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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,810 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,810
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 484
Gots: 644 | FT: 99
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels with fresh mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013)
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Thanks to Matt, Overml01, for sending this to me. This text is from the second bottle I've had, first one was about 10 months earlier which I gave a simple 4.75.

L: Pitch black, tan head with good retention
S: Need to let this warm up more...tart berries and bourbon are most noticeable.
T: BCS with berries...incredible
M: Just heavy enough on the palate, some recent BCS has been a little thin but not this one. And just the right amount of alcohol kick.
O: Overall incredible. Seriously debating on giving this one a 5/5,the fruit just complements the base beer so well.

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Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,810 ratings.