Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee and Cherry Rye '12

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Swiderek202, Nov 22, 2012.

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  1. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    How would Jewel get 2 cases of Cherry, when all Binny's only got 1?
  2. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (228) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    That is a fucking joke!! I'd have some words with a place like that. I can understand a slight markup, even though these places are already making a decent % per beer anyways, but at what point do you start driving good customers away with this kind of business mentality.
  3. kenm2118

    kenm2118 Initiate (141) Apr 17, 2009 Illinois
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    Haymarket is a bar and typically bar prices are higher than beer store prices. Not saying it is right but that is what it is.
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  4. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    wait! where were people getting botulism?! any in the west burbs?!
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  5. DrWalterWhite

    DrWalterWhite Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2012 Illinois

    Shelf prices went up 80% or so, I think $40 at a bar represents a similar increase compared to last year.
  6. thereal

    thereal Initiate (145) Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    Good Christ y'all. A six pack of Two Hearted is about $10. That's $1.67 per beer. A bottle at a bar is $5. Is that highway robbery? No. And neither is a similar mark up on a more expensive bomber of BA beer. That's how bars WORK.
  7. trbergman

    trbergman Defender (670) Nov 17, 2006 England

    Bell's Cherry Stout wasn't released this year. Also much lower gravity and not barrel aged.
  8. bootlegger1929

    bootlegger1929 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2010 Illinois

    Although the bells bourbon barrel cherry at FOBAB was pretty good.
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  9. mattizmyname

    mattizmyname Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012

    cherry rye and bells cherry stout are so drastically different they're really not worth comparing.
  10. Corbet

    Corbet Initiate (164) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    No, but Bourbon Cherry Stout will be out sooner or later, and I'd rather take the 4 hour trip to Bells when it's released from Chicago and guarantee myself 3 bottles of it.
  11. chronie

    chronie Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Illinois
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    By sooner or later you mean next year right?
  12. chriltz

    chriltz Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois
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    and by next year you mean next month, right?
  13. badbeer

    badbeer Initiate (0) Jun 19, 2005 Iowa
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    Next month IS next year. Woah!
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  14. REA

    REA Initiate (131) Jan 5, 2010 Illinois
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    Picked up a cherry rye from Teddy's in arlington heights. 28.99 a bottle. They still had some left according to the beer guy there.
  15. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Thanks to Kristina, Cherry Rye was available to my friends this evening at the bar across the street from WLV at $20.49 a bottle
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  16. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (196) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    A case was available at 8pm at Fischmans for 21.99 per bottle
  17. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
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    When I asked Thursday a guy at Teddy's said you had to be a "TLC" member to buy it.
  18. DLDlulz

    DLDlulz Aspirant (216) Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    On a total side note, was a BYO sushi spot tonite and a guy rolled in with a 4 pack of BCS for him and his date. For one, I found it a very bad mix to eat sushi with. And #2, really, it's that avail that folks are rolling around with 4 packs to eat sushi!!!
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  19. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Aspirant (280) Mar 20, 2011 Illinois

    Really now we're concerned with what people pair their "limited" beer with?
  20. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    SE Wisco was fortunate to get Coffee and Cherry, albiet a crazy small amount. The stores I am aware of all reported less that a case of coffee and a max of 1-2 BOTTLES of cherry.
  21. Kwaz

    Kwaz Initiate (149) Mar 31, 2012 Illinois
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    Not sure if there is individual keg variation on this or what, but the Bell's BA Cherry Stout that I had at FOBAB was awful, borderline drain pour.
  22. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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    I felt the exact same when I had it at the Eccentric Cafe a few months ago, especially when next to BA 9,000.
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  23. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Initiate (177) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    It's gone.
  24. yepbye2

    yepbye2 Initiate (175) Feb 23, 2011 Illinois
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    Agreed. I dumped the last ounce or two of mine to save my ABV intake for beers that tasted good. BA Batch 9000 is awesome though.
  25. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Initiate (177) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    I wasn't able to score a Cherry Rye. Any suggestions for the NW burbs by O'Hare?
  26. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Aside from seeking out on-premise options (Hopleaf is out; they got six bottles and sold out within an hour once they were available; they were $42/bottle), I can only suggest trading. However, what you would have to give up in trades would, most likely and in my opinion, not be worth it.
  27. Jagen

    Jagen Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    Also in the NW burbs...resigned to not getting any and not willing to pay $40 at a bar
  28. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (287) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    Now that the hunt for Cherry is winding down in Chicago, you can start looking for bars that have Baudoinia on tap.
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  29. Kyleisdesign

    Kyleisdesign Initiate (48) Jan 27, 2011 Illinois
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    I managed to score a Cherry Rye today at lunch at the place on the SE corner of Damen and Lawerence. They had them under the counter. Limit one per person. $24.99. Slightly marked up but worth it at this point I think. They also had Coffee. Not sure how many of either are left.
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  30. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (204) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    I finally got to try the Cherry Rye last night at Paddy Long's and I was a little bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I think it is a delicious beer, but my expectations were probably built up too high based on how hard it has been to chase down in Chicago combined with the fact that I love Bramble and expected Cherry to compete with or possibly even surpass Bramble. For my enjoyment, I think Cherry is equivalent to the much easier to obtain Coffee and totally not worth the effort to hunt down or the ridiculous asking price people are demanding in trades.

    My ranking would be Bramble>Vanilla>Cherry=Coffee>Regular

    Disclaimer: I have not had Rare.
  31. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (325) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Wow, you really like Bramble, eh?

    I agree though, glad I got to try Cherry at GI Black Friday. It was very good, but not worth the insanity its caused around here. I'm perfectly happy with a bottle of Coffee and being able to find regular on the shelf just about anywhere I look.
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  32. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (204) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Yes, I'm a huge fan of fruited BA stouts.
    Bramble is the best example I have had, IMO.
  33. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (715) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    I've had all of the varients within the past few weeks, some multiple times. My personal opinion is as follows:

    Vanilla>Bramble>Rare>Cherry>2012 Coffee>2011 Coffee>Regular>2010 Coffee
  34. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I'll throw my hat into the "bramble beats cherry" ring, based on the Black Friday event. The raspberry tartness really adds another dimension to Bramble that's missing from Cherry. However, seeing several untappd checkins for Cherry that claim "on tap is sooo much better than the bottle!" now I have to track it down on tap which might be a tall order. edit: can anyone confirm that the pours at the black friday event were all from bottles?
  35. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (204) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    I have only had Cherry on tap, it was lacking the tartness I expected.
    I agree the tartness of Bramble is what really puts it above Cherry for my tastes.
  36. Jagen

    Jagen Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    Haven't had Bramble but had Cherry on tap at Paddy's...I had 6 oz pours of vanilla, cherry, and coffee in front of me and had to taste the cherry several times before I believed it was, in fact, cherry. It was way more subtle than I thought it would be...I wanted the tartness to be much more pronounced. It came out more when it warmed up but it was still a little disappointing.
  37. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (715) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Yes, the pours were from bottles.
  38. chriltz

    chriltz Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois
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    Berkots in new lenox has some coffee...and kenwood in homer glen has a few cases of plain BCBS.
  39. Crungy

    Crungy Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2007 Illinois

    I just saw bought a few coffees from a new shipment in the north burbs. Unfortunately, no cherry...
  40. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Are you sure it was Cherry Rye and not the BCBS Cherry? I tried the BCBS Cherry in Madison at the Great Taste this summer and felt the exact same way.

    Cherry -

    Cherry Rye -
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