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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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1,681 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,681
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 458
Gots: 620 | 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:
Aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels with fresh mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

mikeburd1128, Dec 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

caguiar, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

NathanFink, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

sendsilk, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

alwaysplayin, Dec 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

DanGeo, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of lordofstarside
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber to a snifter, retyping my notes a bit hastily since the site crashed as I submitted my review

Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha and slightly pink foam that died down to a frothy ring pretty quick. Mild carbonation stemming from the sides of the glass, good lacing, too.

Smells of oak, bourbon, strong red berries, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Everything plays off each other pretty well, really good smelling

Taste is a bit better than the nose- rich oak, boozy bourbon, sweet red berries, molasses, licorice, roasted dark chocolate and coffee, vanilla, and alcohol on the finish. Really complex and palatable

Feel is thick and creamy, bitter, and drinks the hottest of all this years BCB. That said it’s ridiculously easy to sip on

Overall I was a bit skeptical of the idea and price, but this is a really solid stout. Glad I have another sitting in my crawl space I’ll pop in a few years

lordofstarside, Dec 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Kaveman, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

orangesol, Dec 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

kapkenobi, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
4.98/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep black and viscous in the glass and continually coating with some small brown bubbles. Rich chocolate with some roast and berries on the nose. Smells like chocolate covered berries. Tastes exactly how it smells. Rich jammy berry flavor with plenty of dark chocolate flavor. Almost no heat/booziness to this one. Drinks incredibly smooth and flavorful. Home run of a beer. Drink this one now if you like berries.

PHBoiler, Dec 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

GuttaMane138, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

MrNate, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Has the look of classic Bourbon County, as expected. Pours viscous, dark and dreamy. No head, but a collar of brown bubbles lines the perimeter.

Smell: Chocolate, Bourbon, caramel, and a definite but subtle berry sweetness is present in the mix. Chocolate covered strawberries come to mind. As the beer warms the

Taste: Chocolate and subtle berry sweetness combine nicely at the beginning. The middle sees the Bourbon assert itself with a bit of a kick, while the end brings nice roast and subtle caramel sweetness. The finish is a bit dry, accompanied by a slight tartness from the berries. The Rye is certainly subdued in this iteration, and plays second fiddle to the chocolate and berries at play. This is balanced extremely well, and the berry sweetness is perfectly integrated into the beer, without being cloying at all.

The spicy Rye, with it's dryness and juiciness, plays so well with the berries.

Mouthfeel: As expected, not much carbonation and perhaps a bit thinner in mouthfeel than standard BCBS, but still very full and silky.

Overall: Amazingly balanced and not disappointing in the least, this is extremely drinkable, right now. The heat from the booze is hidden nicely. I'm sure you could age this, and people will, but this is ready to go now.

PsilohsaiBiN, Dec 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

HawkIPA, Dec 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Houser, Dec 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

mjw1200, Dec 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

srgj88, Dec 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

HopsHopenstein, Dec 26, 2013
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Absolut, Dec 26, 2013
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SchuStar, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

pmoney, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

Brew33, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

justwork, Dec 26, 2013
Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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