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Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose Island Beer Co.
2012 Bourbon County Brand Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
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Goose Island Beer Co.
2012 Bourbon County Brand Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Opaque black brown color. Rich aromas of spicy poached peach, strawberry, and pear, rich chocolate, teriyaki, and espresso with a satiny, chewy, fruity full body and a long, creamy mocha, creme brulee, fruit, spice, and peppered greens finish that continues to evolve. Utterly delicious, complex,and super rich.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: spicy poached peach, strawberry, and pear, rich chocolate, teriyaki, and espresso
Taste Flavor: long, creamy mocha, creme brulee, fruit, spice, and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Utterly delicious, complex,and super rich.
The Producer

Goose Island Beer Co.

The Producer
1800 W. Fulton St
Chicago, IL 60612
USA
1 312-226-1119
Barrel Aged Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.
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