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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
You know how you love your Grandpa and he loves you. It is warm and inviting, sweet, special something you can’t just get anywhere. No dirty butt here! Maybe a little prune though?


4
drpimento (3763) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2017
This is the 2015 bottling and definitely not one of those that had the infection problem. Poured with a small short-lived tan head and a clear dark brown color with mahogany highlights. Aroma is Oak raisins molasses tobacco. Flavor is similar to nose malty, more bitter than sweet. Full body, boozy, and very rich. I think this still needs quite a few years of Aging to reach its full potential but it's pretty good right now. Classic definition of a barleywine done in the traditional manner.

4.4
dropi6 (636) - POLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Vanilla, barrel, fruits, light alcohol, raisins, honey, oak, crust. Classy barley wine, definitely in top of the style.

4.2
Piotrek4 (311) - Lublin, POLAND - NOV 22, 2017
Bogate, ciężkie i wyklejające. Idealne przymiotniki określające to piwo. Mnóstwo rodzynek, powidła śliwkowe, suszone figi, marcepan, migdały i wanilia. No sporo się tu dzieje. Całość zwieńczona jest delikatnym szlachetnym alkoholem. Kawał Barley Wine'a. Zdecydowanie do powolnej degustacji.

4.1
Tide (4373) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Bottle at City Beer SF. Dark brown color, minimal white head. Bitter taste with dried fruits, resin, pine, toffee, bourbon, oak, a bit of hops and vanilla. Bitter finish with dried fruits, toffee, pine, bourbon, oak, vanilla, a bit of alcohol and resin. Exquisite barley wine.

4.3
WVHouseofBeer (1106) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2017
This was easily one of the best barleywines I've had. Pours a dark amber/brown color with a fairly thin white head. Really rich aromas and flavors of vanilla, wood, smoke, cocoa and maybe some dark fruit. Finishes with a slight alcoholic burn and some bitterness. Full-bodied and somewhat oily texture. Damn good

3.8
BeerViking (5049) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017
2014 vintage, dark dark brown with a fine Crema, nose is baked chocolate pudding, liquorice and toffee. Rich and thick, sweet at first then instantly drying, more dark caramel, faint funky tartness. Excellent.

4.3
bonev (967) - POLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Piwo lekko metne w kolorz brunatnym nalewa sie z minimalna iloscia piany. W aromacie juz z daleka bucha intensywna beczka i nuty bourbonu. Chyba jeszcze nie mialem do czynienia z piwem na ktore lezakowanie mialoby tak intensywny wplyw. Na drugim planie bardzo duzo owocow, cukier trzcinowy i karmel. W smaku jest jeszcze bardziej intensywnie, geste pelne cialo pelne wanilii i kokosa. Alkohol konkretnie rozgrzewa na finiszu. Idealny zeby kupic pare butelek i wrzucic do piwnicy na kilka lat.

4.3
Thisis12ptfont (1221) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Aromas of toffee, oak, dark fruits, aged malts, nougat, chalky malts, sugared figs, plums, raisins, leather, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, brown malts and maple. Pours a blackish brown with a very thin tan foam and no lacing at all. Taste brings insanely smooth aged malts, nougat, cough syrup, molasses, vanilla and raisins upfront. Mid palate gives way to barrel wood, leather, toffee, oak, peanuts, nuttiness, ale yeast, plums, figs, raisins, prunes, star anise and alcohol sugars. Finishes very sweet with plenty of sugared dark fruits, burnt caramel, toffee, oak and massive bourbon booze. Overall, an insane brew boasting massive barrel quality, sweetness and aged malts in the forefront. This is highly worth seeking out, all the flavors blend perfectly. A+ rating.

4.7
Kapsel (418) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Kacper W. is drinking a Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (2016) by Goose Island Beer Co. Duzo beczki, migdaly, wanilia, kokos, toffi, jest lekko cierpki posmak, ale mi to pasuje, klasa piwo.

4.6
rami_pl (4465) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (2016) by Goose Island Beer Co. at Saska Kępa Mega aromat, beczkowy, migdaly, figi kandyzowane, rodzynki, ciut stoutowych klimatow, alko schowane, slodkie, zlozone, aromat>smak , klasa


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