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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Bramble Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 263   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12039) - 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 (1304) - 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 (3617) - 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 (4097) - 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 (4164) - 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 ! i’m 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 (3959) - 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 BCS’s. (ZeeBra)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4375) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours black with a dark tan head. Deep, rich, blackberry and chocolate aroma. Taste is blackberry, raspberry, chocolate, a hint of nuts and a slight woody tartness. BIG flavor. Excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (8199) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. Blackberry and caramel malt aroma. Black with small head. Sweet-tart blackberry and chocolate malt flavor. Spectacular blending. Incredibly great beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle share at DLD. Sweet tart blackberry, chocolate, and molasses aroma. Black with a small tan head. Sweet tart blackberry, coffee, chocolate, light spicy flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Full body, soft carbonation. Thanks to the great group of people from Chicago who were willing to share this!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 17, 2013
It tastes a lot like normal BCS, but is more red wine-y and seems more subdued and aged.


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