Bourbon County Brand Mon Chéri Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand Mon Chéri StoutBourbon County Brand Mon Chéri Stout
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
14.1%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
211
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 24, 2022
Added:
Aug 07, 2019
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  39
SCORE
95
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Bourbon County Brand Mon Chéri StoutBourbon County Brand Mon Chéri Stout
Notes: A love letter from Quinn Fueschel, the brewer behind Prop 2017, to his wife who loves cherries, Mon Chéri is this year’s fruited variant of BCS.

Mon Chéri is made with Balaton and Montmorency cherries and brewed with oats and brown sugar. Expect flavors of cherry cobbler, vanilla, and chocolate in one of the more complex fruited versions of BCS to come out.

“I had been toying with using granola in Bourbon County Stout for some time, and cherry has been a classic flavor in stout, and it was my wife that thought to marry the two together,” Fueschel said. “After many tweaks, we found a nice mix of granola, oats and brown sugar, that gave us a ‘pie crust’ element to the beer. Mon Chéri is ‘my darling’ in French, a nod to the inspiration of this variant blend, and Megan is beyond excited to have cherry back in BCS.”
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Rated: 4.19 by npolachek from New York

Nov 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by RPM3334 from South Carolina

Sep 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by BKotch from Texas

Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by mamaraza from Texas

Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.7 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Jun 16, 2022
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Rich and heavy fruit filled malt aroma. Alcohol and cherry both evident.
Smallish dark head settles out quickly to a ring. Black and opaque body.
Nice comlexity right away. Even the granola comes through right away. Malts still sharp even at approaching 3 years since bottling. Alcohol less heavy in the taste but can feel the tingle and kick pretty darn quickly. Drying finish that lingers while mixing with the cherry and sharp malt character.
Extremely rich with a nearly full mouth feel that is smooth but not quite velvety. However, leaves my teeth fully coated with malty goodness.
Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Way better than I expected. Cordial cherries, dark fruit, rich malt all play perfectly with the barrel base. Finishes smooth and warm. Sweet but not cloying, with a good weight to it.
Dec 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- initial aroma reminds me of a cherry crumble dessert; the brown sugar and oats give that classic 'crisp' fruit topping aroma, along with rich notes of sweet cherries. Undertones of chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, caramel, figs, raisins and oaky bourbon to close it out

T- a bold but not overpowering note up of cherry up front that is just slightly tart, but mostly sweet, immediately followed by a distinct note of cherry tootsie pop. Mid-palate gives an undertone of brown sugar and a hint of granola, followed by notes of caramel, booze soaked figs and a hint of vanilla. The finish brings out the barrel, adding oak and barrel juice that sticks around on the linger, along with more cherry and a hint of caramel

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation gives a syrupy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into a warming finish

O- cherry and granola are both well executed, making for a solid variant
Nov 26, 2021
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Rated by JustinClarkHome

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one punches hard. Velvety, bold and complex. It's more stout than sweet but perfect for a special occasion (especially if it is cold out!).
Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.22 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Sep 15, 2021
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: very dark, no highlights when held to light. Sparse head that recedes to none.
Smell: vanilla, bourbon, chocolate e and base BCBS in the nose.
Taste: there’s the cherries in the taste, just right…adding to the beer without dominating.
Sep 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Sep 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by Khaack from New York

Aug 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Jul 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.62 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by warnerry from Michigan

May 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Gifted this by a friend and I'm glad I get to try it even a couple years down the road..

Good not great....a touch medicinal? Not cough syrup but...the booze is present and accounted for...

Cherries and granola...maybe? Rich and creamy...yes...

No amaretto for me...

Wonder what this was like hot off the presses?
Apr 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by EdFed from Illinois

Apr 11, 2021
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
500 ML bottle, born on 8/26/19, poured into a snifter at 55 degrees F:
L - dark dark brown with a hazelnut head that quickly disippated
S - bourbon, malt, cherry
T - OMG, so good. dry with a charred oak flavor, the cherries arrive in the middle and everything blends wonderfully in the finish
F - thick mouthfeel with minimal carbonation
O - great beer, cherries get more dominant as the beer warms. Overall the combination of charred oak and the cherries works so well
Apr 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.57 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Apr 04, 2021
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I decided to break out the Goose Island Bourbon County Grand Mon Cheri Stout and give it a whirl. It pours like the rest of Goose Island's stouts so no surprise there. The nose has elements of malt, alcohol, and maybe cherry. The taste has a well rounded mouthfeel with plenty of malt and the cherry comes later. It almost starts full, proceeds to aggressive, and then finishes smooth. It's interesting, and I'm glad I tried it.
Mar 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2019 bottling split into snifters with the wife. My third time with this brew, and my first time in over a year. We'll see how its aging.

A: Opaque black with a small, fizzy mocha-colored head.

S: Pretty big brown sugar character with coffee, toffee, caramel, and present dark cherry tartness...solid barrel character gives off notes of vanilla and oak.

T: Dark, rich roastiness sets the table for cherry and bourbon spirit to linger on the tongue throughout, with a warmth and tartness...maple syrup swims into mix, blending with impressions of caramel and bakers chocolate...the bourbon character is throughout...so is the cherry.

MF: Warm, still slightly boozy, and every bit of full-bodied.

O: This isn't my favorite BCBS variant, though I think it delivers on what it promises. Would like more of a toasty, nutty presence to show that granola-addition. At over a year-and-a-half in the bottle, I don't think this one is getting any better from cellaring.
Feb 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Feb 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by Hendry from Vermont

Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.32 by BAsbill from California

Jan 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by UIR1983 from Iowa

Jan 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Jan 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by AD17 from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Aged 1 year:
L - Pitch, opaque black, with a dark tab head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind no real lacing.
S - Roasted oats and granola with dark chocolate, along with some oak. Some cherry on the nose as well.
T - Tons of roasted oats and granola up front and throughout along with very rich dark chocolate, intermixed with molasses, cherries (though, not quite as prominent as I thought they'd be), brown sugar, and some oak.
F - Full bodied with light carbonation. Very smooth, richy, and soft.
O - A very well done BBA stout, I just wish the cherries were slightly more prominent.
Dec 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Dec 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Limazulu from Idaho

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A-Deep dark mahogany, minimal head
S-sorghum molasses, amaretto
T-Many have expressed disatisfaction with the cherry in Mon Cheri. I like it. Yeah it's sweet and it's not like pie cherries, but I don't think that's what they were shooting for. Tawni port, brown sugar, molasses, and dark chocolate. Above average sweet, Alcohol is hidden well.
M-Full (-) body, minimal carbonation. Smooth and no alcohol burn.
O-Drinking this on a special occasion, and it lives up to the occasion
Dec 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.48 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Dec 12, 2020
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 326 ratings