Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.69/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on November 20th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a sludgy pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of deep tan head that quickly fades away. Big alcohol legs and lacing is fairly light.
Smell: A rich, roasty, and pretty sweet dark malt forward aroma with big hints of berries and rye whiskey. Upfront dark roasted barley malts with big hints of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, burnt toast, grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, and yeast. Solid barrel presence with hints of rye whiskey, vanilla, oak, and wood. Huge presence of berries with hints of mulberries, boysenberries, and marionberries. Literally smells like berry juice was mixed in. Also some sweet hints of molasses. A very good fruit infused aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a roasty, sludgy, and sweet dark malt driven taste with big notes of berry fruits and rye barrel. Dark roasted barley malts with upfront notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, burnt toast, biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, and yeast. Barrel notes of rye whiskey, vanilla, oak, and wood. Big juicy taste of berries with notes of mulberries, boysenberries, and marionberries. More sweetness from some burnt molasses. Light background presence of hops. The berries really stick out. Overall a really great taste.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Sludgy, juicy, and fairly syrupy. Alcohol heat is surprisingly smooth.
Overall: A really great variation on BCBS. The berries add a great juicy contrast to the dark malt. The rye barrel presence is enough to add a kick without overwhelming anything else.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 07:17:04 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to Chris for sharing!
(A)- Pours pitch black. Minimal tan froth.
(S)- Tons of ripe jammy berries leap out at you amidst boozy oaky chocolate. In a nutshell; its like chocolate covered berries.
(T)- Just like the smell. It oozes chocolate covered berries with the oaky boozy finish. Just sooo full of jammy fruits.
(M)- A smooth and mellow carbonation level. So rich, jammy, and sweet, yet layered and balanced pretty well. Its boozy but fittingly bourbon county.
(O)- Its really Bramble on steroids. So much jam-like flavors in this that it is actually almost too much. Looking back I might prefer Bramble to this. This is still excellent, but Bramble had a bit more layers to it than just mountains of fruit with the stout base.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 13:29:25 | More by sweemzander
Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,423 ratings.