1FastSTi (3346) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled multiple times at WhiskeyFest Chicago. The beer pours to a black body with a tan head. The aroma is quite good. Lots of dark fruits like blackberries and other fruits from spiked plants. There’s lots of chocolate malts, some anise, and rye whiskey. I quite enjoyed this beer. The palate was thick and coating, but not sticky. Rich beer.
koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From notes. Shared at a BCBS tasting put on by Brian Winters. Thanks! Oh my god. This is unbelievable. The pour is the typical viscous oily black that we’ve all come to expect of a BCBS. The aroma is amazingly jammy. The fruits are killer! So much blackberry and raspberry, There is also a lot of rye spice and a wonderful chocolate and roasted malt. It’s just amazing. The flavors mimic this perfectly. The fruits explode in a wondrous jammy bliss and a chocolate malt. The other dark fruits are really good, along with a touch of molasses and a delightful complexity. Damnit. The mouth feel is unbelievable thick and jammy with the molasses and chocolate. The carbonation is beautiful for how old this is. The aftertaste is lingeringly fruity with a great malt and rye whiskey spice that I love. So, so, so good
umich03jm (2901) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is packed with jammy berries. Good amount of milk chocolate too with some light whiskey. Taste is packed with rich berries. Crazy how much berry is here still after 3.5 years. Milk chocolate, oak, and light rye spice finish it out. Great variant.
markextrae (2355) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle shared by a friend. 2011 version allready... Poured your regular bourbon county pitch black colour With a small non lasting beige head. Leasing a small oily ring, fresh raspberries and dark berries hits the nose in no time, dark roasted malts, dark sweet bitter chocolate, spiced rye, oak, mouthfeel explodes with dark berries, going to a sweet raspberry and spiced rye whisky finish. Some charred oak, such a full mouthfeel. Still a ton of fruit in this one. After 4 years now. This is at it’s peak. Backyard was to arteficial. Cherry was really good, but this one is spot on! Best fruited version of bourbon county for me! Incredible
PartyFowle (707) - - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THICK. This pours from the bottle like syrup -- a scary, viscous muck. Deep black in hue, with a whisper-thin layer of raspberry-brown bubbles that rises from the deep. In the aroma, this is very similar to the standard BCS: rich vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, milk chocolate, a touch of toast. A swirl brings out the berries, a background of raspberry and marionberry. The flavor is very similar to BCS as well, displaying the same rich chocolate and French vanilla notes. When cold, the adjuncts are muted, but near room temperature they emerge in a big way. Blue and blackberries swirl, while tart raspberry grips the back of the tongue in the finish. The body is a fairly water medium-light, not nearly as thick as expected. Jammy overall. The berries take the edge off the whiskey and add a nice wrinkle to the flavor.
UDBeernut (2242) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my cellar. Pours the part. Nose is full of bourbon and slight berry. The berry flavoring is more pronounced up front in the mouth, bourbon and chocolate finish. Body is a tad thinner than many of the bcbcs variety, but still packs a punch.
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Appearance is black motor oil with a thin layer of chocolate head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry jam. Taste is chocolate, raspberry jam, light vinious undertones, and coffee. Finshes with burnt brown sugar, light carbonation, and full bodied. Overall, this really tasty, not nearly as sweet as some of the reviews had me thinking this might be but this bottle is over three years old, still decedent though and best enjoyed in small samples.
olr1984 (1366) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a dark black with a small tan head. lots of rye whiskey barrel taste with a slight berry finish. would like to have tried this fresh
tderoeck (6651) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
14/II/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, bottled: XII/10/11 (2015-226) Thanks to Amy for the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, raisins, malty, sweet, forest fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, very fruits, raspberries, alcohol, sour cherries, boozy, forest fruits, vanilla, caramel, pretty sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, red currants, alcohol, boozy, very fruity, sourish touch, vanilla, more alcohol, very alcoholic. Finished the bottle and got wasted after all. :p The end of a great tasting!
SPDickerman (1075) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with a tiny tan head. Smells of fruit and hints of chocolate. Taste is blackberry, raspberry, spicy, chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Bramble Rye finishes with a fruity sweetness.
bytemesis (4946) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to cocoapuph! Pours opaque black, fairly fizzy small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with some residual lacing. Aroma is chocolate, blackberry, toffee, whiskey, vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet, strong berries, black berries in particular, lots of milk chocolate, rye whiskey. Fullish body, some creaminess. Nice beer, pretty sweet tho. Sorry I opened this alone...