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

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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 719
Gots: 323 | 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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crossovert

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my second bottle. 650ml. 12/10/11.

It pours a dark blackish brown with a billowing dark tan head that actually recedes not too quickly but with a loud fizz and no lacing.

The smell is nice. It is complex with nice tart raspberries, caramel, and then the typical bourbon county backbone with cocoa, dark malts, bourbon, and oak.

The mouthfeel is noticeably thick. The raspberries add a nice dimension to this monster of a brew. Actually the first time I had it it was amongst a massive BCS vertical/horizontal and it was one of my favorites. This time it is a bit on the sweet side but still an enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 03:23:10 | More by crossovert
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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.
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Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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