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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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1,188 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,188
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 839
Gots: 430 | 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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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-21-2014 08:44:28 | More by mgr78704
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-20-2014 14:26:30 | More by Theortiz01
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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TheSamKuehn

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-19-2014 15:38:42 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-19-2014 05:08:02 | More by ArdyExfor
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

06-18-2014 04:27:03 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-17-2014 16:42:11 | More by Kmlund
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

06-17-2014 14:51:43 | More by Davepoolesque
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blue-dream

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-17-2014 12:30:57 | More by blue-dream
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Tanger112

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-17-2014 12:29:17 | More by Tanger112
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legend8706

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-16-2014 11:13:00 | More by legend8706
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-15-2014 04:36:46 | More by bostonryan
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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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jlindros

Massachusetts

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.

06-12-2014 01:36:35 | More by jlindros
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California

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06-12-2014 00:39:09 | More by EliotRosewater
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -1.1%

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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Texas

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Massachusetts

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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 1,188 ratings.