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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

1,863 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,863
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 502
Gots: 655 | FT: 96
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: 1,863 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Hands down the best BC of the series.

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

Photo of eball33
4.9/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle, at the Aces and Ales, Las Vegas, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Very aromatic and very enticing! Lots of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly backed dark bread, some lightly roasted coffee beans, some subtle smoke, dark chocolate, dark molasses, chocolate-covered cherries, brown sugar and caramel. I also get some hints of vanilla and a touch of oak.

Taste: Wow! Amazing! Fantastic! Awesome! Spectacular! There aren’t enough superlatives to describe how fucking awesome this beer is! Strong notes of dark chocolate and cherries up front, like chocolate-covered cherries, followed by some less pronounced roasted malt, some brown sugar-like sweetness, a touch of bourbon booziness, and finished by some more chocolate-covered cherries, and hint of bitterness. Outstanding!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and viscous and very smooth as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 12.7%, there is quite a bit of very pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: As I stated earlier, there aren’t enough superlatives to describe how fucking awesome this beer is! Words like amazing, awesome, exceptional, fantastic, outstanding, spectacular, terrific, and world-class almost come up short, but that’s what this beer is! It’s better than the standard, exceptional, Bourbon County Brand Stout, and I’m glad that I have another bottle to try in a year’s time. I can’t recommend this beer enough!

Photo of core42
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmars010
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.17/5  rDev -8.1%
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
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tim007007
4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris-1911
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PCPAUL
4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
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
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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

Photo of TubaManJack
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of buyyourfreedom
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
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
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

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,863 ratings.