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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, virtually none lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, dark chocolate, cherry, wood, alcohol - whisky, moderate roasted. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, cherry, wood, sweet cherry, chocolate, coconut, cocktail cherries - chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130913]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth dark roasted malty and light breadish. Smooth almondish, phenolic and strong alcohol burn. Warming finish, cherrry, roasted malty and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at Tasting at Amager Bryghus. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and cherry wine with notes of marzipan. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, cherries and marzipan with notes of cherry wine. Sweet and roasted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate cherry aroma. Roasted malty chocolate cherry and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty thick cherry chocolate finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle @ Milan-PSV warm up. Trade with Sean9689. Pours black with a very small creamy head - slowly fading. Complex nose. Flavor is Cherries, whiskey, wood, vanilla, coffee, smoke and mild alcohol warmth. Smooth, silky and soft. Overly complex and delicious. Holy scheiss!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to Papsø. Black - offwhite head. Spicy, rye spicy, bisquit, vanilla, cherry, tabacco, chocolate, oilet texture, burned malts, marzipan, oakey, cherry stone, wooden, light artificial cherry stone, a bit too mush - a bit unbalalned.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Almost black color, almost flat. Aroma of licorice, cherry, light mixed spice. Taste is rich spiced Christmas fruitcake, anise, cherries. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11520) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
(2012 bottle) Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, Bourbon, light roast. Taste is sweet, cherry, some milk chocolate, Bourbon/vanilla. Sticky full body, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting shared by CSteele thanks-bottle-lt brown-black. A-rye, wood, dk malt. T-cherry, rye, wood, dk malt-molasses. A bit hot, nice.


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