Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.88/5 rDev +13%
At a Bourbon County tasting, clearly the best of the fruit bunch.
This beer simply has a perfect combination of fruit berry qualities, of both sweet and tart, along with the Bourbon County sweet bourbon and chocolate characteristics.
What this beer does is that it melds the two very well without too much sweetness from the fruit.
04-08-2014 03:31:20 | More by dar482
4.41/5 rDev +2.1%
Thick oily pour was burnt black with a trace of deep brown foam that was quickly subsumed by the evil looking viscous liquid. Smells of raspberries and dark chocolate with a trace of molasses and vanilla. Skipping the taste for a moment, the first sip.. This is a cement mixer thick liquid. Wow it's creamy and just the bare minimum of carbonation. Can I have a gallon of water on the side? Excellent excellent. But an excellent mouthfeel is a standard for BCBS. Now the taste. It's fantastic and something completely different..I get the BCBS underpinnings of malt chocolate, figs, molasses and bourbon but wow even 3+ years of aging.. Hello the raspberries! Blackberries! They are lightly sweet and tart and add a really nice complexity to the chocolate, vanilla, figs and molasses. Finish is dark chocolate and light tartness of the berries. Although there's nary a burn from the stated 12.7% ABV, this whale is a sipper.
03-22-2014 03:28:30 | More by JackieTH
Bramble Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.