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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tortman18 (188) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours pitch black with A very, very, thin ring of chocolate head, that’s it. No lacing. Nose is very unique. Bourbon, a lot of vanilla, like all bourbon county, and a mix of berries. I can’t detect specific berry notes, but the presence of sweet fruit is there. Mouth is delicious. The boysenberry comes through very prominently for me. It’s like a chocolate covered boysenberry. Very sweet and tart. A lot of vanilla and some roasted malt. Great finish, with almost no bourbon present.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8251) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Pitch black pour with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and berries. The finish is boozy with a bourbon and sweet berry aftertaste. Very good all around.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Black color with a medium head. Coffee and chocolate aroma, a bit of light fruit as well. Big molasses and blackberry flavor. Light coffee. Very syrupy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1245) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
i am not s huge bourbon fan so these beers just dont excite me. this one was really smooth and one of the better barrel aged stouts. nice black coffee and bourbon hints. very thick and somewhat sweet. black pour with a tan head.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a nice looking dark body that supports a light mocha colored head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, pine hops, spicy oak, some boozy rye like notes and then some chocolate in the background. The taste delivers smooth and delicious chocolate and burnt sugars and rolling into very nice nectar sweet berry like notes that just fit in oh so well. To midway more chocolate murmurs to the surface with a mild sense of booze and bourbon like notes. Wow, this is just delicious. Well off into the background nearing the finish I get a little bit of light barrel notes that seem vaguely vanilla and a bit of molasses. Oh my this is good and oh so well integrated and balanced.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SKCwillie (20) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2014
One of the best beers I have ever had. Very dark but has a nice sweetness with a roasty finish. Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
GABF 2014. Massive raspberry jam nose, light bourbon. Viscous, but a bit less than the original. More raspberry jam, light rye spice, dark and milk chocolate. Decadent and all comes to together nicely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Weezel (207) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Awesome aroma. Boozy port like flavor. The berries stand out as well as the rye barrel. Well done

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (2291) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Sampled at GABF. Black appearance with a light brown head. Similar to BCS with a light rye spice, dark fruits and light resin. Inferior to other versions.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1095) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
bottle shared by a good friend, poured your regular bourbon county colour with no reall head. but just sticky lacing on the side of your glass. the smell is completely different compared to all other versions (like cherry..) very forward of the backyard berries, caramal, thick molassas, roasted malts, chocolate, sweet red forest fruits, bourbon part is a bit covered by the fruit sweetness, taste is more like a berry jam / marmalade as fresh fruits. forest fruits syrup, coffee, bit of a bourbon spice in the aftertaste. overall for me this is the less bourbon county version i’ve had this far (still need to do the barmble), it’s still very good, but it’s like the base beer is completely covered by fruits (and at this point i’m wondering if they have used only real fruits, or also some kind of a concentrated fruit juice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is pitch black with a small tan head and good lacing. Big coconut, bourbon, caramel, roast, dark cocoa, and light vanilla in the aroma. Taste is dark fruits, chocolate covered cherries, bourbon, toffee, some soy, licorice, coffee, and wood with a semi-sweet tangy finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Solid offering and the fruit is definitely toned down.


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