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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,161
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 831
Gots: 437 | FT: 33
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChugginOil on 11-22-2012)
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/12/12.

A: Pitch black pour. Big, dense, very dark brown head. Almost as black as the body momentarily. Head fades fairly quickly, with nary a spot of lacing to be found. Quite decent retention, however - the head is stirred back up easily with a little swirl.

S: Whoa. Strong rye whiskey with a mild cherry punch. As it typical with the BCBS series you can barely even smell the beer, it is almost all whiskey. Get just a little roasted malt character trying to peek through. Rye whiskey aroma is quite spicy (should be obvious but it's spicier than I expected).

T: Once again, rye whiskey up front but not overpowering. Heavy roasted malt character mixes in with chocolate and some char and a little cherry. There is a sudden and strong punch of fresh sweet cherries in the middle. As the cherries fade slowly away the spiciness of the rye really stands out as the slightly bitterer roasted malt continues its tirade. Quite sharp in general, high ABV is hard to hide - almost pure whiskey in the finish and the aftertaste. There is a nice cherry flavor lingering between sips too which is nice.

M: Heavy, thick, viscous.

O: Well done beer. A very nice and unique take on the BCBS series. On paper it's somewhat similar to the bramble rye but in reality it's not even close. The cherries in this are fresh, sweet and tasty. The berry flavor in the bramble rye came out more artificial and medicinal - like cough syrup. Great beer, and I'm not even a huge fan of cherries - but I am a huge fan of rye whiskey. So I guess it balances out. If I had to mention any flaws, I would say that the cherry flavor is almost a little too sweet in this one - borderline cloying.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 03:55:16 | More by Dope
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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.

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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,161 ratings.