Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by ShogoKawada:
4.6/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Quick riff review, drank this last night when the site was down.
Pours like the rest of the BCS family- dark dark brown bordering on black with a lovely brown sugar head that is slow to settle.
Aromatics are dynamite- the berries jump out from the second you uncap the beer. The whiskey notes are strong, too.
The beer is sweet and tart. Very jamm-y berry notes. I dig it. A big wave of dark roast comes and sweeps the tartness away, leaving a pleasing light fruity finish. The whiskey is present throughout.
A bit hot, but I knew it would be going in. The BCS series, IMO, thrives on the alcohol heat and flavor.
The tartness and sweetness seems to be throwing some people off, but it was right in my wheelhouse. A very enjoyable beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2012 17:42:59 | More by ShogoKawada
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4.53/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Very excited to finally crack this one open and enjoy. My first Father's Day / Birthday weekend beer, 30th birthday. Bomber poured into snifter. Bottled 12/10/11, #1050, consumed Friday the 13th, June 2014.
A: Pours pitch black with slightly under 1 finger of thin tan colored head that reduces slowly and leaves no lacing. True to all BCBS beers that I've ever had.
S: I expected some berries, but I can not believe how dominant the fruits held up after 2.5 years bottled. Berry aroma up front, and dominant all around. I get a little bit of chocolate buried deep under the depths of fruit.
T: Follows suit with aroma - the berry flavor is dominant. It's similar to eating a chocolate covered raspberry. So much fruitiness followed by a lingering sweet dark chocolate flavor.
M: Thick, smooth, carbed fairly low as expected. It had a rich feeling for after taste, very unique.
O: The most impressive part of this beer for me is just how strong the adjuncts held up. Comparing it to Backyard, I think this is more balanced, even considering it's very fruity. Enjoyed Bramble all the way through, it's up there with the top BCBS variants in my book.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 00:27:22 | More by roger617
Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.