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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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Always on the lookout for the next thing they can throw in a barrel, our brewers actually looked no further than their own backyard for this release Ė literally. Inspired by the berries they remember first eating from the trees in their yards; this Bourbon County release is full of the dark, spicy, and pleasantly sweet flavors of mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries. This trio of fruit nicely rounds out the spice and heat of the rye whiskey barrels in which they were aged, resulting in a smooth, jammy stout perfect for sipping on your back porch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (686) - USA - DEC 16, 2013
Aroma is rye whiskey raspberry chocolate. Appears inky black, brownish purple edges. Taste is berry chocolate. Juicy berry, chocolate, some booze. Well integrated whiskey flavor. Really good. The berry is less tannic and slightly sweeter than a raspberry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6477) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by a local rater. Black color. Thin khaki head. No lace really sticks. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Bigger, chewy body. Lightly dry finish. Very nice, sort of tropical fruity complex berry note. Light coffee, good dark chocolate, roast malt. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, light bite. Great, complex, imperial stout. Fruity berry notes work well here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3011) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle shared in the hotel room. Thanks! Pours a thick inky black with a thin beige head. Aroma has berry notes and chocolate, booze, some spice. I donít know particularly what any of the berries used actually taste like, but the berry character in this is pretty nice. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (6063) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
12/13/13. 22oz bottle. Finally slaying this walezbro. Had to walk into a store and buy it . Man, life is hard. Dark pour, basically black, not sure where it falls on GT2ís diagram of various blacks. Probably like almost Kenyan or so. Not close to Seal or anything. Underneath a small tan head that sticks. Big aroma, quite sweet, plenty of BA, bits of fruity berries. Flavor comes on stronger, and better, in my opinion. Sweet, lots of various berries, I suppose whatever those random berries are they used. To my wife and I, it tastes like those blackberry and raspberry candies you can get that are sorta soft and chewy in the middle but covered on the outside with the crunchy, color appropriate little dots or whatever, which also serves to make them look like the real fruit. Yeah, it tastes like those. Fruity and tasty. I donít think this would win the marathon, but it would probably get like 2nd or 3rd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle shared at capitol beer. Pours black with not much head. Taste is dark molasses at first but finishes with a big berry taste. Feels like your a kid eating jams or something. Still tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6538) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Ron at Capitol Beer. Pours near black with a short tan head and a heavy treacle aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with a hint of sweet berries. This is a very tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3975) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2013
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, whiskey, berries, chocolate and coffee, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the berries, whiskey, and this stout. Thick texture. A good beer but the berries are a little weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1085) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft to taster at FoBAB 2013, pours opaque black. Nose bourbon and slight spice. Taste, some sweet followed by berry. Then bourbon. Light on the mouth. Slight Bitter finish with a hint of berry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2327) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves very light lace. Aroma is mixed berry jam over a dark chocolate barrel stout, hint of booze. Taste is a awesome berry flavor with a sweet big stout. Thick sticky mouth, bit of a burn on the way down, minimal carbonation. Amazing, definitely well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (670) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black, minimal head. Aroma is complex. Mix of bourbon, vanilla, berries, overall sweetness. Taste is sweet up front, lots of berries. It mellows out the normal bourbon flavor, with hint of some chocolate. Nice different take on the bourbon county. Very nice.

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