Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.56/5 rDev +0.4%
Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Datz Deli. Served in a Florida Beer Company Swamp Ape tulip glass.
A: Dark, dark brown, opaque. Has a thin tan head and low visible carbonation.
S: Vanilla, chocolate, and oak with the berries, all under a more muted bourbon (or rye, or whatever) presence than a lot of the other variants I've had. Sweet and a hint of dark spices.
T: Big sweet sticky malts, berry fruitiness that reminds me of a chocolate-covered raspberry, vanilla and oak, chocolate malts, and a nice barrel and booze presence in balance with the rest of the beer. Finishes with sweet boozy ethanol and some charred bitterness.
M: Sticky mouthfeel with a fairly full body, low carbonation sensation. Alcohol presence is fairly well-hidden, especially given the style and the other BCBS variants.
O: Wow - very enjoyable, and nicely executed. Truly world-class, and in my opinion, significantly better than the BCBCS I had preceding this one.
06-09-2014 22:57:26 | More by macrosmatic
More User Reviews:
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 1,518 ratings.