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RATINGS: 224   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 – 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwoodward (566) - - JUL 9, 2014
Had a glass on tap at Heidelberg for the Goose Island tasting. Very sweet, almost too much, but delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (602) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
On tap at Heidelberg for a Goose Island migration week tap takeover. The pour is a beautiful black like the others. There isn’t any head, just the beautiful black fluid of the gods. The aroma is nicely fruity, with a strong malt and roast backbone. The licorice and rye whiskey come through nicely and I just love the heated fruits. The flavor is blasting with fruit! Holy hell. I didn’t expect that. The roastiness and little bourbon come back on the end. But I love the fruits. It maintains a great fruitiness without compromising the lack of over-sweetness that shouldn’t be present. The mouth feel is a little thinner than the others but still thick and oily. I just it. The aftertaste is a little sweet and nicely roasty with a great, coating lingering beautifulness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Excellent barrel aged stout. The rye adds a spiciness that most can’t touch. Warm alcohol and dark cherries fill the nose. Alcohol and dark fruit, plums, raisins, cherries, force their way on your tongue. Finish is long and warming with a lasting alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1341) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Jet black with little tan head. Aromas of berries, coconut, vanilla, subtle whiskey. Tastes of big sweet berries, light coconut and vanilla, dark chocolate, some whiskey. Full body with a dry finish. Rye whiskey seems to be muted a bit by the berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared on the 4th of July. My 3000th rating! Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon nose. Flavors of dark cherries, plums, oak and bourbon. Wow. This is one fabulous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Spicy rye with sugary fruit jam, bourbon, and a slight medicinal smell in the aroma. Taste is sweet fruit and rye with light chocolate and fudge. Coating mouthfeel. Quite nice but the fruit is not quite as impressive as the Bramble.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 650ml (PBF IX)
Dark opaque color, small white head. Roasted, berryish aroma. Full-bodied. Sweet, berryish, boysenberry flavor. Bourbon is not very much present here. Intresting and different variety. Very berryish and quite sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6211) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
65 cl bottle @ PBF IX. Bottled on 20.11.2013.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Some dry malts and caramel notes, some licorice, faint soy and dark ripe fruits, some wooden notes also. Dark malts and some caramel on the flavor as well, some faint vanilla notes and some harsh coffee-like chocolaty notes. Some berry-granola notes on the aftertaste. A bit weird at first but turns quite aggressive towards the end. Complex but a bit too berry-dominant for my taste. Good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma gooseberries, some liquorice, alcohol and mild toffeeish and sweet malts. Flavour is liquorice, some toffee, mild fruits and some sugary notes. OK, but too much berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
650 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a black colour with a small beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, rich red berries and wood. Flavour of roasted malts, very rich red berries, some wood, bilberry pie, wood and some pie crust. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Soft. Really smooth and enjoyable.

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