Bourbon County Templeton Rye
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 5.9%
Ratings:
155
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 19, 2019
Added:
Dec 13, 2013
Wants:
  76
Gots:
  6
SCORE
100
World-Class
Notes: None
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Photo of Rristow
4.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Rristow from Ohio

Tasted at 2019 Prop day. Pours black with beige head. Thick and chewy. Super mellow with the aging. You get just a little rye spice with cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel. Goes down very easy.

Nov 19, 2019
 
4.56 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2019
 
4.54 by eppie82 from Illinois on May 28, 2019
Photo of ChicagoJ
4.51/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

11/14/18 (Chicago): $5 3 oz sample draft glass pour offered via "Epic Flight" at the Goose Island Taproom. 14.2% ABV. Dark black pour, thin tan bubbly lacing. Strong sweet bourbon aroma. Very sweet smooth taste, bourbon and malt well blended. Very smooth and creamy mouth feel, very enjoyable drinking. Overall excellent offering!

Nov 24, 2018
 
4.43 by BarrelAgedG from California on Aug 16, 2018
 
4.71 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Aug 12, 2018
Photo of Stevedore
4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Stevedore from Oregon

On draft, 2013 vintage, sampled multiple times. Dark black body, standard BCBS appearance with a solid one finger brown head. A bit of spicy rye, big chocolate, slightly burnt marshmallow, whiskey, oak. Boozy. Big full body, good carbonation, boozy sweet finish that is standard BCBS.

Aug 12, 2018
 
4.04 by mando31 from Illinois on Jul 14, 2018
 
4.75 by Roy1586 from Massachusetts on Jun 17, 2018
 
4.5 by Winston3737 from Michigan on May 29, 2018
 
4.21 by AngEo from Texas on May 26, 2018
 
4.64 by Eman17 from Illinois on May 17, 2018
 
4.5 by kidzord from Illinois on Feb 25, 2018
 
4.64 by loganburgh from Michigan on Dec 06, 2017
 
4.65 by cencless from Minnesota on Nov 24, 2017
 
4.25 by Beerdudenumberone from Indiana on Nov 19, 2017
 
4.57 by Muss42 from Michigan on Nov 13, 2017
 
4.5 by Narthax from Texas on Nov 09, 2017
 
4.6 by rabbott2 from Illinois on Nov 09, 2017
Photo of REVZEB
4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Started off business as usual for one of, if not the best stout series out there. Poured jet black with murky bubbles, smooth and viscous. Smell was wonderful, all the base bcbs staple flavors, but with added punch of rye, more wood, booze, molasses, and licorice. The taste stumbled for me though, with the rye dethroning so much of the delicate complexity that sets bcbs over the top. Lots of rye and wood from start to finish, with some smoke on the finish. Not bad, but wanting more complexity, but not lacking depth

Oct 20, 2017
 
4.51 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Sep 19, 2017
 
4.33 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Jun 19, 2017
 
4.45 by Raziel313 from California on Jun 06, 2017
 
4.5 by fthegiants from California on Jun 06, 2017
 
4.5 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey on Jun 01, 2017
 
4.5 by SteveTheBrit from Illinois on May 04, 2017
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Had this on draft at an event in early 2017. Believe this was released in 2013, so it's a little over 3 years old. I'm framing everything below from that aspect.

L - Pours dark, with a very thin head line
S - light chocolate less so than regular. a little rye barrel on the nose
T - chocolate similar to regular BCBS. This has obviously had a little time to age, which is nice because the whiskey portion has mixed in nicely. You can definitely tell it's a different liquor used.
F - A tad thinner than regular, but still about right.
O - Very nice. Wish I had time to do this side by side for the other BCBS that were on tap.

Feb 03, 2017
 
4.89 by Aaron_Kerkvliet from Wisconsin on Nov 29, 2016
 
4.25 by rlee1390 from Indiana on Nov 27, 2016
 
4.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 26, 2016
 
4.42 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Nov 20, 2016
 
4.59 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois on Nov 14, 2016
 
4.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Nov 13, 2016
 
4.8 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Nov 13, 2016
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 5/14/15 on draft @ Fat Pour.

Black appearance.

Minimal khaki head; minimal lace.

Cherry, milk chocolate & mild wood notes in the nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Maraschino cherry & mild milk chocolate flavors up front; a nice oak finish. Sweet but not cloying; delicious.

Nov 10, 2016
 
4.68 by Jonnydrinker from Illinois on Sep 25, 2016
 
3.92 by MichialTanner1 from Texas on Sep 09, 2016
 
4.54 by stanale from Illinois on Jun 28, 2016
 
4.48 by vicjr85 from Illinois on May 11, 2016
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.89/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

16 oz. growler. Black body with no head. Smells of whiskey, brown sugar, and fudgy chocolate. Boozy. Tastes much like regular bourbon county up front. Whiskey and sweet chocolate. Boozy. The rye whiskey makes itself a little more apparent with a slight spice that lingers in the finish. Nutty malts and very sweet. Heavy. No carbonation, because of the source of the growler. Doesn't detract, though. Tingly alcohol. Very similar to regular Bourbon County. Just a bit different.

May 09, 2016
Bourbon County Templeton Rye from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 155 ratings