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

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Ratings: 1,200
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 851
Gots: 432 | FT: 33
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark as nite.

Smell is BCS with cherries.

Taste is tart black sweetened cherries in Bourbon County Stout. A lot of vanilla going on.

Creamy and velvety. And this thang is sticky. All night sipper.

Finally get on tap at the Local Option in Chicago. This mother trucker is balls on!! One of the best brews I've ever had---ever!!!

joeseppy, Sep 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 11/12/12. Poured into a snifter. Vigorous pour raised a small amount of tan head. Black with a hint of red.

Smells of bourbon, vanilla, smoke. Smell is very similar to BCBS.

My god this tastes so good. Very similar to base BCBS but with a sweeter palate. Has a bit of sweet cherry on the back. Absolutely brilliant balance of flavor.

Just the right amount of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. What you expect from Bourbon County.

Happy to have had the chance to share this bad boy. My dad, brother, and I all ,felt like this was an unbelievable variant. Perfect addition to Bourbon County line. World class brew!

TheSleepyMonkey, Dec 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super deep brown with absolutely no opacity. Super thin lace of brown head even with a vigorous pour.

Wow! This baby smells like dark chocolate covered black cherries with all the essence of bourbon county as well. Smells absolutely decadent. Touches of bourbon and oak.

Wow again. Turn bourbon county into a sweet dessert and you have this. Really tastes like sweet, chocolate lava cake covered in sweet cherries. A touch of tart cherry flavor, chocolate, creamy vanilla, light oak. The cherries really take control of the beer but in a good way. The giant malt base is cooled a bit by the big fruity cherry flavors. Not a touch of detectable alcohol unlike BCBS. Little bit of a tootsie roll like finish. I'm not getting any of the rye though. Despite that, this beer is delicious, it turns BCBS into a totally new monster, a delicious dessert one. I love it.

jtierney89, Jan 03, 2013
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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,200 ratings.