Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Cherry Rye Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   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, youll agree, this beer has some real stones.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (2127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22oz from Jim. Thanks! A: very thick black with a thin mocha head. Nice legs. N: Chocolate, coffee, cherry, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, peppercorn, rye. T: Cherries are pronounced, quite sweet. Like a dark chocolate covered bing. N: Very oily. Thick. Alcohol is well-hidden. O: A very interesting combination. It doesnt totally work for me, but I wouldnt turn it down again, either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Solid black with virtually no head. Aroma is bourbon, cherry, fig, marzipan, chocolate, hint of booze. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet on the palate with a slightly boozy finish. Taste is cherry, chocolate, toasted coconut, marzipan. Nice but I prefer the other Bourbon Counties.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle share. Bomber bottle date 11/12/12. Of course it's "black". Ruby highlights. Aroma big with cherry, milk chocolate, wood, and alcohol burn. Taste is a lot of cherry, showcasing tartness. Like liquefying cherry skin, adding chocolate, soaking wood chips in it, then squeezing the glory out of the wood. Then serving it with a shot of bourbon. It's delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2990) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle @ Champions League night, thanks dedollewaitor. Deep ruby body with a small ogffwhite head. Aroma is like the regular bourbon stout with cherry sauce like christmas eve, whiskey, barrel, vanilla. Flavour is sweet cherries, whiskey, barrel, roasted malt. It has a fruity/cherry like and boozy aftertaste. Complex. Wouw, this is so far a crazy Champions League/beer night. Lets all hope for a AC Milan victory tonight. Forza Milan.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (15770) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
From a bomber. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and cherry with some whiskey notes. Taste is whiskey, cherry and chocolate. Another great BCS variant.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and a small sized tan head. Aromas of wood, dark cherries, vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Tastes of cherries (more than the aromas), vanilla, chocolate, roast, woody, and bourbon. Medium alcohol in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1324) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. The pour is dark with only a lacing, which holds true of the family. The aroma has faint tart cherry with only a hint of bourbon. The cherry comes through more in the taste. A dark tart cherry taste. Probably my least favorite BCBS, but it is an overall high standard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Shared bomber with jimmeekrek. Thanks! Spicy rye aroma and some booze. 9 month old bottle. Cherry is subtle. Sweet and a little spicy. Very nice

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2013
GTMW - Madisons This is a big sweet BCS with a slightly tart lightly sour cherry aroma. The tartness of the cherries cut through the big sweetness of the BCS. There is some light wood and spice notes that are likely from the Rye. The tiny tartness in the finish made this my favorite BCS yet.


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