Bourbon County Brand Stout - Cherry Rye
Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand Stout - Cherry RyeBourbon County Brand Stout - Cherry Rye
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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
13.7%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.5 | pDev: 9.56%
Ratings:
1,418
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 18, 2021
Added:
Nov 22, 2012
Wants:
  972
Gots:
  412
SCORE
99
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Bourbon County Brand Stout - Cherry RyeBourbon County Brand Stout - Cherry Rye
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Photo of Tiburon
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Tiburon from Wisconsin

No foam on pouring, just a tiny lacing around the inner rim of the glass. Bit of rye on the initial sips, w a faint back taste of mildly tart cherry. Flat bourbon county base flavor, very smooth nonetheless. Berry flavor, not really cherry though

Jun 18, 2021
 
4.63 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Nov 14, 2020
 
3.42 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Oct 28, 2019
 
4.24 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2019
 
4.56 by edthehead from New York on Apr 01, 2019
Photo of Rristow
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Rristow from Ohio

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with slight beige head. Aroma of bourbon and cherry. Thick and chewy with a nice cherry flavor. Caramel, spicy rye, molasses. Awesome beer.

Feb 02, 2019
 
4.57 by tbryan5 from Louisiana on Sep 28, 2018
 
4.84 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina on Jul 09, 2018
Photo of rodmanfor3
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Sweet cherry on the palate (without the candied/medicinal flavors that accompany similar stouts), great rye barrel treatment to compliment the fruit flavor, and finishing with a less vibrant Backyard Rye type chocolate bitterness.

Jun 10, 2018
 
5 by Jangoon24 from Illinois on May 14, 2018
 
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Apr 02, 2018
 
4.5 by whitenads from Michigan on Dec 17, 2017
 
4.46 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Dec 01, 2017
 
4.34 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Nov 27, 2017
 
4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut on Nov 24, 2017
 
4.66 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Nov 02, 2017
 
4.46 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Sep 25, 2017
 
4.58 by mattboyer182 from Indiana on Sep 24, 2017
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

'12

May 22, 2017
 
4 by coz from Illinois on May 22, 2017
 
5 by Jamison85 from Indiana on May 17, 2017
Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

S: tart cherries, and slight bourbon.
T: very tart cherries, chocolate, bourbon,
F: sticky and smooth.
O: great cherry Ba stout, but more tart than jammy sweetness.

Mar 25, 2017
Photo of CityFarmer
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by CityFarmer from Illinois

Outstanding beer that has held on well over the years. Not quite as good as backyard, but still superbly balanced. Cherry meets bourbon meets chocolate.

Mar 14, 2017
 
4.44 by Dirtinabottle from New York on Mar 05, 2017
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4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by eppie82 from Illinois

From bottle into chalice.

Dark deep brown liquid with no foam head upon pour. Aroma, even after 5 years has some bourbon presence with an underlying cherry note. The cherry became more evident as it warmes. Taste is that typical bourbon county nutty, deep roastes malts but with well balance of cherry. The aftertaste is smooth and the cherry really comes out in a jammy kind of feel. It's very important to note that this didn't taste like medicinal cherry flavor, but was really more like cherry jam. The mouthfell was sticky.

Overall, a very good BC variant which held up better than expected after 5 years. It reminded me a good bit of Backyard Rye with how well the fruit flavor was balanced with the bourbon and the base beer. And even though I still prefer the Backyard Rye to Cherry Rye, I wouldn't call this anything but a great beer.

Jan 30, 2017
 
4.25 by alexsergio from New York on Jan 14, 2017
 
4.99 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on Jan 04, 2017
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 11/12/12; drank 6/26/15 @ Golgi Apparatus.

Black/purple appearance.

Almost no tan head; almost no lace.

Sweet AND tart cherry & rich marshmallow notes in the nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Rich cherry flavor up front; strong marshmallow notes on the finish. Milk chocolate notes emerged as this warmed; no booze heat. Over two years in this is still a cherry forward monster. Delicious.

Dec 30, 2016
 
4.75 by GMorgan from Illinois on Nov 26, 2016
 
4.81 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Sep 30, 2016
 
4.5 by M_chav from New Mexico on Sep 23, 2016
 
5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on Aug 27, 2016
 
4.75 by Mehinaman from Washington on Jul 25, 2016
 
4.25 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Jul 18, 2016
 
4.75 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jun 27, 2016
 
4.63 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Jun 12, 2016
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by winningwes91 from North Carolina

This is probably the next best thing to prop 14. Pours typical bc motor oil. Smells like a cherry fudge with spirit and a nice spice character. The taste is a cherry cordial soaked in whiskey and coffee. Delicious.

Jun 11, 2016
 
4.52 by Kellee from Washington on Jun 09, 2016
 
4 by EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona on May 31, 2016
Photo of Stevem68
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Stevem68 from Ohio

Pours a midnight black color with a small moch head. Aroma is big and boozy with sweetness and dark cherry. Flavor is really nice, it follows the nose and the dark cherry flavor compliments the sweetness of the beer. Has a soft smooth finish and overall this is delicious.

May 06, 2016
Bourbon County Brand Stout - Cherry Rye from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1418 ratings