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

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848 Ratings
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 752
Gots: 326 | FT: 13
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The most drinkable of the BCBS I had in 2013, this has a wonderful fruit nose and tastes like a blend of BCBS and maraschino cherries. I'll admit it came toward the end of a marathon night of stouts so the fruit is the part that stands out the most, but I preferred it to the 2012 Cherry Rye (but would still take BCBS Coffee or the regular).

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Classic BCBS, with a slight khaki head that collars quickly.

Smell: Strong raspberry and blackberry, for sure. Underneath lies dark fruit, bitter chocolate, slight coconut, caramel, bitter roast and a whiskey presence that is noticeable. Smells like a rich liqueur/Cognac.

Taste: Chocolate and raspberry roll into blackberries up front. After the berries and chocolate roll off, out come bitter roast and a whiskey punch. The ending brings bitter chocolate, slight caramel and the slightest lingering raspberry sweetness that plays nicely with the chocolate once again. There is noticeable booze, but nothing overpowering, as you would hope to gain after about two years of age.

Mouthfeel: Definitely thinner than Standard BCBS with not much carbonation, as expected.

Overall: This has been a long time coming for me and although it's not my favorite variant, I'm really glad I got to try it. I think I might've enjoyed this better fresh, as I believe a bit more sweetness would allow it to better mesh with the base beer. I've heard people complain about this being medicinal, and I can see why they'd say that, but this is still a good beer.

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Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.