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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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1,895 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,895
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 529
Gots: 657 | FT: 94
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  rDev -11.9%

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4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of HattedClassic
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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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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4.75/5  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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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottled NOV 13 2013. poured into tulip.

pours very dark brown with a coffee hued head. good retention and lacing. smells like dessert. a lot of berry. this same principle follows the palate. too much berry in my opinion, takes away from the rye stout. licorice, rye, oak, bittersweet chocolate. pretty drinkable regardless of the fruit, which I find slightly unappealing. silky smooth body. super full. overall good, just nothing great. I really wish the fruit wasn't in this and it was just rye. the fruit sort of gets in the way. I am not sure what age would do to this, perhaps cool out some of the fruit, but if I had to guess this drinks better fresh.

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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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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4.5/5  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%

Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,895 ratings.