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

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Ratings: 1,224
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 859
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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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.76/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber into a snifter. Bottle #1607 bottled on 11/12/12. Thanks to Stumpy29er for the trade!

A - Pitch black for the most part and ruby red on the edges

S - Bourbon, oak, chocolate and the cherries are present as well

T - Everything on the smell is here on the taste. The cherries were not overpowering in any way. Instead, they blended with the BCBS that we all know and love and are a nice sweet, tart finish on the tongue. Just great.

M - Thick and coats your whole mouth. Some decent carbonation helps move the high abv along.

O - Another home run from Goose Island. I have yet to have a Bourbon County variant let me down. I was afraid the cherries would give off a cough syrup smell/taste, but the tartness blends very well with the bourbon, oak, chocolate, and coffee flavors. Trade for this if you can. You won't be disappointed.

ThrewRedButter, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

BuckTuckian, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Danny1217
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Danny1217, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of pisano
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

pisano, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of ksbuell
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

ksbuell, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-dark brown black cooler itch a small tan head and little lacing

S-chocolate, bourbon, cherry, hint of coffee, cinnamon

T-dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, cherry, rye, coffee, hint of cinnamon

F-medium to full body with light carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-great stout, loved the cherry, tastes like a chocolate covered cherry, really enjoyed this a lot and look forward to drinking it again

MDDMD, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of BostonPhilly
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

BostonPhilly, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

DerekMorgan, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

excellent beer, lets get that right out, but i was a bit let down by it and here is why. i dont think bourbon county really needs the fruit. the rye yes, a great addition to an already splendid brew, a little coarseness and some oomph, but the fruit doesnt do anything for me. the cherries come through a little medicinal, a little fake like pie filling from the can, and it puts some sweetness in the finish that it just doesnt need. the base stout is amazing obviously, but its covered up a little by the cherries in smell and taste. the rye brings out some of the richer dark malt, without pulling up any real bitterness. that great bourbon county density is robust. palate coating and syrupy, which normally i love, but the cherries in this one make it feel too thick, or make the viscosity unflattering because of the sugar and the medicinal notes from the cherry. i love the beer, i mean, one of the best stouts in the world hands down, but being critical. i dont think the cherries do any favors to it. i have heard wonderful things about the backyard rye version, and would love to try that. maybe less sweetness and darker berry profile would work better than the cherries. the trademark big finish of this is compromised a little by the cherries, i miss that oaked vanilla kick. rye yes, cherries no. thanks to drlovemd87 as always for sharing a rare bottle. that dude is so generous with his cellar, i am a lucky man.

StonedTrippin, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Scottie_A25, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of earljones199
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

earljones199, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of OC_Beer_Fan
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

OC_Beer_Fan, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Mikeypnh
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, with no head, a little tan film around the edge of the glass. Smells bourbony, with lots of chocolate notes and faint cherry smell. Taste follows the nose with a nice cherry tart on the end. Nice mouthfeel. Feels a bit chewy, alcohol burn isn't hidden, but I wasn't expecting it to be. Very good beer, very flavorful. A great sipper and even with the age on it the cherry is there.

Mikeypnh, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of bigaltemple
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

bigaltemple, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

taylor714914, Mar 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

fredmugs, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

mmulebarn, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

mattmarka1, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

No lacing. Thick fluid brew. bad legs. Dark dense black brew. OK appearance. Nothing remarkable. Head builds when agitated.

Lots of mild melded Cheery and oak. Vanilla, milky, robust, Pronounced rye. Awesome.

Medium-high viscosity. Nice smooth sweetness. Nothing over the top. Simply great. Heat grows gently and creeps nicely. Zero bitterness. Wet. Carbonation is light and perfect. Cherry flavors are faded and very nice. There's some kinda of amazing coconut.

A delicacy. To be savored. Can't recommend, because it's not around, but it still is recommended. Not a Gimmick

chugalug06, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

seangibbs60, Mar 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Brewski, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

MarkyMOD, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Christopher0331, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

sludgegnome, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of ford0626
5/5  rDev +11.4%

ford0626, Mar 05, 2014
Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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