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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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1,201 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,201
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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3.05/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

Low taste and overall rating for no noticable cherry flavor, attached to a high price, $23 for 22oz, before tax. Looks, smells, tastes just like a BCS, my favorite beer...and which by the 12oz bottle is half the price. Won't be keeping the other three I had reserved. Disappointed.

beernightscout, Nov 26, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Huge thanks to Ryan for sharing this at a recent get together.

A: dark black with brown highlights, very thick looking but not as thick or dark as regular bcbs. Small head with some retention.

S: not as much bourbon as the regular, but some vanilla, cherry, and roasted notes.

T: good balance with the cherry right up front. I was worried, but it blends well with the taste, easing my palate into the more tart notes along with the malt sweetness, and of course the roasted malt and bourbon flavors.

M: thick as it should be, but not as thick as regular BCBS this year. Excellent carbonation for the thickness.

O: Like a chocolate covered cherry but way better, because I don't even like chocolate covered cherries. Fantastic beer, would love to have more some time.

Editing for the second time I had this. Wasn't so good that time. Tasted very medicinal. Taking the average of these two review scores.

Holland, Jan 03, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Trepidation... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises cherry (partially artificial, but partially natural...it's hard to explain) syrup, light sourdough, oak, and a surprisingly light contingent of roasted malts and light dark chocolate powder. The taste reminds me of normal Bourbon County, with the roast, the bourbon, the oak, and the molasses. Then there's a powerful force of cherry juice, which doesn't really meld with the underlying stout, nor does it really completely clash. Things just aren't comfortable, if that makes sense. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, it's been my experience that BCS wasn't meant to be mixed with fruit of any kind, and this this stuff kinda confirms that. Though this ain't nearly as bad as Bramble Rye, it's still far from good.

TMoney2591, Jan 07, 2013
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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.