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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ChugginOil on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,399
Reviews:
204
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
985
Gots:
413
For Trade:
24
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Ratings: 1,399 |  Reviews: 204
Photo of coz
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of ryanwbrodie
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of Dirtinabottle
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of M_chav
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of winningwes91
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Kellee
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevem68
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Gambyt20
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

DLD bottle share. WOW! What a perfect complimentary duo of cherry and bourbon. This works so well for me, variants seemed slightly thicker from the cherries and slight but not overpowering sweetness marries so well with bourbon and stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xdtfx
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.47 out of 5 based on 1,399 ratings.
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