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

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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 931
Gots: 432 | FT: 37
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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:
Beer added by: ChugginOil on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Inky black. Small mocha head. Stains the glass. Thin collar and some wisps.

Smell - Doesn't smell as much like cherry as I would have expected. Slight cherry. Strong rye whiskey presence. Rich chocolate. Boozy.

Taste - Cherry is much more pronounced here. The rye barrel really isn't an improvement over a bourbon barrel, but it's still better than no barrel. Fudgy dark chocolate. Spicy oak. Fruity and boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Less boozy than other variants, it seems. Thick and sweet. Low carbonation.

Overall - It's hard to get Bourbon County wrong, so even a less impressive barrel yields an excellent beer.

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Bottled 11/12/12, spit with rudzud, thanks to dfclav for this one a while back.

Pours a nice creamy dark smaller thick head, super pitch black thick syrupy beer with long legs.

aroma is pure bourbon county stout, little extra whisky, bourbon barrel notes, dark malts, dark choc, heavy syrupy, very faint cherry notes. Basically a BCBS with a touch extra barrel and little cherry note.

Taste brings tons of dark choc, cherry cough syrup, big bourbon and whisky barrel, big sweet note, interesting cherry flavor, chewy cherry. Some dark almost acrid roasty malt, dark chewy choc, and kettle fudge, nice bourbon and whisky notes, not sure if rye whisky but definite non bourbon whisky. Finish semi sweet sticky thick fudgey dark choc and little candied cherry note lingering for a while, like the choc covered cherries, cherry cordial, I used to get as a kid.

Mouth is full heavy bod, syrupy, decent carb, little warning booze.

Overall interesting, not as much cherry or rye as I expected, but a nice twist on the base Bcbs.

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Thanks to JLindros for sharing this beer.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with a thin head that leaves a thin halo.

S - Aromas of straight up bourbon county. Not much cherry, not much rye, slightly more aromatic than regular bourbon county.

T - Taste is very nice cherry, rye whiskey, chocolate, vanilla, barrel, light coconut, truffle. On the sweeter side, mostly rich barrel and chocolate with nice cherry undertones. The beer is very rich and truffle like, alcohol hidden well, however, it is noticeable.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, not that heavy, rich, creamy, thick.

O - Overall this beer was very tasty, the cherry had mellowed out nicely. Quite drinkable.

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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.