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Cherry Rye Bourbon County Stout brewed by Goose Island Beer Company


Cherry Rye Bourbon County Stout brewed by Goose Island Beer Company - Chicago, Illinois

At Goose Island our brewers love experimenting with their beer almost as much as they love drinking it. This unique blend of Bourbon County Brand Stout was aged in rye whiskey barrels with loads of whole Michigan cherries. This is one massive beer the brewers 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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Cherry Rye Bourbon Stout Stout Information:
Style: Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Cherries Added
Alcohol by Volume: 13.7%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Color: Midnight
Hops: Columbus
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, Debittered Black, Rye 
 

       
Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Appearance: Pours black as expected with little to no head.

Aroma: Sour cherries, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, pear, apples, figs, brown sugar, delicious.

Taste: Chocolate covered cherries with whiskey. This is nothing short of amazing! Cherries punch you in the face, followed by a chocolate/slight vanilla middle with a Rye Whiskey aftertaste. The booze at the end is very subdued, and is very impressively masked, considering the abv. The ending is cherry sweet with some slight bitterness from the booze. I'm getting warm inside quite quickly...

Mouthfeel: Thick, but not too thick, which is making me realize that this fact is aiding my fast pace of drinking this. It's not quite as thick as regular BCBS, but nowhere near as thin as World Wide Stout. Pretty similar mouthfeel to KBS.

Overall: Dessert in a bottle. This is definitely one of the best beers I've ever drank. It's insanely drinkable fresh at 13.7 abv. I can only see age doing this well as it will surely get smoother with time, and be even more drinkable, if that's possible. Without a doubt, I'd have to put this personally in front of regular BCBS and BCBCS.
  
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Goose Island History
When the first Goose Island Brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in Midwestern culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy, with only a handful of brewpubs in existence in the Midwest. In his travels across Europe, beer-lover John Hall had enjoyed a distinctive local brew in each region he visited. Hall was convinced that Midwesterners could produce beers as good or better than those he’d tasted in his travels. Living on the shore of the largest system of fresh water on the planet Earth, in a city with rapidly evolving tastes – John decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that.

The key to building interest in craft beer, Hall decided, was to allow consumers to watch the brewing process – while providing them with the then-novel experience of enjoying a wide variety of distinctive beers that had been produced on-site. Hall wanted to not only cater to his customers’ tastes, but to challenge them as well. Goose Island’s brewers set to work crafting a diverse selection of unique beers – and on Friday, May 13, 1988 the Goose Island Brewpub was born.

It turned out that John was right; Chicagoans palates evolved rapidly once Goose Island’s Brewpub opened its doors and introduced the city to distinctive craft beer. By 1995, the brewpub had become so popular that John Hall decided to open a larger brewery and bottling plant to keep up with demand. Finding still more room for growth, in 1999 Hall opened a second Goose Island Brewpub just a stone’s throw away from historic Wrigley Field.

Today, Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in 26 states and Europe.
 





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