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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,604 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,604
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 437
Gots: 606 | FT: 97
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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Reviews by cbutova:
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4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured to five wine glasses pretty much like putting new oil into my engine, thick and viscous with a small tan coating, not much of a head. No retention since no real foam happens. Small tan ring leaves a few spots of lace but not much at all.

S- Similar to BCBS here with some fruit in the back drop. Thick, decadent cocoa-forward super roast malts, vanilla Bourbon and oak barrels. Rich, thick sweetness even here, you can tell is coming big time next. Fudge bomb.

T- Whoa this opens up a ton here compared to the nose. The berries blow out here with a huge jam, syrupy, jelly feel that creates something beyond decadent with the base stout. I don't have a ton of experience with the actual berries themselves but the fruit flavor is semi-tart with a blackberry-blueberry feel for me with some cherry type hints. Extremely sweet. Base BCBS is trumped by the fruit but the rich cocoa and strong Rye barrels are solid in the backdrop. Reminds me of fudge, cake and truffles.

MF- Super thick and syrupy body with low-medium carbonation. Texture is somewhat creamy and frothy and just rich. Slight alcohol warming at the end. Slight berry tarts.

Gotta give some major credit considering the intensity and authentic flavor they capture from the berries. Somehow this is stronger than the flavor of a beastly, cocoa and whiskey laden stout. Maybe a bit too much fruit but still a beer like no other.

cbutova, Mar 08, 2014
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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,604 ratings.