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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 Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,414
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
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982
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Ratings: 1,414 |  Reviews: 206
Photo of edthehead
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rristow
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Jangoon24
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattboyer182
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of coz
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
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 CityFarmer
4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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 -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.99/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Photo of GMorgan
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,414 ratings