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

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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand StoutCherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout

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Ratings: 1,165
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 834
Gots: 435 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
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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Reviews by joefuzz:
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joefuzz

New York

4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz split with a friend.

Pours used motor oil black with pretty much no head

Smells of cherries, choclate and booze

Taste is big on the cherry upfront with a huge amount of chocolate and a litte bit of coffee, fades to a great whiskey aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is pure velvet super thick with low carbonation

Overall very good beer and I'm not usually a fan of the fruit stout but this is very nice

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 04:41:42 | More by joefuzz
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dangelop

New York

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-29-2014 02:15:32 | More by dangelop
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Gameover170

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not my first time having this beer, but first time I'm writing a review for it.
Opening for my wife's birthday, bottled 11/12/12.

A: Typical BC mocha head, with a faint red hue when held in the right light.

S: I love this smell. If I could make this into an air freshener for my car, I would. Rye up front, still a faint smell of cherry, which is great considering this bottle is leaning towards two years old. Chocolate and rye really take over in the nose.

T: Wow, still packs a cherry punch that isn't overwhelming in most cherry-flavored beers. Not medicinal in the least bit. A perfect mix of an excellent base beer with a complementing cherry flavor. Cherry, chocolate, rye, so damn good.

M: One of my favor parts of BC and it's variants are the mouthfeel. Perfect thickness.

Overall, a great variant. I would love to see them make this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 13:22:28 | More by Gameover170
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Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-25-2014 21:05:05 | More by cultclassic89
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-22-2014 19:06:43 | More by TheBronze
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Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

07-20-2014 19:10:37 | More by 22Blue
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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.9%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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California

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-01-2014 03:44:07 | More by randyb0007
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter
bottled: 11/12/12

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
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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,165 ratings.