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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,595 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,595
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 435
Gots: 604 | FT: 95
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 macrosmatic:
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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

macrosmatic, Jun 09, 2014
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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.

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.