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

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Reviews: 159
Hads: 1,983
Avg: 4.52
pDev: 29.87%
Wants: 599
Gots: 681 | FT: 87
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels with fresh mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries.
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Photo of cpetrone84
3.24/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pour is jet black with a light caramel colored head. Nose has rich fudge with notes of charred wood and bourbon. Light tobacco note behind with a hint of the fruity sweet berries as it warms. The taste has a ton of sweetness. The rich malt is an afterthought in the flavor and the nice bourbon and wood notes in BCS struggle to even make an appearance. The sweet fruity berries are incredibly strong, overly sweet, albeit bright. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a hint chewy. The sweetness lingers.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.34/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from Masterski this past summer. Cheers for the beers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 10 November 2013
Bottle 0950
BCBS with mulberries, boysenberries, marionberries and aged in rye barrels

APPEARANCE: Clear dark brown pour yields a two finger, looser, fizzy, light mocha head with lousy retention. Head quickly fades to a ring and slight splotchy wisp. Fizzy and loose. Black body with no carbonation evident. Ring quickly vanishes and looks rather flat by the end of the glass. Like all the variants, this is a below average looking imperial stout.

SMELL: Red berries up front with some whisky, oak, fruity aromas, sweet cream and vanilla from the barrels. Good stuff, while the fruit is very nicely balanced with the barrel aromas.

TASTE: Lots of fruity flavors with red berries and whisky flavors up front, then a good dose of whisky, oak, and alcohol at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of oak, whisky, vanilla and sweet cream, milk chocolate and some faint sweet fruits as well. Quite boozy with lots of barrel and whisky as well as fruity sweetness. In that sense, this is rather well balanced, though too hot, unfortunately.

PALATE: Like the other variants in this series. Thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, a touch prickly, unfortunately, goes down fine and finishes rather sticky. Lot so heat lingers. Needs to be thicker, heavier and creamier for sure.

OVERALL: This is a solid brew. Liked the fruit addition and it worked really well with the whisky and boozy flavors in this one. Like all these Bourbon County variants, however, this one falls short in the look and is far too thin, hot and abrasive in the feel. Curbing the heat and beefing up the feel would do a world of good for this brew, not to mention engineering a more appropriate head for such a big brew. Good stuff, but like this entire series, falls far from the pedestal on which is has been placed. Thanks again hotpipes. Always fun swapping brews man.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.74/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov’13 bottle, drank Dec 23 ’14 at Mcrossen’s Tavern in Philly (35 bucks).

App: 4, Poured on snifter, one thin finger of head, doesn’t last long. No retention. Thick and dark as expected.

Smell: 3.75 Sweetness galore, milk chocolate, ripe dark fruit, funky rye and barrel. Freshly-mopped plank with pirate aromas. Spice, peppery overtone. A bit overwhelming.

Taste: 3.75 Berry puree, ice cream and a finish of herbal liqueur a la Fernet Branca/absinthe. Fruitcake, candied pears, marzipan. Sweet and sweet again. It does get better as it warms up, but this is still unbalanced and overly syrupy.

Mouthfeel: 3.5 Low carbonation, full flavor, medium body. Again, sweetness galore and no balance.

Overall: 3.75 Drinkable, but not terribly enjoyable. The syrupy-sweetness gets to be too much almost from the very first sip. Even with a year on it, it doesn’t seem to have mellowed much. One of my least favorites in the Bourbon County family.

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Photo of jdb288
3.84/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours oily black with sweet smokey aroma. Taste is sweet, boozy whiskey and berries. The distinction in berries is lost on me.

No carbonation, like an oil slick. I prefer the regular and the coffee over this but I appreciate the creativity here. If you like the sweeter, berry-like flavors, this is for you. I'd imagine they fade quickly so fresh is always best here!

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Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottled NOV 13 2013. poured into tulip.

pours very dark brown with a coffee hued head. good retention and lacing. smells like dessert. a lot of berry. this same principle follows the palate. too much berry in my opinion, takes away from the rye stout. licorice, rye, oak, bittersweet chocolate. pretty drinkable regardless of the fruit, which I find slightly unappealing. silky smooth body. super full. overall good, just nothing great. I really wish the fruit wasn't in this and it was just rye. the fruit sort of gets in the way. I am not sure what age would do to this, perhaps cool out some of the fruit, but if I had to guess this drinks better fresh.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black with a dense, 1 finger rich mocha colored head with average retention. Huge, oily legs with good stick but no lace. Solid.

Nose is chocolate, lactose, fudge, raspberry sweetness, and berry jam. Just the slightest touch of booziness in the back. Deep and robust.

Opens sweet and slightly tart. Chocolate, mocha, molasses, and cocoa in the middle mixed with some booziness and jammy fruit. Ends leather, wood, booze and a berry sweet and tartness. Aftertaste of chocolate, fudge, and molasses. Pretty good.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Silky and smooth in the mouth and goes down rich and slightly hot. Messy finish with a lingering, juicy aftertaste. Very good.

Not one of my favorite variations of BCBS but this is still very solid. The fruit presence doesn't quite work here with the big body but its definitely a different take that's much appreciate. Worth trying but don't expect it to blow you away.

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Photo of Tommo
3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank on 6/12/15

This is good, but not like jizz my pants good. Its VERY sweet, and the berry character is SUPER powerful; totally overwhelms any appreciable rye barrel charecter. Impressed its held up so well. My GF LOVED this, and she can barely finish half a glass of BCBCS. So pick your poison. Glad we drank it, but my god thats alot of berries man.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not going to go too much into detail on this beer.

The appearance is pitchblack and the pour doesn't produce a ton of head.

I don't get a lot off the nose, the bourbon is there, but not much else.

This beer is very much like the Bourbon County regular, but it has a tart cherry taste that to me was good, but slightly cloying. I have to say I prefer the regular, although perhaps this would be better with age.

The beer is very smooth and the high alcohol well-disguised, as is customary with BCBS.

Overall, good, but not great and considering the bottle cost me $23, probably something I'd hesitate to buy again.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Slight transparency. Small khaki head.

Smell - Whiskey. Berries. Some raspberry. Chocolate and booze.

Taste - Fudgy right up front and immediately tons of berry fruits. Lends a little astringency. Whiskey barrel is there, but doesnt shine. Sweet, but masked by the fruit.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Very sweet. Medium heavy.

Overall - Pretty good in small quantities. Fruit blends well, but covers up some barrel and stout.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.03/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured jet black with some crimson hues and highlights, pretty thick viscosity, a tannish colored head appears, sordove big at first but then it resedes and fizzes away leaving minimal lacing.

S: I get big tobacco, chocolate and smoke on the nose with a dash of berries. Whiskey is very prominent but not overpowering. Some underlying wood and Earthiness present

T : Initial punch of rye whiskey and tobacco leaves, smoke and chocolate with ahint of berries. The berries come out and are detected throughout the taste until the finish but the rye whiskey, tobacco, wood, cocoa are the dominant flavors. The finish is a bit sticky, sweet, velvety and very complex

M: Medium carbonation, good and hearty with plenty of body. A very sweet and somewhat silky like texture with a big booze sting. The flavors really cling to the mouth and linger

O: I did not get as much as others but thats okay because I'm not fan of to much fruit in my beers unless I am going for a full fledge fruit beer. This beer was good, not great, especially not as great as the ratings would have you believe nor did I feel the hype and price tag were a bit inflated

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-A very interesting color. Pours very dark brown; black to to the negligent eye. Yet there is a fascinating reddish glow to the body when held up to a light source. When the glass is swirled, the outer edges of the beer display a purple color almost like an aged red wine. Forceful pour brings forth a small assembly of fizz that dies away. Soft lacing rings with legs like wine. Even the bubbles have a purple tint to them.

S-Jammy and fragrant. Sweet perfumes of berry essences. Just like a dark chocolate filled with blackberry goo. Ultra jammy. Light mocha notes, too. Just a tad of barrel influence. I would like to be greeted with a bit more of the rye barrel but aside from that, this is one neat smelling beer.

T-Sweet blackberries and cousins of said fruit. I know all of the berries used in is beer are nephew to the blackberry and they truly put on a show. I would say the berries do image the flavor, which I was very surprised about. The underlying spicy heat of the rye barrel shows up here slightly more than the nose but far more subdued than any other BCBS variant I have tried. The blackberry-jelly filled dark chocolate description applies here as well. Also akin to burnt toast smeared on blackberry jam. Somehow this beer isn't cloying.

M-Not as thick and velvety as it probably should be. Softer carbonation. A sneakily strengthening heat. Sticky.

O/D-Very interesting. I don't think many breweries could really nail this project of a beer. Goose Island does a damn good job; his could have been an absolute mess but with some brilliant craftsmanship, this one turned out to be a treat. I bet this will really improve with age.

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Photo of cbutova
4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured to five wine glasses pretty much like putting new oil into my engine, thick and viscous with a small tan coating, not much of a head. No retention since no real foam happens. Small tan ring leaves a few spots of lace but not much at all.

S- Similar to BCBS here with some fruit in the back drop. Thick, decadent cocoa-forward super roast malts, vanilla Bourbon and oak barrels. Rich, thick sweetness even here, you can tell is coming big time next. Fudge bomb.

T- Whoa this opens up a ton here compared to the nose. The berries blow out here with a huge jam, syrupy, jelly feel that creates something beyond decadent with the base stout. I don't have a ton of experience with the actual berries themselves but the fruit flavor is semi-tart with a blackberry-blueberry feel for me with some cherry type hints. Extremely sweet. Base BCBS is trumped by the fruit but the rich cocoa and strong Rye barrels are solid in the backdrop. Reminds me of fudge, cake and truffles.

MF- Super thick and syrupy body with low-medium carbonation. Texture is somewhat creamy and frothy and just rich. Slight alcohol warming at the end. Slight berry tarts.

Gotta give some major credit considering the intensity and authentic flavor they capture from the berries. Somehow this is stronger than the flavor of a beastly, cocoa and whiskey laden stout. Maybe a bit too much fruit but still a beer like no other.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled 11/20/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, berry, and rye whiskey aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and berry liqueur flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with rich cocoa and berry flavors.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into snifter. Thanks again JulianC.

A: Pours a brown color a couple shades darker than cola with almost no light tan head. A few specks of spotty lace were left down the glass.
S: Super sweet and fruity smelling with dominating notes berry jam and fruit roll-ups. I get a few hints of caramel and mild chocolate as well.
T: Tastes just as described on the bottle: BCBS with a ton of sweet berries added in. I get flavors of black berries, boysenberries, blueberries, slight raspberry, caramel, and chocolate syrup. The finish is boozy and rich with flavors of mild leather, caramel, slight vanilla, spicy rye and sweet brown sugar. The aftertaste is sweet and fruits with some potent alcohol.
M: Smooth and mellow mouthfeel with a rich full body, lowish carbonation, decent amount of alcohol.
O: A fruity BCBS all the way. Rye wasn’t potent but the sweet fruit by the foot was. Good for what it is but not my favorite variant.

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Photo of spoony
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml (bottled November 20, 2013) into a snifter.

A-The brew is dark, dark brown and pours heavily with very little head. I get just a thick cap of medium-brown foam that fades quickly. It leaves greasy smear on the glass, but no lacing, which isn't entirely surprising giving the ABV. Nothing amazing, but not a bad-looking beer, either.

S-The smell is like chocolate-covered berries: luscious, sweet, juicy, and a bit over-the-top. Seriously, the sweet, berry fruit is right in your face on my freshly bottled taster. Rye influence is noticeable in the form of a caramel and vanilla sweetness, but it doesn't intrude or overwhelm.

T-That decadent, jam-like smell translates to an intensely sweet flavor that is great in small doses, but gets a bit tiresome towards the bottom of the glass. I get that same massive, juicy berry and dark chocolate syrup (like Hershey's) flavor on the palate it just becomes a bit much after a while. I also get some vanilla and toffee from the rye barrel, but again, rye influence is light.

M-The feel is thinner than you would expect, but still pretty substantial. Carbonation is average to below-average.

O-This brew has potential. The smell is very good, but the juicy berry flavors and sweetness that make the smell inviting are so intense on the palate, that it becomes a bit overwhelming. Of course, this is a 12.7% ABV barrel-aged stout, so I can't be too critical of intensity, but it loses a bit of complexity as a result of the sweetness. Nevertheless, this is a great dessert-in-a-bottle, and I can't help but wonder what a few years in the cellar would do to this brew.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Colonial Spirits muled by Hoppasaurus Rex, thanks.
I decided to open this tonight after a bizarre bottle stacking cap denting incident in my basement.
Pours a solid black with a decent sized tan head that quickly dissipates to some fuzz on top. Aromas of molasses and brown sugar with bits of rye whiskey, oak tannin, and bits of tart fruit. The flavor follows the aroma but the tart berry is much more pronounced. Thick sugary molasses base with hints of chocolate atop a pile of tart berries. Light oak and vanilla with a touch of ethanol round thing out quite nicely. Thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a thick sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Great variation, I really enjoyed this beer, wish I had another.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from a recent trade with Holland, thanks bud! Appearance is identical to regular bourbon county stout, black with a tan head that doesn't last long. Aroma is very much like regular bourbon county, stout, barrel, vanilla, and then a hint of berry jam. The flavor was very heavy on the berries to the extent it almost hides the stout and the rye barrels,super fruity. Overall delicious but I liked the cherry rye better and the coffee blows this away while the regular also runs ahead of this. Glad to have tried this and a delicious beer in its own right.

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Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Pours black, but not thick like motor oil, and has a ring of head that doesn't last very long. Smell is of strong berries, but I can't put my finger on the distinct berry, with vanilla and alcohol in the rearview mirror. Taste is tart and sweet, and it drinks pretty light for 12.7%. The aftertaste is strong of raspberries to me, with a light amount of chocolate, and it lingers. The body may be a tad light for such a big beer, but the berry flavors are going to slow you back down a bit.

Overall: I really liked it, and I'm glad I was able to try it.

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Photo of Flight317
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I just don't think this one is nearly as good as the other variants I've had. In its defense it does change about every ten minutes. It's a bit too bitter from the fruit for my liking in a stout. If yoy like fruity stouts, seek this out. If you dont, avoid trading for this one because you will be let down. Glad I got to try it but I would not seek out again't if I could...

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Photo of Chico1985
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov. 2013 bottling, thanks to Cam for sharing this crazy beer.

Appearance - A bit lighter than regular BCBS with reddish hues. Small beige head dissipates quickly to a very thin ring and nothin' else.

Smell - Comes off as kind of a tamer BCBS, berries are noticeable, but I'd say whiskey barrel comes out more than anything else. Chocolate and vanilla cake. Sweet and bourbon-y.

Taste - Wow, so different. Straight up spoonfuls of berry jam, seeds and all. Definitely reminds me of boysenberry jam and blackberries. Throw in some whiskey, chocolate, vanilla and roast and you've got one insanely rich and tasty beer.

Mouthfeel - Smooth mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation, nice whiskey without really being boozy. Big sweet flavors but quite drinkable.

Overall - Crazy, very unique and intense berries, never encountered a beer like this for sure. A very different feel than Bourbon County Stout in the flavor and body. I kind of wish the base beer wasn't as buried, but those berries tho, thoze berries.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle in trade from Tim. Massive thanks goes out! Pours pitch black--looking a little thinner than other variants though--with a small dark brown head that fizzes mightily and dissipates very quickly. Aroma of chocolate and jammy berries, and then some big time spicy rye whiskey booze. Flavor is a big punch of raspberry-like berry sweetness, some whiskey, then big chocolate notes that fades back I to berries. Substantial prickly carbonation for the style, definitely more light bodied than other BCS variants, but still decent heft to it. The berries meld beautifully with the rye whiskey in this, though the booze level is low. I am almost always disappointed with fruited stouts, but this takes it in a direction I liked. The fruit remains sweet rather than sour and mixes nicely with the ever so slight booze and sweet chocolate notes. Nicely done, though very different from the standard bourbon county experience.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprise bottle appeared in front of me at Churchkey. How cool is that? Thanks to the gentlemen from ratebeer who shared this.

Typical bourbon county appearance. Dark and ominous with very little head. Thick and viscous. The aroma offers a bouquet of sweet berries which compliment the robust malt, bourbon, and oak notes. Sweet but not overly so. Lots of berry character. It's been a while since I had the Bramble variant, but this Backyard Rye seems to be an improvement. While it's not my favorite of the bourbon county series, it's certainly delicious. Bottle best shared a few ways.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had, bottle shared at SS'14.
This review is for a bottle from the cellar.

Poured into a Bourbon County tulip (2014 version). Appearance was pretty much like any BCBS, solid black/uber-brown color with a finger of dark brown head that receded to a thick collar, dabs of random lacing on the glass. Aroma of smooth whiskey, dark malts, semi-sweet chocolate, and a good dose of berry jam. I can't quite remember how much the fruit came through when this was "fresher," but it was still pretty prominent at this point. Nice taste, smooth dark malts, whiskey-soaked oak, berry medley, and a touch of tobacco smokiness that lingered into the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium-full body, appropriately lower carbonation. Very nice, even if I still prefer the original.

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Photo of thebigredone
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Zeb for sharing this.

Let's skip right to the taste. This beer tastes like someone took a spoonful of overly sweet jam and shoved it into your mouth, and then gave you a teeny sip of BCBS to wash it down. That overly sweet berry flavor dominates the palate.

On the whole, this flavor profile did not work for me. I love the taste of Bourbon County, and I did not get that here. The berries took over and would not relinquish their hold. This is still a decent beer, but doesn't live up to the very high standards of your typical BCBS product. With that said, I wouldn't mind trying it again in a couple years to see if the berry flavor becomes a bit more tame.

Update -11/14
With a year on it, this bottle is tasting pretty fantastic. Side by side by side with Bramble and Cherry Rye, this was my favorite of the variants. Very glad I've still got one tucked in the cellar. Score updated form a 3.83 to a 4.25.

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Photo of kevanb
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, poured into a snifter, shared with the family at Local Option.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, right in line with the standard BCBS lineup. A thin, caramel colored head appears briefly before vanishing into nothingness leaving almost no trace film or lace behind. The aroma is quite berry forward, jammy, fresh and sweet, the rye adds some nice pop that really emphasizes the berries, before chocolate, light oak and vanilla take over. It's extremely sweet on the nose, but the berries are highlighted quite well. The flavors follow well, big helping of sweet berry preserve, seedy, fleshy and lightly tart. Chocolate and rye barrel sweep behind it, giving the sensation of chocolate covered berries while vanilla, fig and a touch of chewy oak linger behind nicely. The body is rich, velvety, soft and coats the mouth quite well. It's not quite as carbed as the base beer or BCBCS but it's still a great mouthfeel.

Verdict: A really good showcase of berries and one of the best fruited BCBS expression yet. It's mellow, integrated but still impactful, but it really takes the sweetness over the top. I can't wait to see what a bit of time does to this beer and how the flavors develop with a bit of age.

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
99 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.