Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.45/5 rDev -2%
Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! An aggressive pour of this pitch black beer yields a one finger caramel colored head that faded quickly, but had some really nice lacing. The nose is totally dominated by the berries, followed closely by chocolate fudge, espresso, oak, booze, and some subtle rye. The taste is rich and bold with the berries and booze dominating. The oak and whiskey really emerge as it warms along with hints of chocolate fudge, vanilla, fresh berry jam, and subtle rye. The mouthfeel is creamy, thick, and syrupy with a mouth-coating finish. Overall, it's dangerously close to being cloying, and may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it for what it was. Definitely a sipper, desert type of beer, but still very well done.
01-25-2014 15:58:47 | More by beerdrifter
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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 1,515 ratings.