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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

1,908 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,908
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 537
Gots: 669 | FT: 93
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,908 | Reviews: 167
Photo of stakem
4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bomber poured into a matching BCBS snifter. The brew appears black in color with a minimal amount of dark brown head that is wuick to fade.

The aroma includes roast and earth with plenty berry alcohol notes. A slight cheesiness and faint medicinal feel breathes away with whiskey becoming increasingly noticeable as it warms up.

The taste is bitter chocolate roast and earth with a lot of berry character almost to the point of being tart with a real raspberry feel. However, a candy sweetness somewhat medicinal is present blending to caramel/vanilla barrel flavors in the finish.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. This brew is effortlessly drinkable and I cant fathom how many pounds of berries it would take to make this much of an impact in a beer this big. Great stuff.

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.82/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of pufftuff312
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mertzhb15
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Smooth, good body, jammy fruit, and a nice amount of character from the barrels.

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

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

Photo of devilfluff
3.9/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
4.39/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,908 ratings.