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:
1,400
Reviews:
204
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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985
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark as nite.

Smell is BCS with cherries.

Taste is tart black sweetened cherries in Bourbon County Stout. A lot of vanilla going on.

Creamy and velvety. And this thang is sticky. All night sipper.

Finally get on tap at the Local Option in Chicago. This mother trucker is balls on!! One of the best brews I've ever had---ever!!!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm finally giving a 5 rating. This 2012 offering pours a thick black color and coats the snifter with a thin slickness, underscoring a richness and depth of what it will taste like. There is a slight reddish hue. Scents of bourbon, maraschino cherries, and chocolate notes hit the nose immediately.

Beer is splendidly complex. Rich cherry notes perfectly align with the bourbon flavors that GI consistently churns out in their BCBS line. The addition of rye notes gives a bite that plays off the warming burn in the finish just right. I really cannot find anything I don't like in this beer. The bottle was split 4 ways, and I could have had more.

I think the aging and the liquid itself worked out perfect, and thus the score. This is as good as it gets for me. I enjoy complexity in my imperial stouts. I have now seen the top of the mountain and all that left is to find another peak. Cheers!

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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.47 out of 5 based on 1,400 ratings.
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