I bought a 4 pack of the 2013 last week. One of my favorites every year. I'm gonna have another before I form a solid opinion (then cellar the other two), but this year's seems definitely a little less bourbon-forward than last year's, but really good nonetheless. Anybody try this year's yet ? I'm curious to see how people think it compares.
I was in Chicago for the release. My step-son and I went and bought some. I got a bottle each of the barleywine, coffee stout, and Backyard Rye. He got a bottle of the barleywine, coffee stout, and a four pack of the stout. Should have heard the moan in the line when the guy announced I got the last bottle of the rye.
This is my first experience with Goose Island stout and bourbon barrel series so I can't compare to previous years. I can say that this is an amazing beer. I brought 5 back with me (2 barleywine, 2 coffee stouts, and the Backyard Rye) packed very safely in my suitcase and will save them for later years.