Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev) Reviews


Scopey
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014 4.2
Bottle shared at Craig’s place. It pours jet black with a small, but sturdy tan head. The nose is rather soft, sweet, mellow, juicy, nice coconut character, spice, whiskey and dark chocolate bounty bar. The taste is soft, juicy, oily, slick, a good hit of dark chocolate, plenty of coconut, bounty bar car throughout and some warming alcohol through the finish. Full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth-feel. If you like the chocolate-coconut combo and getting boosted this is for you.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

smith4498
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye Barrel 3.9
Bottle shared by Tony at the 2016 New Year’s Christmas Tree Bonfire. Pours black with brown head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Similar flavors. Full body with minimal carbonation. Good stuff.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

rikstar
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale 3
0,33l fles gedeeld bij de klinker. Goudgeel met een witte kraag. Te weinig schuim. Geur en smaak duidelijk tarwe met citroen. Wel wat vlak en waterig.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

greenmanalishi
Goose Island Honkers Ale 2.8
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

mrjaxson
Goose Island Fulton St. Blend Coffee Ale 3.5
If there’s a blond ale hiding in here, good luck finding it. This is a coffee bomb with hints of wet leaves in the aroma along with the coffee. The taste is a light coffee brightness (dig around a bit online and its revealed this includes a blend of Colombian and Rwandan coffees -- both typically light and bright) and a smooth, mildly bitter finish. I like coffee so I like this beer.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Biroholik
Goose Island Goose IPA 3.7
Kolor: Pomarańczowy. Piwo jest w 100% klarowne.
Piana: Drobno pęcherzykowa, ciemno biała. Warstewka długo się utrzymuje i bardzo ładnie zdobi ścianki szkla. Bardzo fajnie zaznacza każdy łyk.
Zapach: Niesamowity, głęboki i niezapomniany aromat igiełek sosnowych. Bardzo dominujący żywiczny zapach przykrywający nawet owocową woń. Czuć też również herbatę i lekki karmel.
Smak: W smaku nuty żywiczne połączone z grejpfrutową owocowością oraz skórką pomarańczy. Piwo ma także herbaciano-ziołowy profil. Prócz tego można w nim znaleźć trochę karmelu i trawiastych akcentów. Goryczka jest solidna i dość długa. Finisz wyrażnie ziołowy z delikatnym grejpfrutem. Odczucie w ustach średniopełne. Bardzo dobrze zbalansowane piwo.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Podsumowanie:
Goose Island IPA to jedno z najbardziej rozpoznawalnych i znanych IPA na świecie. Sam browar to potęga! Wystarczy spojrzeć na ich profil na FB - 538 tys. polubień na FB! Mało który browar w Europie może się poszczycić taką liczbą. Browar ma siedzibę w Chicago. Bardzo dobre piwo. Tym różni się od innych IPA, że w aromacie można w nim wyczuć przede wszystkim nuty żywiczne, a dopiero w drugiej kolejności czuć owoce cytrusowe. Profil piwa jest również dość oryginalny: są tutaj zioła, lekka trawiastość oraz herbaciane nuty (w klimacie Earl Grey). "Gąska" jest idealnie zbalansowana i przede wszystkim smaczna.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

VastActiv
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 3.9
Tap at Rattle and Hum, New York. Colour is slightly reddish black with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, vineous elements, some hints of berries and some malts. This is really slow sipper.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

GenDV138
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2015 4.5
2 oz bottle pour at Meridian Pint. Black with minimal head if any. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, spices, subtle hot peppers, vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, maple syrup, bourbon, spices. Full body with a dry finish. Fantastic though it doesn’t quite top the previous two years with the coconut flavors.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

jackl
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2014 4
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Deep brown with a small head. Viscous, oily-looking stuff. Nose is very similar to a Mounds Bar. Plenty of toasted shredded coconut. Sweet milk chocolate. A bit of spicy cinnamon and mild roast coffee. Flavor is sweet, rich and hot. Sweet vanilla and chocolate. Mellow coconut. Spicy finish. Decadently oily body. Smooth and harmonious. Certainly one of the better BCBS variants I’ve had.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Ron
Goose Island Winter Ale 3.2
On tap at the Old Toad. Poured a dark mahogany with a one finger head. Aromas of caramel malt and nut. Taste is creamy and sweet with hints of malt caramel and a balanced bitterness
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

KyotoLefty
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2015 4
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Nose is coffee, vanilla, cinnamon. Flat, black, cloudy. Sweet and spicy flavor, cinnamon, nuts, maple and pecan, peppery finish. Great.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

csaso
Goose Island Winter Ale 3.6
Bottle - good size foamy head, beautiful dark Amber color, nice toasty may aroma and flavor, mild nuttiness, fair earthy hop balance, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, February 08, 2016

csaso
Goose Island Festivity Brown Ale 3.4
Bottle - average size tan head, very dark brown/Amber color, big nutty malty aroma and flavor, some mild fruity notes in there, full bodied finish, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, February 08, 2016

superspak
Goose Island Rasselbock 3.9
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/19/2016. Pours hazy ruby red/brownish color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, lightly spicy rye, banana, clove, orange peel, apple, light dark fruit/nuttiness, herbal, and and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, lightly spicy rye, banana, clove, orange peel, apple, light dark fruit/nuttiness, herbal, and and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness/rye spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, lightly spicy rye, banana, clove, orange peel, apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light dryness from yeast and rye spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice roggenbier style! All around good complexly, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. The rye character was smoother than I expected, but this definitely still had a lot of rye malt in the flavors. A very enjoyable offering.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Yased
Goose Island Sofie 4.2
De Cerveceria Goose Island(E.U.A) "Sofie" una Belgian Farm House o estilo Saison según a quien se le pregunte. Este estilo es originario de los graneros franceses y belgas, se caracteriza por utilizar diversas maltas según sea la producción de temporada va desde maíz, centeno, avena o trigo, tienden a suplantar el sabor y carácter del lúpulo con hierbas aromáticas de todo tipo y son fermentadas con una levadura belga bastante agresiva en el sabor. Esta es una cerveza de baja retención de espuma brillante, de perlas medianas, corona ligera, poca actividad de carbonatación pero un muy buen lazo que se va impregnando en el vaso, un color amarillo brillante de cuerpo medio a ligero. Sofie muestra un aroma cítrico, cascara de naranja y un toque agrio, secundariamente se libera un olor a grano de malta, no detecto si cuenta con adjuntos por las notas de especiado de la levadura, olor a fruta fermentada parecido a la sidra. Ya en el paladar la primer nota es un sabor ácido y agrio, sabor a cascara de naranja, especiado a pimienta, discreto olor a azucar y frutas, el final es ligeramente seco lo que la hace bastante refrescante. Contiene 6.5% de alcohol, si no se conoce este estilo se podría pensar que tiene diferentes faltas sin embargo todos estos tonos, sabores y especias se permiten en las Farm House.
Monday, February 08, 2016

altonbrownd
Goose Island Winter Ale 3.4
Bottle from Cork 57. Nice dark brown body with big head. NOse is nutty and malty and caramel. Taste also quite roasty and caramel. Chocolate in there. Quite a nice palate.
Monday, February 08, 2016

MadIndian
Goose Island A Real Nice Surprise 3.4
On tap at The Beer Store in Phila. Nice notes of roasted malts, hints of vanilla, brandy and cocoa. Body was a tad thin, but overall pretty solid. 98 beers to go until retirement!!!!
Monday, February 08, 2016

dukeandduke
Goose Island Halia 3.3
2/7/16 Chicago (10 oz $6 cask pour into plastic cup at Goose Island Tap Room). Clear light golden hue, light carbonation, medium puffy white head, generous lacing. Peaches predominate aroma, yeasty and citrus scent as well. Mild sour taste, peaches clear standout with citrus and other vague sweet fruits I couldn’t pin down. Very thin texture, no carbonation, very easy going down, somewhat like a beer left out. Overall good offering.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

dukeandduke
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Koval Lion’s Pride Oat Whiskey Barrel 4.1
Chicago 2/7/16 ($7 6 oz pour into taster glass at Goose Island Tap Room). Pitch black pour with hint of tan. Minimal tan head and lacing, no carbonation. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malts, sharp whiskey and dark chocolate. Very smooth taste of whiskey, malt, dark chocolate and oak, easy drinking and going down, less harsh of a kick as one would expect from a high ABV offering. No carbonation, a bit thicker than other Bourbon County offerings though smooth and dry. Overall best tasting on this day, hope to come across offering or a new batch of this down the road.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Slipstream
Goose Island A Real Nice Surprise 2.2
On draft at Capone’s. A porter aged in rum, bourbon, and brandy barrels. Why go to all that trouble for something that doesn’t taste that great? Fairly light and smooth, a little rum and coke sweetness. A letdown
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Steverus0
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 4.2
Roasted coffee and bourbon notes waft from this obsidian beauty, which seems like the reason for Spiegelau's stout glass to exist. Rich mouthfeel, as light bubbliness plays out caramels to match the velvet burn. This is an amazing beer, well suited to lovers of Founder's seminal Breakfast Stout or Firestone Walker's Velvet Merlin. It's not a revelation, it's just good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 07, 2016

altonbrownd
Goose Island Experimental Ale - Winter 2015 3.4
Bottle from Cork 57. Bold amber body with thin head. Nose is sweet, malty, sour, spicy. Taste is nice and toasty of malts and caramel. Quite smooth and creamy. Well done.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

hopbag
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 3.8
Thick mouthfeel. Motor oil flow with brown head. Burnt sugar aroma. Doesn’t come off as overly sweet. Not boozy at all. Trail is raspberry and dark fruit. That said, I read some of this batch was contaminated, and I may be getting some of that -- maybe some rubber cement.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

dukeandduke
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietor’s 2015 4.1
Chicago 2/7/16 6 oz $7 draft pour into taster glass at Goose Island Tap Room. Pitch black pour, with red tint. Sweet maple aroma balanced by hint of pepper. Sweet roast malt, bourbon and maple predominant taste. Texture smooth, clean thin. Anticipating something special, but this was pretty much a sweet version of regular bourbon county. Wish the pepper was stronger. Thant said, I’m glad I stopped at the Tap Room Super Beer Sunday.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

jrallen34
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015 4.3
When this first came it out it was a hot mess that wasn’t any better than regular bcs. After just having a bottle last week, it is starting to come into its own. It is still very bourbon forward but has softened to show off nice vanilla tones. Supremely drinkable. This is going to continue to develop nicely for some time.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

kingaugusta
Goose Island Goose IPA 3
Pours clear copper with a fine white head. Nose is tame and typical IPA. Flavor profile is also very standard for the style with a touch of earthy tones on the back. Finish is quick and clean. Drinkable but unremarkable.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

jandd1983
Goose Island Rasselbock 3.1
Bottle. It poured a cloudy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of bread, malts and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, rye, caramel and wheat. Very nice.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

androman
Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale 2.4
12fl oz bottle at home from local supermarket, Maarssen. Nose is lagerish malty. Body is clear pale golden, head is medium, off-white, fizzy, average lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is floral, malt. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is medium lasting hoppy medium bittersweet. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, simple, not bad but quite boring.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Xevious
Goose Island Goose IPA 3.6
An excellent example of a IPA. Pours a light gold with a head with some staying power. Smells of pine and grass, maybe a lemon. Straight up hop flower taste with a bitter finish. Downer is that it’s hard to find here.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

shigadeyo
Goose Island Rasselbock 4.1
Fantastic, enticing aroma of deeply caramelized malt, pink peppercorn, dried fruits and leather, caramelized banana, a hint of clove, and a wisp of smoke; ruddy red-brown color with a lasting beige-colored crown, nice little pillars of carbonation bubbles; rich and caramely without being too heavy; spicy rye and underlying banana and clove, spicy pepper throughout and a good bite of bitterness in the smoky finish; medium to medium-full body, smooth and slightly creamy and chewy; damn, they really nailed this beer and it’s a really fantastic beer that complex, unique, and down right DELICIOUS! What an amazing combination of styles. I’ll be raiding the grocery store later to stock up for the coming cold weeks!
Sunday, February 07, 2016

JJMBeer
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel 4
This beer has peaked and has started to fade a little. Less Jammy than in the past, and transitioning towards the stout characteristics. Probably my least favorite of the variants.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

zebra
Goose Island Feelin Randy 4.5
5th of "flight" of 5 @ fulton st. very dark but clear violet, in fact smooth and rich, nicely balanced.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

zebra
Goose Island Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch 4.3
4th of "flight" of 5 @ fulton st. on cask. murky reddish caramel toffee color, sweet malty nose, perfectly balanced, inspired, only medium body, buttery in good way.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

zebra
Goose Island Shenanigans 3
3rd of "flight" of 5 @ fulton st. horrible murky brown color, let’s not go there, boozy sweet nose, intense sweetness, couldn’t get any butterscotch, interesting idea, though.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

zebra
Goose Island A Nü Start 3.5
1st of "flight" of 5 @ fulton st. hazy light yellow color, fruity nose, did get apricots, hefe.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Gespuccian
Goose Island Goose IPA 3.8
Just a solid IPA. Full mouth feel, piney aromas. Nice resin and citrus - maybe grapefruit on the palate. Crisp, hoppy finish. A very good single IPA. Goes splendidly with a grill and a hot day, and the one good thing about ABInbev is that I found this in Mexico on vacation.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Theydon_Bois
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015 3.9
Bottle split in City Beer, SF, massive thanks to Homer321 for plucking this juan from the shelves - came in a wooden box and shit !, 28/01/16. Black with no head offered. Nose is big on bourbon fumes, chocolate, spice, rich roast, light coffee. Taste comprises big woody barrel notes, dark chocolate, spice, light coffee, fruit cake. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Solid impy but a touch hot to be a great for me.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

gyllenbock
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 4.1
Bottle from Healthy Spirits SF, bought in February 2015. Black with no head. Sweet with coffee, hazelnuts, dark chocolate and some hints of bourbon. Nicely balanced and with a long finish. A tasty one.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

altonbrownd
Goose Island Ten Hills 3.6
Bottle from Cork 57. Golden body with thin head. Nose is hoppy, citrus, floral. Taste also plenty of hops up front, with citrus and spices. Really nice stuff.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

dukeandduke
Goose Island A Nü Start 2.9
2/5/16 Chicago ($7 12 oz draft pour into a chalice at Goose Island Tap Room). Champagne clear light blonde pour, light white head, decent lacing. Fruity honey aroma, light sweet taste, dry and smooth texture.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

ebone1988
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel 4.8
Aroma is wonderful, barrel, roasted malt, licorice, sweet, booze, boysenberries, wonderful. Appearance is black, not much head left but wonderful. Taste is fruity, barrel, booze, tart, then like regular Bourbon County, just great. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation, tons of berries in the aftertaste. Overall, my god. This is wonderful.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

dukeandduke
Goose Island Rasselbock 3.1
Chicago 2/5/16 ($6 16 oz draft pour into nonic glass at Goose Island Tap Room). Cloudy dark brown pour, thin tan head. Malt and banana scent. Rye, banana taste, sweet offset by malt. Mild carbonation, thin texture, easy drinking. OK Beer.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

dukeandduke
Goose Island Shenanigans 4.1
Chicago 2/5/16 ($7 6 Oz draft pour into snifter at Goose Island Tap Room). Dark brown cloudy pour, minimal carbonation or lacing. Very pleasant butterscotch / wine mix, and excellent mirroring taste. Medium texture, nice and smooth going down. Overall great tasting offering, nice desert beer or to cap off an evening.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

ICEatALAMO
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel 4
Bottle, not infected. The pour is black, similar to all the other bc. The aroma a blend of bourbon and subtle cherry. The taste is very smooth. Good bourbon flavor, don't get much of the blackberry, mostly cherry, but not too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, February 06, 2016

SirLimpsalot
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 3.6
@ Eddan 16-2-6: Doften stor och tydlig av hasselnöt. Smaken är söt med tydlig nougat. Riktigt gott.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

zgaier
Goose Island Halia 3.7
Bomber. Pours a golden orange with a dissipating white head and tart, fruity aroma. Taste is tart and sour up front with barnyard funk and fruity notes into the tart finish.
Friday, February 05, 2016

jjgmd
Goose Island Halia 3.9
With Z, late Friday night after watching Fargo, pours a light golden yellowish pour with an ephemeral white head. Nose is pleasantly sour and tart with yeasty notes. Taste is sour with nice funk, not overly tart. Finish is dry, sour and moderately long with a big yeast funky finish . Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
Friday, February 05, 2016

knickskicks
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 2015 3.9
Thin dark brown pour verging on black. Nose is booze, berries, some chocolate banana. Initial taste is alcohol, wood, bitterness, then chocolate banana. Lingering oak and chocolate. Sticky medium mouthfeel.
Friday, February 05, 2016

bytemesis
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel 3.7
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, cherries, raspberry. Flavor is fully sweet, light bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Just haven’t been digging the fruited BCS variants the last few years.
Friday, February 05, 2016

48FanInCali
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye Barrel 3
Everything is great until you get to the taste. Great vanilla nose with some rye and roasted malt. Taste is very heavy vanilla extract in my opinion. To the point of being very off putting. I honestly couldn’t finish the bottle because of it.
Friday, February 05, 2016