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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,425 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 371
Gots: 577 | 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:
Aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels with fresh mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013)
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 15:58:47 | More by beerdrifter
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(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.

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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