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

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand StoutBackyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,893 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,893
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 527
Gots: 656 | FT: 94
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels with fresh mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries.
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Ratings: 1,893 | Reviews: 165 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of VeganUndead
4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cducap
4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a tasting on 2-28-15. Huge amount of berries on the nose and at first taste. The berries have held up well over time. Lots of blackberry most of all.

Photo of unclekeith
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of toothirsty
4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.62/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kegatron
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Flight317
4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I just don't think this one is nearly as good as the other variants I've had. In its defense it does change about every ten minutes. It's a bit too bitter from the fruit for my liking in a stout. If yoy like fruity stouts, seek this out. If you dont, avoid trading for this one because you will be let down. Glad I got to try it but I would not seek out again't if I could...

Photo of NorCalAussie
3.96/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonannophone
4.95/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of InspectorBob
4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbmiche
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jae61
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vonerichs
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jet black and thick. Short but creamy and persistent tan head.

I'm amazed at the amount of jammy aroma after one year. Boysenberry, coffee, chocolate. Woody and earthy. Tons of berry.

It's so jammy but cut perfectly by the spicey and boozy barrel. The barrel flavors are still strong after a year, yet smooth. Sweet.

Thick and heavy. Sticky and almost cloying. Smooth.

A great varient of a great beer. I'm not going to try and compare or rank against the others and will just say it's s unique and perfectly executed approach.

Photo of cubs943
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a really good beer.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of blackberry jam with light chocolate notes with some light whiskey notes is very interesting. Taste is a complex mix between sweet blackberry jam with some chocolate notes, some dry roasted malt with vanilla and light whiskey notes. Body is dense with smooth texture and good carbonation with alcohol really not that apparent. Maybe a little too much focus on the blackberry jam notes but a very nice beer nonetheless.

Photo of homebrew311
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours just like the rest of the family. Nose is jammy with emphasis on boysenberry. Rye and barrel follow with some dark chocolate on the finish. Taste is fruit forward, even over a year after its release. Boysenberry jam dominates the flavor with notes of chocolate and spirt to follow. Some heat comes In at the end. This is the best of the fruited variants in my opinion. Nice melding of flavors and I think the fruit will stand up for a long time to come!

Photo of joegdmb
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbart75
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Way too sweet for me. I love the BCS line but this one is not for me. A great beer if you are a fan of fruity, sweet stouts.

Photo of steveheady
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If there was a rating higher than 5 for taste that's what I would do

Photo of SteveB24
4.39/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gave this to a very close friend for his birthday. He kindly shared the bottle with me.
Delicous- has a similar flavor profile to BCBS; malt notes upfront like coffee, chocolate, wafers, but the bold, richness found in BCBS is replaced by smooth, sweet fruityness, think chocolate cake with a rasberry jam filling. The booze is undetectable. Dont usually love fruity stouts but this was awesome.

Photo of KevBot89
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aged a year when I consumed this. It was thick, viscous, almost like fruited syrup. Delicious.

Photo of infuturity83
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,893 ratings.