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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

1,857 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,857
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 496
Gots: 658 | FT: 100
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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Photo of core42
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmars010
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.15/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sean32
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of themaj
4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tim007007
4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PCPAUL
4.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Devman171
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle, 1 year old, aroma is roast and whiskey with a light sweet berry tones. Taste is amazing roast and barrel with a sweet berry essence finish, very nice

Photo of reebtaerG
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chart813
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.74/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov’13 bottle, drank Dec 23 ’14 at Mcrossen’s Tavern in Philly (35 bucks).

App: 4, Poured on snifter, one thin finger of head, doesn’t last long. No retention. Thick and dark as expected.

Smell: 3.75 Sweetness galore, milk chocolate, ripe dark fruit, funky rye and barrel. Freshly-mopped plank with pirate aromas. Spice, peppery overtone. A bit overwhelming.

Taste: 3.75 Berry puree, ice cream and a finish of herbal liqueur a la Fernet Branca/absinthe. Fruitcake, candied pears, marzipan. Sweet and sweet again. It does get better as it warms up, but this is still unbalanced and overly syrupy.

Mouthfeel: 3.5 Low carbonation, full flavor, medium body. Again, sweetness galore and no balance.

Overall: 3.75 Drinkable, but not terribly enjoyable. The syrupy-sweetness gets to be too much almost from the very first sip. Even with a year on it, it doesn’t seem to have mellowed much. One of my least favorites in the Bourbon County family.

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

Photo of TubaManJack
4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Room temp from a fresh bottle pour.

Not quite what I expected. It certainly has a distinct tartness over the other fruit varieties of BC. I was a bit disappointed in this one as it didn't have a deep jam or fruitiness. It seemed more like a jelly extract, sure it's somewhat do to the year+ on it. In general I found it a bit thin and less boisterous than what I expect from BC.

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4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Beer4B
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burkbom23
3.7/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shredder83
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Crantastic
4.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lurkerson
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 2005wendyrika
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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