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

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,516 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 397
Gots: 583 | 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:
Aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels with fresh mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-18-2013)
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earljones199

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

12-10-2013 20:03:49 | More by earljones199
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-10-2013 14:07:13 | More by Rogorama
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

12-10-2013 12:05:13 | More by chippo33
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with thin brown cap that drops to no head.

Smell: nose is well balanced between berries and Bourbon county stout. Getting some dark bakers cocoa too.

Taste: Just like the nose! A really awesome balance of the trio of berries and the bourbon county stout! A nice dark chocolate finsih with mildly tart berry flavors. Goose Island nailed this berry stout!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Smooth drinking, oily, and rich. Just a touch of booziness.

Overall: This beer is miles ahead of bramble rye when it was fresh. Goose Island really dialed this beer in and I dont think that backyard rye should be aged. I think its the perfect example of a drink fresh stout! striking balance and wonderfully integrated berries into the stout.

12-10-2013 05:38:39 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-10-2013 03:15:59 | More by ahermsen
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TheCuriograph

New York

4.44/5  rDev -2.2%

The concept behind this beer had me excited. BCBS can be a little boozy for me, so I figured the berries would taper that a bit.

A - Solid black with a little brown red accent when held to the light. One-finger tan head that settles quickly.

S - Still dominated by vanilla, unsweetened chocolate and smoke, with overtones of blackberry (I've never had a marionberry or mulberry, so ... limited comparisons)

T - I've heard this described as like drink a jam, and that isn't far off. The berry flavor carries throughout, as the taste shifts from bourbon to coffee/cocoa to hazelnut and toffee. There's an odd lemon-zesty aftertaste coming off the berry.

M - Thick, chewy, sticky and weighty, just like you'd expect.

O - I have to say this is an awfully sweet stout. The berry does balance the booze, but it creates its own overbearing aspect. Curious to see if it will settle a little in a few months. Either way, I'm carping. This isn't a world-rocker, but it's pretty tasty.

12-10-2013 02:19:16 | More by TheCuriograph
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-10-2013 02:02:14 | More by RichD
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nharres

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

12-09-2013 17:56:36 | More by nharres
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.64/5  rDev +2.2%

Bottle served in Firestone Walker snifter. Bottled Nov 20 2013.

Appearance: typical black with a red tinged saddle brown colored head that dissipates to small ring around the glass. Seems thinner than regular BCS.

Aroma: all the caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit from the standard but with a spiciness coming from the rye barrel and a hint of raspberry/blackberry.

Taste: again, you get a lot if those characters you get from BCS but with the rye spiciness and an undeniable chocolate covered raspberry/strawberry character. Very clean fruit flavor and not at all leaning towards sour fruit or medicinal.

Mouthfeel: a little thinner on the mouthfeel than BCS or BCBCS. But doesn't detract from the beer because of the fruitiness and spiciness.

Overall: this is the best fruited stout I have had. Awesome balance between the stout flavors, rye barrels, and berry flavors. Not one thing dominates and the complexity is top notch. Awesome stuff.

12-09-2013 03:40:48 | More by MarcWP
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.9%

12-09-2013 02:53:03 | More by RayOhioFelton
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HopsintheSack

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-09-2013 02:41:21 | More by HopsintheSack
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markcp

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-09-2013 01:05:15 | More by markcp
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Harvey98

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

12-09-2013 00:42:23 | More by Harvey98
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -11.9%

12-09-2013 00:32:36 | More by hikeeba
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Yarni28

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

12-08-2013 22:50:04 | More by Yarni28
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.1%

12-08-2013 20:51:28 | More by jayhunter357
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Denzo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.1%

12-08-2013 20:48:10 | More by Denzo
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.1%

12-08-2013 20:46:18 | More by AOShabaz
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shehateme

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.1%

12-08-2013 20:45:52 | More by shehateme
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BradStokley

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-08-2013 18:46:37 | More by BradStokley
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ung

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-08-2013 15:18:31 | More by ung
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hobbit328

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

12-08-2013 09:01:13 | More by hobbit328
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MNPikey

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.1%

12-08-2013 05:28:43 | More by MNPikey
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patjohnfive

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-08-2013 05:11:40 | More by patjohnfive
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Farnswurth

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

12-08-2013 04:46:27 | More by Farnswurth
Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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