Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Cherry Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Several 22oz bottles over the past several months.

Pours black, light tan-colored head, thin ring around the glass. Nose is smooth bourbon, oak, chocolate, and a nice amount of tart cherries. Flavor is sweet & smooth bourbon & chocolate, oak, and lots of cherries. The alcohol is really well-hidden for such a "fresh" beer and clocking in at almost 14%. Body is full, rich & smooth, creamy finish.

Yet another well-done Bourbon County Brand Stout variant, and Im not all that surprised. Looking forward to see how this develops over the years, even though its drinking wonderfully right now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaser (6148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2017
My favorite BCS I've had, besides maybe 13/14 Prop. Had at a bottle share, about 8oz. Thick black pour. Of course cherries dominate. Chocolate, creamy and bourbon notes too. Fan-freaking-tastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1796) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for the 1st bi-annual Day of Surprises Boondoggle. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, cherry, barrel, dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, great. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured thickish. Taste is bourbon, caramel, roasted malt, cherry, barrel, chocolate, good. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, cherry and bourbon caramel aftertaste. Overall, enjoyable, although I wish I would have tasted it in its prime.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (3078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Aroma of tart cherry and almost no barrel. Flavor is incredibly balanced, 5 years really did this beer well. light tart cherry flavors with some barrel to even it out. absoutely fantastic. had back to back with assassin and this destroys it. possibly the best beer i have ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3983) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
December 21, 2016. Bottle
Black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is fruity, roasted and malty with sweet cherries, toasted coconut, dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, bourbon. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Finish is sweet with toffee, caramel, slughtly tart and sweet cherries, smooth bitter dark chocolate, coffee.
Very nice one, lots of cherries and coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomat (3788) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and fruity tones. Fruit, caramel, malt, coconut and hops. Full body with a nice bitter/ fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1185) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
A: Deep dark brown/pitch black coloured with a very thin brown lacing N: Armagnac, coffee, cherry wood, coconut water T: Cherry, toasted coconut, chocolate O: VERY nice balanced cherry touch to it! Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1798) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
Merci Marc-Andr pour le partage de cette bouteille pour laquelle nous avons travaill fort! Beau liquide qui me parat prsenter des reflets rouges. Est-ce une simple illusion attribuable ma grande hte de dguster ce mythique produit? Peu de mousse, beaucoup dattentes. La cerise se fait discrte au nez et a me plat. Jeus t trs drang par une abondance de cerises trop sucres ou trop acidifiantes. Il nen est rien ici. La cerise est perceptible mais demeure trs en retrait. Toute la place est laisse la chaleur de ce stout et Pre Rye. Une pointe de ce fruit en arrire-scne me plat toutefois beaucoup. Le liquide me ravit cependant moins en bouche. Non pas que la cerise soit mal intgre au produit, mais je la trouve lourde et fatiguante. Trop de sucre rsiduel. La cerise me semble tout coup sirupeuse et mme artificielle. Je crois que cest trop. Le vieillissement en ft de Rye apporte toutefois une note pice qui attnue leffet confitur de la cerise, mais je peine imaginer affronter un verre de plus de 3 onces de cette bire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (16164) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 Bottle - pours black tan head - nose/taste of rye, bourbon, cherry, chocolate roast, oak and alcohol in finish - full body

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (10046) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle sampled at a tasting. No head. Clear black pour. Whiskey aftertaste with subtle cherries

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxodom (47) - - JAN 6, 2016
going from memory. Bottle in July. Not as much Cherry as i was hoping based on all the reviews, but definitely had the cherry flavor. base was classic with little head. Overall very good, but not worth what is trading for in my opinion.

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