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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Bramble Rye Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, rye, bourbon, alcohol, light raspberry. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, raspberry, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20121109]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle at Theis & Mette. Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of raspberries with notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. Sweet and roasted flavour of raspberries, dark chocolate and marmalade. Roasted finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of FrumptyDumpty. Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with a small light brown head. Sweetish spicy aroma with some dark berry notes. Rich body, low in carbonation, sweet roast, licorice allsorts, filled chocolates and again lightly tart berry notes. Warming alcohol finish but never boozy. Very delicious. 280712

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (21202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle courtesy of craftycarl21 and oteyj, thank you gentlemen! Hazy maroon color. Aroma of summer berries and cough syrup. Taste is sweet blueberries, blackberries, redcurrant jelly. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bittle at RBWG hotel tasting. Pours black brown with a fine, beige cream head. Some black raspberries in the nose. Big sweet flavor, dark malta, some earthy bitterness. Heavy sweetness. Full bodies with fine carbonation. Sweet, sticky sugars to finish, some dry raspberries, bit of cocoa. Not altogether bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17433) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, raspberry, wood and whisky. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 091112

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are vanilla, bourbon, roast malt, raspberries, blackberries and notes of licorice. Nice and warming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 22oz. A black one, topped by a dense, finger-thick tan head. Lightly boozy nose with bourbon and raspberry. The blackberries isn’t detected. Coffee, roasted malts and some chocolate too. The bourbon isn’t as evident in the flavor as in the aroma, but on the other hand the raspberries are much more evident. Roasted malts, some coffee and a fine bitterness towards the end. Full-bodied and warming, especially warming in the end. A quite unusual one, very nice. 121109

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours black in color with a small tan head. Intense berry aroma, smells like jam with how sweet it is. Not much whiskey to it and not much in the way of typical stout aromas like roast or chocolate. The flavor is absolutely cloying. Like eating a spoonful of jam. Maybe a bit of vanilla and whiskey. Some dark chocolate in the background and a bit of booze. Why ruin perfectly good Bourbon County?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15491) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Fanø Slumber Party, 2012. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Sweet roast, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor adds berries, soy and a bit of salty liquorice. Lovely fresh raspberries lingering. Smooth. Really nice.


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