Louisville - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.5/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served in a snifter at GI Clybourn 11/29/11. Thanks to HeatherAnn and pops for the assist!
A: Served a hazy caramel-brown/autumn orange color. Slightly lifeless with just the slightest suggestion of a foamy layer on top.
S: Loads of vanilla and bourbon (like a killer bourbon vanilla icing) with some earthy tart berry.
T: Close to above with an odd see-saw between the bourbon and the berry. One sip it's all one, the next one it's all the other...
M: Suprisingly abrasive as it warmed. It actually gained alcohol heat as the glass wore on.
O: I felt this to be a bit raw and unfinished feeling. Probably wouldn't get this again unless they aged some in a different barrrel.
Serving type: on-tap
12-18-2011 14:17:25 | More by GbVDave
3.43/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Reviewing the Louisville from Goose Island Brewing Company. No picture is available for this beer and I forgot to snap a pic with my camera.
Generous-sized draft pour served in an over-sized goblet (because they ran out of snifters) at Goose Island's Black Friday release of King Henry.
Appearance: Pours a dark hazy red-orange sunset color. Served without any head. Very similar in appearance to the Lucky Leiah, but a little darker red in color. 3/5
Smell: Very similar aroma to the Lucky Leiah, but heavier in flavor with more pronounced vanilla aromas. Has a sweet brown sugary whiskey aroma, but little, if any, booziness in the nose. Some faint floral notes, and hints of hop bitterness. 3.5/5
Taste: Oaky vanilla. Sweet whiskey and grapes. Some raspberries. A little caramel. Light, mapley bourbon and butterscotch finish. A little more complex and heavy than the Lucky Leiah, but the Louisville lacks all characteristics you would expect in an IPA. No bitterness. 3.5/5
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation. Surprisingly sweet. 3/5
Overall: I was expecting a more IPA-styled beer, given the beer's labeling on the menu, and thus was kind of disappointed. The pricing is even more disappointing. Decently balanced for how bourbon-flavored this one was. Can't say I would order this one again.
Recommendation: Nothing worth seeking out. This one is more forward with the vanilla/bourbon flavors than the Lucky Leiah.
Pairings: Grilled chicken sandwich.
Cost: $10 for a "10 oz snifter" (actually served in a larger-sized goblet) at the bar.
Serving type: cask
11-27-2011 21:57:51 | More by jegross2
Louisville from Goose Island Beer Co.
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