tderoeck (7901) - 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_Benís 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 (1155) - 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 (6454) - 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...
aleigator (735) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to Greg for the bottle, enjoyed in 022015.
Pours a viscous, coal black color, with super fizzy head, leaving behind a thin, white lacing.
Has pungent aromas of slightly sour, fermented fruits, with matured raspberries being the most present for me. The prominent fruitiness gets joined by wooden bakers chocolate, fudge and toffee, topped off by sticky fruit syrup. The syrupy aspect invites a decent barrel oakiness to the palate, together with slightly sweetened cocoa and a rich Bourbon note, revealing dried blackberries.
Begins with earthy malts, slightly bitter coffee, chocolate and dried fruits, which got a fermented acidity to them, creating an unusual sour note, which blends perfectly into the coffee. This gets coated up by syrup and toffee, highlighting noble, ripe wild berries, while blackberries turn out more present then they did on the nose. On this sweet fruit impression settles a pungent, wooden, hot Bourbon bite, highlighting the berries even more, by creating a liqueur impression. While bakers chocolate and wooden malts still provide a convincing balance, the beer is certainly on the sweeter side, with warming marmelade and syrupy molasses among a wooden vanilla dryness. The prominent berries prevail till the end, with sugared lemon peel being added to the mix, while the bourbon leaves a sharp bite on the tongue, which turns out to be slightly tooth numbing, with chocolate malts and a whiff of syrup adding a recognizable sweetness to the slightly wooden dry finish.
JefVerstraete (2817) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! On RBBWG 2015. Dark brown/black colour. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, whisky, vanilla, red fruit. Well balanced. Bit on the sweet side but very good.
77ships (7446) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
#4500. Thanks to tderoeck! Happy birthday. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Black, no head. Nose is thick mocha, huge bourbon, spirit-like, chocolate, thick syrupy, sludgy, light berries. Taste is warming, boozy bourbon in a good way, boozy tasting (bourbon is strong & boozy as is usual for BCBS variants), lots of berries, almost jam-like in the start, warming, chocolate with molasses-like consistency. Thick, little in the way of carbonation. Awesome as usual for these beers.
Benzai (12813) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG. Opaque pitch black color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sourish firm roast.A bit too firm actually. imo itís too much and not very balanced. Meh.
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBBWG shared by tderoeck. Dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla. Sweet, vbalanced. Awesome.
drfabulous (6332) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle shared at Goose Island tasting. Held up nicely. Berry throughout. Blackberry on the nose. Mix of black and raspberry. Nice.
MrHangover (3865) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ the Epic Bourbon County Tasting. Pours a pitch black beer with a very small beige head on top. Aroma has sweet malts, fruits, bourbon touches and an overwhelming sweet fruity presence. Flavor has bourbon notes, loads of very sweet red fruits and the sweetness is very overwhelming, almost too much. Itís so sweet, that itís hard to get the sweetness. Itís like drinking unblended fruit juicy with chocolate sauce drizzled over it. Very sweet and fruity..