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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Cherry Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 266   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
22oz bottle: pours an oily opaque with a thin spotty-lacing dark brown head. Has a sweet rich dark chocolate caramel and cherry nose with a healthy dose of vanilla and bourbon. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark malts well-balanced with tart cherries and oaky bourbon. Finishes smooth and sweet with some dark cherry notes. Has some unique flavors, but I prefer the regular version.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Bottled @ Zeebra #2. 5cl sample. The aroma has cherries, some vanilla, roast. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, bit sweet, has roast, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and a subtle fruity cherry taste. Medium-full bodied. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_MedievAle (164) - Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2014
2012 bottle poured on 7/20/14. aroma: smells just like regular bcbs at this point--i.e., great, but no cherry or rye flavor. appearance: motor oil with quickly dissipating tan head. taste: sweet cherry background as the bitter oak, sweet vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow, and just a tinge of soy swirl in the mouth to the delicious cola-flavored end. palate: heavyweight, of course; syrupy with pretty great carbonation for being almost two years old.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks Dustin! Pours black with a small reddish brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, fruit, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, cherries, coffee, caramel, and alcohol. Very warming and very delicious. A real treat.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
At my place with Matt, Kristin, Jake, Jacob and Taylor. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is full fantastic cherry and bourbon, smooth sweet roasted malt. Taste is awesome cherry bourbon, rye barrel, some nice booze that goes with the rest of the beer. Fantastic, maybe the best fruited stout I have had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pours black like oil with tan head. Cherry, coconut, cocoa, and roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes like a cherry almond joy.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pitch black pour. Smells of wood and slight cherry and chocolate. Taste is unreal: coconut, cherries, slight booze. Phenomenal beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle 650 ml at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17.
Marked 13.7% and "Cherry Rye Brand Stout", bottled on 11/12/12, also marked 1913.
Black color, tan head. Sweet, alcohol, cherry, oat flakes scent. Sweet, whisky, raisin, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Very tasty, I want to have it again!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (2728) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2014 Bcbs cherry rye Bottle received in trade. Thank you AdamJackson! Pours viscous pitch black with a small dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, dark chocolate, tart cherries in brandy, charred wood, vanilla fudge, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, bourbon, burnt caramel and raisins. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty and fruity with roasted malts, dark chocolate, cherries in brandy, charred wood, vanilla fudge, roasted coconuts, dark roast coffee, raisins, Schwarzwald cake, liquorice fudge and warming alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, viscous, tiny fruity tart, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, tart cherries, raisins. Impressed with how prominent the cherries are. Rich and incredibly tasty...

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 (10276) - 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.


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