baraciisch (2203) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black with light mahogany red rim... Not much head... Aroma is berry jam... Flavor is big berry jam, dark roasted malts, rich malts... Kinda cough syrupy finish... Great beer, wish it was more roasted on finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle for rating #6200:   Goose Island Bourbon County Bramble Rye Cough Syrup should sum this up nicely.
gEUS (1340) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Kulminator. Pours pitch black, no head. Intense nose of freshly squeezed forest fruits and roasted coffee beans. Medium body with nice roastiness, but my lord, the astringent fruit sours make the beer rather uh... not that good. Promising in the nose, but missed it.
Ferris (6745) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Boozy and jam and mollasses. Jet black with a thin head. Jam and chocolate chocolate. Just like at Christmas, but good. Another winner.
skortila (4712) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ Zeebra #2. Sampled 5cl. The aroma has lots of fruity berries, some bourbon, some chocolate, some roast. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has raspberries, dark fruits, roast, chocolate, booze. Very nice. Medium-full bodied, velvetty.
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Black with brown foam. Very nice layered aroma. Fruit-forward at first, with blackberry seeming to edge it over raspberry. Behind the fruit is bourbon and behind that is chocolate maltiness. Taste is also fruit-smothered but I can just pick out hints of tobacco, roast etc from the base and barrel. Almost chewy palate at times. Peppered with sweetness all through, but never overly so. The inclusion of the fruits work well enough, but I think I’d prefer fruit elements in a stout to be a sideline rather than a focus point.
Gerardgathier (511) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer
MarcoDL (2585) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a great experiment. The roastedness and Bourbon vanilla combine greatly with the bramble rye whiskey notes and the fruits. Amazing beer.
caesar (5566) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts. In flavor lots of blackberries and dark ripe fruit, which was hardly in the aroma. Slight tartness as well. Nice stuff, but I preferred the more subtle cherry version.
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: alcohol, coffee, quite fruity, berries.
TASTE: alcohol, coffee, chocolate.