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Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 733
Gots: 328 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill rye whiskey barrels with raspberries & blackberries.

(Beer added by: Khazadum on 02-03-2012)
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4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Adam last night.

Pours like an oil slick, black as can be, with no head, lacing, or visual carbonation.

Smells like fresh raspberry puree and juice, even after 3 years, amazingly, with the typical big bourbon, chocolate and marshmallows of the many variants of the series.

This one doesn't quite taste as thick as some of the other Bourbon County variants, but it's still like drinking bourbon fudge- this time, covered heavily in raspberry jam. The raspberry and blackberry flavor is still incredibly strong, and verges on cloying territory- the aftertaste of this one is entirely raspberry juice, with a twinge of cough syrup. The aftertaste is what keeps this from being a perfect variant. There is clearly an inordinate amount of berries added to this beer. Chocolate covered raspberries all the way.

The mouthfeel on this one is great- thick, syrupy, and fudgey, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a huge body.

Not the best variant, in the same way that George is not one of the best Beatles. Still amazing, no matter what.

GreesyFizeek, Saturday at 11:23 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mrn1ceguy, Saturday at 08:13 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

illinikap, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

MikeCactusGordon, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Metllica97, Sep 22, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Kevinpitts, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

DerekDudley, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BRami127, Sep 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

I was lucky enough to attend a Bourbon County bottle share last night where we had every variant present.

Holy Raspberries...still so strong and fresh smelling...this beer is basically a chocolate raspberry flavored desert! I definitely preferred this to backyard which was more of a mixed berry taste. (again nit picking here) Both are amazing but if you have a chance to try bramble I definitely recommend it!

TboneRN, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Oakhtar, Sep 14, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%

delaced21, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

AdamP, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mportnoy, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 05, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +8.1%

pholla666, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

mxracercam, Sep 02, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +8.5%

Mike, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

nguasta2, Aug 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

thereal_adam, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

GregoryMo, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

TubaDan, Aug 24, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +8.1%

#8 in our BCBS tasting. Poured into a Trillium Tulip tasting glass.

Appearance: It looks like Bourbon County. I'm shocked. It's thick black motor oil, has a thin eggshell crown and no lacing. Just like all the other Bourbon County beers.

Smell: Lots of fruit in the nose. Lots of raspberry specifically. Somewhat boozy, none of the chocolate I typically get in the nose of BCBS beers.

Taste: Wow, that's a lot of raspberry. I love raspberry. Chocolate comes through beneath it, but the raspberries are strong in this one. This is delicious. Because I love raspberry. Did I mention this is my eighth 4oz pour tonight? This is my eighth 4oz pour tonight. Raspberries are awesome.

Smell: Oh wait, I already rated smell. Moving on. Eighth 4oz pour tonight.

Mouthfeel: Significantly thinner than the other Bourbon County beers. No worries though, it's still delicious. I love raspberries. Carbonation is somewhat higher than most of the others.

Overall: "This is more memorable than my wedding" said one of the tasters. For the protection of his marriage, not going to mention who said that. This is really nice. A real highlight of a night full of highlight-worthy beers.

WTKeene, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Alpar, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Yeti1979, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Tafyob41, Aug 15, 2014
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Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.