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

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Ratings: 1,197
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 849
Gots: 433 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Moc513, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

randyb0007, Jul 01, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +0.4%

22oz bottle into a snifter
bottled: 11/12/12

Thanks to jsteel2 for sending this long time want over via trade!

A: Pours an opaque black with less than 1 fingers width of mocha colored head which dissipates down quickly and leaves effectively zero lacing.

S: Luscious cherries, dark chocolate, and booze. Barrel notes arent as strong as some of the other variants, but are definitely present with oaky vanilla and whiskey booziness. I also get cinnamon and roasty aromas. Wonderful.

T: Wow, there is a surprising degree of cherry flavor right up front, which is then followed beautifully by the big chocolate, roasty, and coffee BCB stout base flavors on the finish. Pretty big bourbon characters, as is to be expected with any BCB offering, with lots of charred oaky goodness. Some boozy ethanol on the finish, especially as it warms, which works well to balance out the sweetness.

M/D: Full bodied but not necessarily thick or chewy, nice smoothness with appropriate carbonation. Drinkability is good, but is somewhat limited by the huge sweetness.

O: This beer does not suck. Awesome variant and certainly worth seeking out.

zac16125, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

McNazz, Jun 30, 2014
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TX-Badger, Jun 28, 2014
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Roze, Jun 28, 2014
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TBlightning, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

bt931912, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

fehrminator, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.9%

bcrossan, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

mgr78704, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Theortiz01, Jun 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Bladezone, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

ArdyExfor, Jun 19, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -12%

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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Kmlund, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Davepoolesque, Jun 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Tanger112, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

legend8706, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

bostonryan, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

jlindros, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

EliotRosewater, Jun 12, 2014
Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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