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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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1,910 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,910
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 538
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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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.61/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into an enlarged snifter. This was bottled November 20, 2013, so is slightly less than a year "old". Opened at cellar temp - around 55 F.

Appearance: Pours black and leaves a tan/light-medium brown head of a finger or so, which fades really quickly to leave just a brown layer around the glass. (4.25)

Smell: Rich milk chocolate/fudge, raspberry, malts, a bit of alcohol heat, molasses, oak. Actually quite jammy, despite the variety in the smell. A nice chocolate/berries mix. (4.5)

Taste: Chocolate, raspberry, cherries, oak, vanilla, some spices, actually really smooth - the alcohol is hardly present. Really well balanced. The finish is medium to long with oak, berries and some cocoa. (4.75)

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a full, creamy body. The finish has flavor but not a whole lot of heat. Fits the style and flavor profile well. (4.75)

Overall: This is a well crafted berry stout. Flavors from each component of brewing are well integrated - the berries, the malts, the barrel. Highly drinkable for the strength. Tasty. (4.5)

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz, 11/20/13
Boulevard tulip

A: Pours oily pitch black. Initially a thin layer of light brown, some pink hints. Basically just collar. Alcohol feet.

S: Big sweet fruits on the nose. Really dominated the beer. Dark chocolate. Some fudge.

T: Sweet fruit. Dark chocolate meshing with some coffee. Vanilla. Really any booze heat is deadened by the fruit. Finish in long with lingering chocolate and fruit.

M: Oily full bodied.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours very, if any, little head that dissipates very quickly and leaves nothing around the inside of the ring. The beer itself is a ark chocolate back with beautiful hints of red. The beer gives off a nice sheen but unable to see through. No lacing but some hints of alcohol on the glass. The beer has a very nice and unique smell. Dark chocolate notes and a bit of alcohol on the nose. The various berries also make an appearance. The taste is divine bordering on perfect. The mix of dark chocolate notes and the tarty berry flavor provide a great contrast to each other. The beer also has whiskey notes and a bit of lingering alcohol and tart berry taste in the aftertaste as well as slight bits of rye. The beer feel is thick bodied with a very smooth, almost velvety feel with very little biting carbonation. Overall, a FANTASTIC variation of the beer.

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