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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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1,185 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 840
Gots: 429 | 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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New York

1.5/5  rDev -66.6%

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Alberta (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -66.6%

04-12-2013 21:11:00 | More by Howlader
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Wisconsin

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JaysusJr

Illinois

2/5  rDev -55.5%

12-04-2012 02:23:39 | More by JaysusJr
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BltByKrmn

New York

2/5  rDev -55.5%

10-12-2013 01:04:26 | More by BltByKrmn
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Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -49.9%

05-25-2013 14:28:30 | More by DNuggs
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cornpone

New York

2.25/5  rDev -49.9%

05-11-2013 21:26:40 | More by cornpone
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GrindFatherBob

New York

2.5/5  rDev -44.3%

12-30-2012 11:26:44 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -38.8%

12-17-2012 03:56:52 | More by Boilerfood
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DavidEddie

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -38.8%

02-04-2013 15:57:45 | More by DavidEddie
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DTown

Illinois

3/5  rDev -33.2%

12-26-2013 02:39:46 | More by DTown
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KaslD

California

3/5  rDev -33.2%

03-04-2013 22:01:59 | More by KaslD
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -33.2%

01-21-2013 07:15:20 | More by drewone
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tclang

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -33.2%

05-11-2013 14:29:30 | More by tclang
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33.2%

01-31-2013 22:50:46 | More by callmemickey
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -33.2%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -33.2%

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beernightscout

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -32.1%

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.

11-26-2012 03:08:29 | More by beernightscout
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Holland

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -31%

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.

01-03-2013 02:58:15 | More by Holland
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -29.8%

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.

01-07-2013 22:47:41 | More by TMoney2591
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

03-22-2013 03:36:56 | More by mdillon86
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Grant35

California

3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

06-28-2013 20:24:44 | More by Grant35
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

11-17-2013 14:44:35 | More by DaveHack
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

01-31-2013 23:16:01 | More by CityofBals
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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,185 ratings.