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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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1,243 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,243
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 873
Gots: 426 | FT: 34
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

One of the best of the best.
From Tap. Poured into a Pint Glass (unfortunately was all we had).
The nose is sweet. Cherries.
Pours dark, almost black, well pretty much black. Lil to no head.
The flavors of the bourbon stout mixed with cherries creates a luscious dense sweetness. Chocolate and Cherries.

FATKIDREVOLUTION, Aug 20, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Bottled on 11/12/12.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a thin light brown head. Not much lacing.

Smell: Bourbon-soaked cherries, rich dark chocolate, oak, hints of coffee. Very complex with an impressive amount of depth, but stays quite balanced. Nowhere near the bourbon onslaught of original BCBS (granted this beer is almost 2 years old at this point).

Taste: Cherry hits first, followed by bourbon and chocolate. Hints of vanilla, followed by a lot more cherry on the finish. Gets fairly sweet, although there is a nice tartness from the cherry that comes in on the finish to barely keep the sweetness in check. Not much alcohol heat on the finish. Overall not quite as balanced as the aroma - the cherry takes over a bit too much for my liking. Still incredibly good.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with medium-to-low carbonation. I'm really liking that mild tartness from the cherry.

Overall: I would be shocked if I ever had a BCBS variant that wasn't excellent and this certainly doesn't break that mold. Still, when compared to its brethren I find this to be on the lower end of the spectrum due to a bit too much cherry/sweetness.

emyers, Aug 02, 2014
Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.