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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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1,857 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,857
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 496
Gots: 658 | FT: 100
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,857 ratings.