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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Cherry Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
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Our brewers love experimenting with their beer almost as much as they love drinking it. This unique blend, aged in rye whiskey barrels with loads of whole Michigan cherries, is the one they are proud to finally let you share with your friends at home – or not. After your first sip, you’ll agree, this beer has some real stones.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricTeusink (698) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
NYC Trip Beer #10. The bottle list at the Guilty Goose rolled deep. Split the bottle four ways with my wife and some friends we had met for drinks. Poured nearly black with a touch of red. The Cherry flavor permeates and perfectly balances this imperial stout. This beer would be fantastic as a desertif; I would love to use it as such at some future dinner party (if I can ever find it again). Bottle - Guilty Goose - New York, NY

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dctriman (59) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
Actually prefer regular BCBS and BCBCS over this one. I didn’t think the cherry flavor matched well with the rest of the beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
From a 22oz bottle - not sure who brought this based on my notes. Poured a black color, light tan-colored head. Aroma was roasted malts, smooth bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate - lots of tart cherries. Flavor reminds me of canned cherries - syrup notes. Alcohol is there, but for almost 14% - it does get masked more than I expected it would. Pretty tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
22oz bottle: huge thanks to brewtopia..Pour is dark with a dark tan head that fades..Nose is sweet and sour cherries,vanilla, fudge,chocolate,wet wood..Taste is amazing nutty fudge,rich,chocolate cake,vanilla,cherry,very balanced sweetness, the flavor gets very bold when it hits your palate. Wow, such and amazing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9794) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry, roast and chocolate malt with spicy rye. Flavor is sweet malt and cherry with spicy rye and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3855) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft at Cannery Row Brewing. Nose is chocolate covered cherries, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and extra cherries. Pitch black with a virtually nonexistent head. (Did Tommie at Lost Abbey brew this?) Flavor is cherries, chocolate, and light bourbon from the syrupy body. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
17th April 2013
Stouts III Tasting. Thanks to Bruce for this belter! Almost opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous with fine carbonation. Sweetish dark chocolate with a little aniseed and spice. Malt cream. Lovely morello cherry, not too sweet. Little rye spice. Touches of marzipan and almond. Finishes sweet and mildly spicy. Lovely!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3394) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Pitch black pour. Aroma is roasty, cherries, fruity, smooth and burnt. Flavor is slightly sour, sweet, quite bitter, roasted, a bit messy. One of the lesser Bourbon County brews, but still great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma has big sour cherry and other red fruits, also stout in the background. Flavour is liquorice, roast and slight sour cherry with a faint bready whiskey notes. Awesome combo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle pours very dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma cherry, malts, whiskey. Taste dark fruits, dark cherry with faint rye and strong caramel malts. Rich full thick palate. Finish mainly a continuation of the taste.

I enjoyed this more than the bramble, which was very fruit forward with a BCS behind it. This beer integrates the fruit very well to make a unique taste of it’s own.


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