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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Cherry Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PBAndJ (2) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
Poured from a mini growler into a water glass. Amazing aroma of dark cherry, spice, vanilla, oak, and toffee. Taste is of bourbon, fruit, roastiness, and alcohol. This beer drinks a bit like a smooth manhattan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Subtle aroma with a near perfect black pour, incredibly balanced taste and warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kimjongill (207) - - MAR 13, 2013
Fresh from bottle. Black pour with thin, light brown head. Malt and rye whiskey scent with a lot of cherries. Tastes similar to bourbon county, but with more cherry and a bit of a sour bite. Great, silky mouthfeel. Overall, just feels a bit lacking next to BCBCS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pcstuck (60) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours a dark black just BCS with a thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon, malt, chocolate and just the right amount of cherry. Something you want to sip on. Big bourbon flavors blended beautifully with the cherries, chocolate and slight vanilla. Not very acidic or bitter. Amazing beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
Share at Peg’s and Hunahpu’s Day. Pours bitch plack with a small dark tanned head leving laces. Aroma is sweet fruity cherries slightly roasted and fresh. Flavor is cherries pungent peppery fruity berry acidy and nicely bitter. FInishes sweet acidy cherries and a bit bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1243) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours a rich evil black. Aromas of malts, barrel and booze. Flavor is athe the bourbon county goodness with rich cherry notes. Big and thick. A splendid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4279) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bomber shared at RBWG Grand Tasting and again at Pre-Hunahpu Tasting Thursday. Pours a dark obsidian color with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, some light booze, some mild sweet cherries, chocolate, some oak, vanilla, and some mild tart cherry. Flavor is similar- a chocolate, cherry, booze, oak, vanilla, and sweet cocktail of flavors. Medium in body and a nice sipper to ponder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle shared in NH, many thanks to Adam. Pours dark, brown-black with a creamy, beige head. Definitely some tangy cherries in the aroma. Big sweet flavor, lots of dark, sugary malts, lightly cutting tart cherries, some bitter cherry pits. Big bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming to finish, some dark chocolate, fresh cherry character, dark bread, oily coconut, brown sugar, light vanilla. Very nice stuff. Quite drinkable with good depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (594) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2013
thanks Dan for opening this. growler from whole foods. Poured dark brown with a huge cherry scent. Flavor of cherry syrup, soy sauce and rye. very sticky palate. flavor bursts of cherry, even more in the growler than bottle. freakin delicious, my favorite of the variants

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Never really clamored for stouts with cherries added for some reason but this was different, a classy brew .. . deep black .. cherry, cherry pit, tar, and burnt rye bread .. . solid mouth .. . like i said, classy .. . . You get her gun and start attacking her with bullets...

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