and light fruit also become more apparent. Flavor is also notably malty with light fruit and bubblegum-like notes. Only enough hops to balance the malt out. I really liked it.

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