2011 Vintage - Goose Island King Henry is the Chicago brewery's English Barleywine, and it's one of the biggest beers they brew. At 13.40% ABV and 60 IBUs, King Henry is a American / English Barley Wine that's meant to be sipped at a leisurely pace. Goose Island ages King Henry in Pappy Van Winkel Bourbon barrels, for added complexity. This barleywine pours out a clear mahogany, with a short head. The nose offers aromas of caramel, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and hints of booze. King Henry tastes like it smells-caramel, sugars, oak-with a good balance of bourbon from the barrel aging; the 13.4% alcohol is well disguised. This monarch's available on a rotating schedule, in bottles and on-tap. Try it in a pint glass, snifter, or oversized wine glass, at 50-55�F. Barleywines pair well with strong tastes; sharp or pungent cheeses are a good match for Goose Island King Henry.