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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Cherry Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 268   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RoNo (58) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Flaska på "fruit of the foeder" Svart dryck med en doft av kakao, vanilj och körsbär. Smak av lakrits, kakao och vanilj. Otroligt bra öl.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at Fruit of the Foeder, 2014-05-17. Pitch black beer with a nice brownish head. Chocolate aroma, licorice, fruity, cherries, caramel, coffee, raisins, dades, toffee, prunes, vanilla, woody notes, some grapes. Roasted chocolate flavor, vinous, cherries, caramel, raisins, warming alcohol, vanilla, woody. Chocolate and cherry flavor, licorice, caramel notes. Amazing beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Fruits of the foeder @ Alex Black with a small, beige head. Vinous aroma with chocolate, cherries and coffee. Sweet and fruity flavour; cherries and chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (274) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (847) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours dark brown to pitch black with a small to medium tan head. Aroma has vanilla, some licorice, dark chocolate and some fruitiness from the cherries. Taste has lots of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some cherry fruitiness and a medium bitter finish. Full body and soft carbo. Nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2188) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Another great BA Bourbon County. This one has some delicious cherry notes, with some smooth and warming rye whiskey. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts. Less fruity than the bramble. More subtle with hints of cherry fruitness. Great balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1256) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Volle zwarte kleur met een aardige kraag. Ruikt zoet, bourbon, kers. Smaakt vol, kers, vanille en alcohol. Zware nasmaak.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1481) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good tan brown head. Smells bourbon, vanilla, cherry, rye. Tastes about the same. Low carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4013) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Works very well, better than the regular version because the cherry works to balance out the barrel here. Light bit of sourness. Pours black and syrupy like the others. Finishes sour and bitter. Roast malt and chocolate still well evident. Well balanced. Reminds me of Bring out your dead. Tap at Churchkey at Migration Week Goose Island event.


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