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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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3.99/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a snifter at Whirlyball Chicago.

A- Looks like BCBS.

S- Much more buttery whiskey tones and sweeter than the regular brand. A little bit of fruitiness but its not quite cherry.

T- surprisingly sour, reminds me a touch of the Bcbs Napa from the block party last summer. Much more scintillating to the tastebuds because of this. I like the bourbon character in the other variants better than the rye.

M- Mostly just bcbs, but a little more mouthwatering from Thr acidity.

O- Not my favorite variant, but very tasty. I dont quiiiite get the hype on this one other than the rareity. Grateful for the chance to have tried this.

RhyminBelmont, Feb 20, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes from 12/28/13

A- Pours a thick black with some brown/ruby hues as it pours. A finger and a half of head that slowly recedes to a thick film. Leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- The aroma is fantastic! The rye whiskey, cherry, and oak are exploding out of the glass! Roasted coffee and malt, prunes, and figs all play secondary roles. Molasses, and hints of booze round out this complex aroma. Wow this is awesome!

T- Opens sweet, chocolaty, with maraschino cherries. It's like a rye whiskey soaked chocolate covered cherry! There's some caramel and a decent amount of charred oak as well. There's a little bit of roasted malt. This is dominated by the chocolate covered cherry, but surprisingly it works well! It's a bit medicinal, but not overly so.

M- The mouth feel is somewhat thick, but not quite as thick as I want in a barrel aged stout. Only a bit of carbonation.

O- Overall I really love this beer! It has its minor flaws, but I'd drink this just about any time!

SadMachine, Feb 15, 2014
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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.