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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Almost black pour with small quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberry jam, vanilla, caramel and bourbon. Taste of chocolate fudge, caramel, slight coffee, vanilla, bourbon up front. Blackberries, cherries and raspberries in the middle and a nice whiskey finish. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, lower carbonation. One of the best beers I have had all year long. EXCELLENT!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (652) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Cereal, cocoa, molasses aroma. A lot of berry flavor, with sweet, roasted malt. Subtle whiskey flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours dark brown with no head.

Aroma: Raspberry jam, chocolate covered raspberry jellies. Bourbon.

Taste: Chocolate, bourbon, fresh tangy berry, oak , dark red oak wine.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied,low carbonation.

Overall: This is just taking the already sweet BCS to sweeter levels. It’s fun in a 2 oz. pour, but nothing you would drink much more of. I prefer BCS straight up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (755) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
Very dark brown, thin tan head. Aroma of deep malt, toffee, burnt sugar, licorice, berries evident. Flavor: very big rye barrel character in flavor with touch of heat, almost sticky-sweet with raisins, plums, berries, chocolate, interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours almost black with a beige head. This one is pretty close to being the best of the variants....along with the coffee. The jammy fruit element adds a level of complexity to the otherwise boozy barrel character. Flavors of chocolate and cherry, bourbon obviously, nice long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joshwoodward (567) - - 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 (623) - 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 (149) - 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 (1425) - 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 (3344) - 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.

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