Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.51/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle into a snifter
Thanks to jsteel2 for sending this long time want over via trade!
A: Pours an opaque black with less than 1 fingers width of mocha colored head which dissipates down quickly and leaves effectively zero lacing.
S: Luscious cherries, dark chocolate, and booze. Barrel notes arent as strong as some of the other variants, but are definitely present with oaky vanilla and whiskey booziness. I also get cinnamon and roasty aromas. Wonderful.
T: Wow, there is a surprising degree of cherry flavor right up front, which is then followed beautifully by the big chocolate, roasty, and coffee BCB stout base flavors on the finish. Pretty big bourbon characters, as is to be expected with any BCB offering, with lots of charred oaky goodness. Some boozy ethanol on the finish, especially as it warms, which works well to balance out the sweetness.
M/D: Full bodied but not necessarily thick or chewy, nice smoothness with appropriate carbonation. Drinkability is good, but is somewhat limited by the huge sweetness.
O: This beer does not suck. Awesome variant and certainly worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 00:47:33 | More by zac16125
3.95/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Inky black. Small mocha head. Stains the glass. Thin collar and some wisps.
Smell - Doesn't smell as much like cherry as I would have expected. Slight cherry. Strong rye whiskey presence. Rich chocolate. Boozy.
Taste - Cherry is much more pronounced here. The rye barrel really isn't an improvement over a bourbon barrel, but it's still better than no barrel. Fudgy dark chocolate. Spicy oak. Fruity and boozy finish.
Mouthfeel - Less boozy than other variants, it seems. Thick and sweet. Low carbonation.
Overall - It's hard to get Bourbon County wrong, so even a less impressive barrel yields an excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 04:27:03 | More by Alieniloquium
Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,152 ratings.