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

Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand StoutCherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout
BA SCORE
4.5/5
1,402 Ratings
Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand StoutCherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ChugginOil on 11-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,402
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
984
Gots:
413
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,402 |  Reviews: 204
Photo of BPMeyer27
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xdtfx
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jbrianlee88
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of socon67
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Photo of Cubatobaco
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xtonytx
4.14/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11/12/12 and poured into my BCS 2015 snifter. Been sitting on this one since I acquired it almost 2 years ago so today (for whatever reason) was the day! Slightly oxidized and the rye barrel influence has faded no doubt but still subtle presence. Michigan cherries still might tasty, though!

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

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

Photo of MartyIU13
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of mattreitz49
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moneynoobject
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyShaker1
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bferber
4.76/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.72/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black colored pour, small head on it, super thin, almost no lace/retention to speak of. Aroma was booze and cough syrup heavy kind of cherry. Not good cherry.

Flavor drops lots of sugar on the tongue, still seems like the booziest of all bourbon counties. Oak is overwhelmed. Fragmented tartness, this comes off as way darker cherry than the tart ones though. Low smooth carbonation that is on point for what it is (but also continues to make me think cough syrup at times). My least favorite bourbon county beer.

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

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osant37
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,402 ratings
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