Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-09-2014 22:57:26 | More by macrosmatic
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4.61/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Beer # 1000!!
On tap for $6 for a 6 oz. pour. My lucky day
A: Pours a pitch black color with a minimal tan head. Leaves some sticky film on the way down the glass
S: Quite a bit of jammy and fruity notes up front with the classic BCBS tones underneath. Alcohol hidden very well behind the dark roasted malts and chocolate syrup-like sweetness
T: Follows the nose. The jammy notes come out leading the charge, quickly followed by the mellow and subdued BCBS notes. Very nice rye barrel character, and again, the alcohol is hidden very well
M: Full bodied with low carbonation. Slightly syrup-like but not over the top
O: The berries and rye barrel add a nice new dimension to the already well-dimensioned BCBS. Far too easy to drink given the abv and relative viscosity of the brew, but it does make a nice sipper. Definitely drinking very well right now, for those of you holding onto bottles. Glad that I very luckily stumbled onto this one on-tap when I did
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 03:34:57 | More by BEERMILER12
Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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