1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand StoutBackyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,591 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,591
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 429
Gots: 602 | FT: 94
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,591 | Reviews: 132 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lordofstarside:
Photo of lordofstarside
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%

Bomber to a snifter, retyping my notes a bit hastily since the site crashed as I submitted my review

Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha and slightly pink foam that died down to a frothy ring pretty quick. Mild carbonation stemming from the sides of the glass, good lacing, too.

Smells of oak, bourbon, strong red berries, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Everything plays off each other pretty well, really good smelling

Taste is a bit better than the nose- rich oak, boozy bourbon, sweet red berries, molasses, licorice, roasted dark chocolate and coffee, vanilla, and alcohol on the finish. Really complex and palatable

Feel is thick and creamy, bitter, and drinks the hottest of all this years BCB. That said it’s ridiculously easy to sip on

Overall I was a bit skeptical of the idea and price, but this is a really solid stout. Glad I have another sitting in my crawl space I’ll pop in a few years

lordofstarside, Dec 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

DanGeo, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

tectactoe, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of OhioBobcat
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

OhioBobcat, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of jono0101
5/5  rDev +10.1%

jono0101, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of brownbeer
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Schlais, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Spaten454
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.

Spaten454, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of delaced21
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%

delaced21, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

SkiBum22, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Ben7773
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Ben7773, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of sabitu
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

sabitu, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev -11.9%

NWer, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

DaftPatrick, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Callmecoon, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of mverity
5/5  rDev +10.1%

mverity, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of 77apm
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

77apm, May 14, 2014
Photo of Dbrulet
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Dbrulet, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

JakerLou, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Jason, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of mctizzz
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

mctizzz, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Chris_Panos
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Chris_Panos, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Mugenlude
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Mugenlude, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Shankopotamus
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Shankopotamus, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of fenlop54
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

fenlop54, May 06, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,591 ratings.