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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Bramble Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark brown pour, tan head. Some fruit, oak and rye notes. Lots of berry and chocolate. Good, but not great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5957) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle opened at Pauls July 2013 Tasting. Pours a deep black body with thin, tannish brown lacing. Aroma is lots of berries - raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and black cherry; with backing notes of rich, dark chocolate, and espresso. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of rich chocolate, chocolate-covered raspberries, light blackberries, oak, bourbon/alcohol, sweet chocolate syrup, light acidity and a beautiful earthy espresso roast. Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2013
@Pauls new condo Tasting-22oz bottle shared by JRedmond-still-black body with red tint that sheets/has legs. A-dk berries, bourbon, dk malt. T-berries, bourbon, roasty dk malt. Smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Shared with my bud Tony. Pours a deep brown. Sweet aroma of berries and some alcohol. The sweetness overpowers in the beginning when it is cold. As it warms the whiskey comes out and the sweetness in the taste dies down. Still sweet like a mix of framboise and a stout. Slightly sticky oily feel. Some heat and glad to try this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, raspberries, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, berries, soy sauce, oak, and fennel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
No head or lace. If you go into this expecting a bourbon-forward stout, you're in for a disappointment. Big berry aroma, brambles galore! Fantastic balance if stout and fruit -- a feat 95% of brewers fail at. This is the second best BCBS variant, close behind 2011 Coffee. Love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3739) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Pitch black pour. Aroma is creamy, roasted, slightly fruity, some berries, coffee, caramel and ash. Flavor is smooth bitter roasted, burnt malts, sweet fruits and creamy. Lovely brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma is roasty vanilla, liquorice, drop, chocolate, some fruits. Flavour is thick chocolate, light spicy forest fruit note, liquorice, molasses, bread and more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4464) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
ZEBF13 pours black, no foam . smell is bourbon. herbal. apples, red fruits, bitter, low carbo , but not too much! waaw ! im shocked cause i had so many others of the series, and i thought nothing positive about this, but damn, This one IS the best one for me, . WAY better than all the others combined !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (4095) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 5, 2013
Almost purple dark brown body. Bourbon, big time, sweet malts, bit of chocolate. Boozy, thick, cereal and rich. Powerful, high quality stuff. Good full body on this one. Perhaps my favourite of the BCSs. (ZeeBra)


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