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

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand StoutBackyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,910 Ratings
THE BROS
95
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Ratings: 1,910
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 539
Gots: 667 | FT: 92
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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Ratings: 1,910 | Reviews: 168
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is unlike any other Bourbon County varient, if I didn't know my guess would be its not even a Goose Island beer. It is so different, very drinkable. You just get a hint of the whiskey barrel treatment, but the berry flavor is so enjoyable. If you have a bottle of it, please drink this stuff fresh. It is really a wonderful treat. Note to Goose Island, make this every year and release it in four pack like BCBCS.

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4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As expected, pitch black in color with a fantastic aroma. Unlike any of the Bourbon County variations I have had so far. Very berry forward on the nose, and it translates perfectly into the taste. It is almost like a perfect mixed berry jam in a bottle. Well balanced, smooth, berry tasty and easy to drink. Definitely worth trying and I was glad I got a chance to enjoy it.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

American double / Imperial stout
12.7 % ABV

APPEARANCE: Poured out a deep dark night sky black, with reddish hues around the rim. No head at all and no lacing. Very small tan halo.

AROMA: Right away I am blown away by the nose on this. Intense chocolate covered berries, jammy, sweet malts. The rye barrel hits hard, vanilla, oaky. Nice espresso in there also.

TASTE: Blown away. Intense velvety chocolate and a ripe berries. Very flamboyant. No hiding the layers of flavors. Dark, deep, roasted coffee little spice and heat on the backend I'm assuming from the Templeton barrels.

MOUTHFEEL: Thick and syrupy like I expect form Bourbon County. Very little carbonation, coats the mouth in an oily slick feel.

OVERALL: I for one loved this beer! Very balanced for being so complex. My favorite Bourbon County to date.

RATING: 5/5 Zombie Heads!

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,910 ratings.