In an unassuming red brick building in the Garfield Park neighborhood, thousands of beer filled bourbon barrels lay carefully resting. While most contain expressions of their renowned Bourbon County Stout, many others are filled with experimental brews. While big bourbon character stands at the forefront of BCS, the Goose Island Cooper Project takes a more delicate approach. A shorter time in wood imparts nuanced bourbon notes, while still allowing the base beer to shine. Like Cooper Project No. 1, every drop of this Blonde Doppelbock is carefully crafted and patiently aged right here in Chicago.  

 

Goose Island Cooper Project No. 2 Barrel Aged Blonde Doppelbock

Pouring brilliant amber in color - aromas of vanilla, toffee and butterscotch rise from the glass. The mouthfeel is very creamy, with volumes of soft carbonation delivering caramel, spice and a candied fruitiness akin to bananas foster. Rich and luscious, yet impressively drinkable.