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

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Ratings: 1,256
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 892
Gots: 430 | FT: 35
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at BUCKSPUR RANCH. Review from notes. I have had this 4 times over the past year, finally got to reviewing it.

A- There is a thin red ring around the glass. Thinnest of lacing. The beer actually looks lighter than BCBS. Dark brown to almost black liquid.

S- Medicinal cherry like in cough syrup. The rye whiskey is definitely present, and there is some dark fudge notes as well.

T- Medicinal cherry very pronounced in every sip for my palate. There is some bakers chocolate here too to make it a bit bitter (which doesn't bother me)

M- Kinda harsh on carb. Not really a smooth drinking BA stout.

O- This is my least favorite variant of BCBS. It all has to do with the medicinal cherry. I know some people love this beer, and I can't fault them for that. My palate just gets the medicinal and gets turned off. New Glarus does a fantastic job of getting true cherry taste out of Belgian Red; I just wish that Cherry Rye had what ever NG did with that beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black with a small tan head which fades to a small disc, and leaves some lacing. The aroma has chocolate, bourbon, cherries, vanilla, and oak.

Tastes sweet without being overly sweet. Has chocolate, cherries, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark roasted malt, and rye. There is not enough dark roasted malt to add any bitterness for balance, but this beer does not seem to need it.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden for a 13.70 % abv beer. There is no alcohol burn. A very well made beer. I can see why this was so highly sought after.

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Bottle shared at the Flying Saucer in Houston.

A: Like all Bourbon County variants, pours an impenetrable black color. A small tan head tries to form, and recedes in a second. Just a dense black liquid. Which is just fine for this beer.
S: Vanilla, wood, chocolate, medicinal cherries. Big barrel aromas along with a bit of fruit.
T: Follows the nose with the typical big barrel character for the brand. Vanilla, wood, and chocolate. Followed by the medicinal cherries. Maybe this is a bit past its prime, while the fruits are there just not as much umpth as I would like.
M/D: Obviously a big full body that has low to moderate carbonation. Viscous and oily. Like all versions, enjoyable to sip on. Maybe not may favorite of the brand, but still very enjoyable.

I do like this, but I am thinking any good cherry fruit flavor has faded. Not having this fresh I am just guessing. Though as is, I think the local Karbach Cherries of Fire is much better.

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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,256 ratings.