Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Greenplastic615:
4.25/5 rDev -6.4%
Bottle shared by ShanePB - thanks, Shane!
A - Looks like Bourbon County. Not really much else to add...
S - Faint alcohol (much less than the base beer) and a ton of berry presence. Almost "jammy". I knew from the smell on this that I was in for some heavy sweetness.
T - Yep, massively sweet. I was taken back at first sip exactly how sweet this beer is. Subsequent sips were better than the first, but throughout the full pour (~5oz) the berry flavors were pretty overwhelming and covered up the flavor of the base stout. I'm going with a 4/5 on taste because it tastes good and I'm sure hits the target that GI intended, but for my personal tastes it's a little over the top.
M - Feels like Bourbon County. Next.
O - I think this beer, much like Bramble, will improve with some time on it. In a year (or maybe two) once the in your face berry aromas/flavors calm down I think this could be every bit as good as Bramble, if not a little better. This ranks behind both BCBCS and the base stout for me this year fresh as far as the distributed stout line-up is concerned.
12-05-2013 19:25:41 | More by Greenplastic615
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev -1.8%
A - Jet black, minimal mocha head that dissipates quickly.
S - Strawberry pop-tarts. Berry dominates the nose. You get hints of chocolate and bourbon.
T - Wow. Mixed berry cobbler with a chocolate, but not bitter finish. Deep rich berry flavor that isn't tart or artificial at all. The bourbon gives it another layer of sweetness that is different. Very delicious.
M - I would have liked it to be thicker but it was ok. Not thin by any means.
O - Best variant I've had and best fruit stout ive ever had. This beer drinks incredible right now.
01-15-2014 03:31:21 | More by Spaten454
Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,519 ratings.