Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye StoutBourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon County Brand Stout aged in rye whiskey barrels with blackberries, Luxardo candied cherries, fresh sour cherries and sea salt.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-30-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
812
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
Wants:
161
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Photo of kinmundy77
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

8/5/2018; bottled in 2015 - hint of rye to nose does not transfer to the palate. Cherries are well balanced with blueberries --- aged well!

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Photo of ScottP
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben1313
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of chocolate, fudge, darker fruits, raisins, dark chocolate covered cherries. Little bit of bourbon as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with decent amount of fudgy chocolate, some dark fruits and berries. No salt either. There is some nice barrel notes but it's really on the hot side.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, on the thin side and really hot.

O - Overall this was a really underwhelming, disappointing stout. It's not infected it's just bad.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 vintage, spilt with rudzud

Very small fizzy head fades instantly, nice legs, pitch black beer

Nose typical bourbon county base, dark chocolate and chocolate syrup, a touch of fruit, not much of blackberries or cherries, little sourness like thing but little beer with it, just a touch of barrel

Taste syrupy sweet dark chocolate cocoa, typical bcbs, faint bourbon barrel, chocolate syrup, a bit of blackberry and cherry fruit, candied fruit covered in chocolate, hot alcohol, cocoa powder, no salt, syrupy sticky finish, brandy like

Mouth is med bod a bit syrupy, hot alcohol, lighter carb

Overall meh, this was a fairly mediocre bcbs

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pretty much the standard BCBS look and feel. But the interplay between the fruit and salt is interesting to say the least.
A bit fruity but with the sweetness dampened the adjuncts seem understated leaving pretty much a base BCBS with hints of fruit and a trace of saltiness.

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Photo of Datdubj1988
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.91/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of runmilesdrinkbeer
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RiverRick
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It had too much fruit taste.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with thin, dissipating head. Smell is roasted malts and berries. The cherries come through brilliantly but then balanced with dark roasted malts. Mouthfeel is slightly less than many other BC beers, but still fantastic.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mando31
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown color with brown head. Aroma is fruity and roasty with cherry liquor and dried plums. Taste is sweet at first but is balanced quickly by roasted malt bitterness and some fruit acidity. Medium plus body with medium minus carbonation. Really well balanced, fruit forward RIS.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nickfl
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Navalartichoke
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to eye for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown and opaque, with a half-finger of tan head. Low visible carbonation, and the head fades fairly quickly.

S: Chocolate and bourbon up front, then the berry sweetness, Vanilla and oak and toasted malts. A mild salinity is there, along with the oak tannins and some more booze.

T: Chocolate and blackberries, bourbon and oak. Heavily toasted malts with dark coffee. Mildly tart blackberries mix with the savory salt. Some heavily toasted toffee and a mild roast bitterness. Some brandy cherries at the swallow. More cacao and chocolate and oak in the hang with lingering bourbon. Of note, the cherries along with a mild tartness grows as the beer warms through the drink.

M: Overall a heavy body, but a bit lighter than expected. Low carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well-integrated for style.

O: Not a bad beer, but a bit disappointing. The berries don't shine as much as I'd hoped, and the barrel balance isn't as good as some variants from other years. The berries also serve to lighten the body a little in an unwelcome way. Certainly a solid beer, but a letdown from what I expected.

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Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 812 ratings