Home >

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Cherry Rye Barrel

Serve in Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

fidemaster's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
My mom surprised me with this beer. (Great job Mom). It has a pleasant aroma much like the original. I did not detect the cherries in the aroma. It had a beautiful color. It has a wonderful complex flavor of well aged bourbon, with a slight sour cherry finish. It has a strong coffee finish. It is great, maybe not my favorite variant, but its great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (447) - - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark purple-black with some thinner highlights and a silky, sandy tan head. Tangy nose, like mulled cider. Sour cherry, cinnamon, vanilla, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, caramel. The flavor reminds me of a soda -- black cherry. Dark chocolate-soaked tart cherries, French vanilla, tons of alcohol. Oily, creamy, full body. Mild, prickly carbonation. Very noticeable alcohol. Nice balance of tartness and sweet roast flavor. What a unique beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2046) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Number 2000. Pours the part. Smells like all the other BCBS varients with some cherries. Taste follows the same lines. Bourbon, chocolate covered cherries, vanilla, oak. Medium body with decent boost. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jabah (175) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
My neighbor who worked at Total Wine & More grabbed a bottle of this before he switched jobs. I was lucky enough to be involved in the sharing. Heavy and sweet... with flavors of chocolate, cherries, coffee, bourbon, etc. Complex and bold. Probably more of a dessert brew. Not only is it delicious, but it will get you very buzzed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7411) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2015
66cl bottle sample via trade with AdamJackson @ lucha libre night comes to LeRoeulx. Anno 2012. De couleur brune foncée, col fin blanc-cassé, léger doré au verre. Arôme est malté avec un bouquet de cerise qui reste très présent et fort prenant. Cela est en parfaite harmonie avec le bouquet chocolaté de cette bière. Palais offre une belle complexité de la cerise qui reste profonde avec une petite touche surette. Le tout est en balance avec un profil malté conséquent qui donne un caractère plein de chocolat et de malts grillés. Pointe de chaleur se dégageant des 13% de cette bière et une petite touche épicée de seigle. Comme souvent avec ces séries de BCS, on n’est rarement déçu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rood (55) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
Aroma and taste: Cocos and cherries. Dense beer. Very sugary. Bounty on kriek. Tasty sipper. thanks berntholer for sharing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2504)
- Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 1/24/15 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle, big thanks to Kyle for sharing! Pours nearly black with a thick brown head that leaves average lace. The nose is cherry tootsie roll with some maple, caramel, and vanilla oak. The flavor is more whiskey and cherry with the chocolate tootsie roll on the mid palate. The body is full with light carbonation and a long cherry and chocolate syrup finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2682)
- Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours out black with an almost not there medium sized tan head. Aroma is of cherries, lots of cherries. Chocolate, mild boozy notes, wood and some roast. Taste is very complex with a silky smooth mouthfeel, lots of cherries, chocolate, wood, fruity sweetness, roast and a mild bit of some boozy notes from the whiskey. This was one of the best variants to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3098) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle @ the Epic Bourbon County Tasting. Last beer of the BCBS variations, completed the list now. Pours a pitch black beer with a small brownish head on top. Aroma of coco, cherries, red fruits, some vineous stuff, slight bourbon. Flavor is sweet and very fruity, like the Bramble Rye, but now less overpowering. A big boozy background and fruity front makes this quite enjoyable to drink. Both the cherries and the whiskey are easily picked out alongside some chocolate notes. Again the base beer is present, but tweaked into something slightly different. Smooth silky finish. Another great example here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (454) - - JAN 10, 2015
Drank at the magnificent BCBS tasting in Bodegraven 10/1/2015. Not as rich and complex as the other fruit-beer (backyard). Just bourbon county beer with some cherry hints. No added layer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5606) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 10, 2015
Sample at the Bourbon County tasting, De Molen. Poured a deep mahogany witn a round bubbly tan head. The aroma is rich roasty, alcohol bitter, red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate acid sour light sweet with a rich cherry malt yeast acid palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 29

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50