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

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839 Ratings
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Ratings: 839
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 741
Gots: 328 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 839 | Reviews: 171 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
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, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

kidzord, Yesterday at 07:27 PM
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4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

TampaRainman, Saturday at 09:41 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

BrownAleMale, Saturday at 03:25 PM
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

chcfan, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

olradetbalder, Nov 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jlu73183, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

SeekingAlpha, Nov 15, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

skaboom420, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Brdlist, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Having this side by side by side with Backyard and Cherry Rye, Bramble was my second favorite of the variants. Would have loved to try this one a year or so ago.

thebigredone, Nov 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Bassguy206, Nov 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Perfection in a bottle. I'm not sure I'll find a stout that mixes the sweet/tart flavors of local berries so well with such a large chocolate/rye bomb.

ThePaleRider, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

It pours black with a little brown. No lacing.

The nose, boose heavy, dried fruit, bit of sweetness, and a little stout.

Tastes... Balanced with barrel characteristics. Light fruity notes delightful smell and taste. Fruits have fallen off a bit. Past its prime for the fruits. Very boose forward and over powering. Still very drinkable.

Raimalise, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Phobicsquirrel, Nov 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

The_Beer_Shark, Oct 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

carmike813, Oct 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

iliketigersalot, Oct 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

nick_asian, Oct 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

wiescins, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

earljones199, Oct 14, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%

Mikeypnh, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of ScotNH
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ScotNH, Oct 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

drmcleod10, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Stezz420, Oct 04, 2014
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Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
97 out of 100 based on 839 ratings.