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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Bramble Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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At Goose Island our brewers take every opportunity to experiment with new ingredients and aging techniques. For this edition of Bourbon County Brand Stout, they aged the classic recipe in rye whiskey barrels with raspberries and blackberries from Michigan. The result is a powerfully rich beer with notes of tart fruit and jam that fade into the warm spice of a fine rye whiskey.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
Sample from a 2011 bottle at Camís BCBS tasting. Blackberry in the nose, that is prominent. Some dark fruit. Dark bitter chocolate. Big cherry in the taste. Itís getting some hate at this tasting, but I like it. Itís almost like more fruit beer than stout, but good... Like a dark, deep, robust, rich cherry fruit beer, with a nice dark chocolate finish... Makes a great desert. Cranberry, some dark winter fruits, maybe a hint of the winter-type spices. Dark brown color. No head or lace. Bigger body, but not too big. Dry. Not chewy, like other bourbon county variants.. Really enjoying the berry / dark chocolate aftertaste. Just seems significantly thinner than other variants, I can understand why people donít dig this one as much, but I donít mind. You could almost call this a fruit beer. If you do, this is one of the best fruit beers Iíve ever had. Fruitiest of all the Bourbon County, thatís for sure. Glad for the chance to try this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
جزيرة غوس، برامبل ستاوت راي:
يمكن تصنيف لدي أربعة بيرز

Pours Black with a small head that pretty much fades away
વડા છે, જ્યારે પ્રથમ શૂન્યતા& માં નોંધપાત& ફેડ્સ છે.

The aroma is pretty blackberry-jam forward, plenty bourbony, in the woody boozy sweet smelling kind of way. This has a very pronounced roastiness in the aroma that I feel like is less common in some of the other variants, which is sort of weird. There is plenty of chocolate in the nose as well.
Kto byłby zdolny zaprzeczyć jam-jak bukiet taki stout?

The flavor comes across as roastier and more bitter in that fashion than most of the variants Iíve tried... which again, is weird... but I do like it. The thing that makes this beer so delicious is the seedy sticky blackberry jam character, itís not overpowering but it is very pronounced, and very enjoyable. The beer, like the rest of them is sweet, bourbony, rich and woody with some vanilla and a good dosing of warming booziness.
بشکه، در ابتدا برای پیری ویسکی بوربون استفاده می شود ... آشنایی عطر و طعم از عمق و شخصیت است.

The mouth-feel is big, sticky & viscous... heavy but not hard to drink.
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Delicious beer, this one was very fun to try, it took much too much time for me to track down a bottle though.
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
one of the funnier moments of the night, we all poured out our samples and gave daniel the empty! .. deep black .. . raspberries and tar .. quite sweet .. . slick and assertive, a great beer .. . . i wrote a few childrenís books...not on purpose.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Amazing pour into snifter. Jet black with a long lasting fizzy head. Aroma is of Raspberry liquor. Taste is a hearty Raspberry smokey jam. Boozy as crap. If you donít like sweet stouts, donít even bother with this one. The bramble fruit is over the top. Donít know why people think its a boozy mess. Its exactly as I would imagine a big Bramble RIS aged in Rye Whiskey would taste. Lindley Park however, much better

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle shared by DalzAle, thanks Greg! Pours the same dark, viscous like the original and other variants. Aroma is slight berries and bourbon with an upfront berry taste that finishes with bourbon. Very nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle - thanks Greg! Blackberries and raspberries jump out in this. Bourbon is still there too. Another amazing BCS variant. Fantastic!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Entered to celebrate my no 5555 rating. Pours jet black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is whisky, berries, roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee and licorice. The flavor is wood, sweet whisky, chocolate, berries and dark fruit. Very nice! Thanks Kingcecil for sharing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
Botella @ KingCecilís Spring Tasting. Black colour, dark brown hue, no head. Sweet lightly sourish dark fruity plum roasty malty alco bit wood and chocolate aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark fruity berry sour roasty malty chocolate flavour. Great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2107) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ cecil spring taste. Black body with a small light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, oak, vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, tartness, coffee, chocolate, fruity notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle @ Cecil spring tasting ī13 ... It pours clear black with no head... The aroma is dark fruits, bourbon, roasted malt, caramel and licorice... The flavor is sweet, warming alcohol, licorice and dark fruits.... nice....


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