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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,606 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,606
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 438
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 mechamifune:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks about like every other BCBS variation i've had, save that this one has a slight red tinge around the edges as you look at it in the glass. Otherwise, pitch black and very thick looking.

Smell is chocolate, berries, bourbon, all very well mended in with one another. Very strong, pleasant smell.

Taste is in line with the smell. No real harshness to the finish and the bourbon is a bit more subtle than it is regular BCBS. No real alcohol heat to speak of. A bit of acidic tartness lingers from the berries. The fruit elements are really well integrated here and the taste, as a whole, is fantastic.

Mouthfeel is full, creamy, and super smooth. About the perfect mouthfeel for this kind of a flavor profile. Ranks up with FIS and Huna for my favorite mouthfeel in an imperial stout.

Overall this is one of my favorite BCBS variants and one of the most enjoyable beers i've ever had. Ultimately kind of a slightly better version of last year's Cherry Rye. Now if only it weren't so expensive and hard to get a hold of.

mechamifune, Dec 12, 2013
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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.

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,606 ratings.