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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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1,894 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,894
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 527
Gots: 656 | 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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Photo of DreTheProphet
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TubaManJack
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Room temp from a fresh bottle pour.

Not quite what I expected. It certainly has a distinct tartness over the other fruit varieties of BC. I was a bit disappointed in this one as it didn't have a deep jam or fruitiness. It seemed more like a jelly extract, sure it's somewhat do to the year+ on it. In general I found it a bit thin and less boisterous than what I expect from BC.

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Petcha
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burkbom23
3.74/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shredder83
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Crantastic
4.02/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lurkerson
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 2005wendyrika
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jdub2839
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of assman79
4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JISurfer
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrebeka
4.08/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this - BCBS with a subtle berry tang - dangerously drinkable.

Photo of AcuppaJoe
3.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JPick
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of wordemupg
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into tulip NYE 2014, big thanks kumatmebrew for the major want

A black liquid, very deep edge, legs and color left behind on the glass, just a short lived thick film leaves no lace

S way fruitier then expected, blackberries, boysenberries, cherries, raspberry, strawberries, I don't know what mulberries and marionberries are but I'm guessing they'd make a good jam, this is jammy as all hell, some chocolate syrup and liqueur, with some rye barrel popping up here and there

T much like the nose but the barrel comes through a little more, some booze but considering the strength I'd say its well concealed, just a little spicy and fairly sweet, a little char but for the most part its jam and barrel

M thick and syrupy, enough carbonation to give it some life, sticky and a little a little heat going, lots of jam, char, and rye on the finish

O not exactly what I was expecting but awesome nonetheless, very jammy, ridiculous really, great use of a rye barrel, just all around awesome

I'm struggling to think of a stout this fruity, lives up to the hype anyways, worth seeking out for sure and I really want another bottle to sit on now

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The berry influence is amazing. As it warms I can begin to taste the rye. Incredible! I could drink this all night it is so smooth. Perfect beer for NYE '14!

Photo of aj_tuna
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gcamparone
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Goose Island snifter. Bottled 20Nov13, purchased in Smithfield, RI last year.

Pours a deep Bourbon County Stout characteristic black body with a 2 finger suprisingly fizzy milk chocolate colored head that reduces very quickly to a slight ring of foam. Leaves no lacing.

On the nose is lots of milk chocolate, bourbony caramel and vanilla, some boozyness and a hint of berries.

Upfront is bittersweet chocolate, sweet vanilla and butterscotch, followed by a bourbon, caramel, and a delicious compliment of berries (reminiscent of raspberries, which I'm sure are similar to the 3 berries used to brew this beer). The finish is roasty, leaving a toasted malt taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, not quite as heavy and sticky as other bourbon county beers.

Overall a delicious, complex beer, the berries definitely added a level of complexity to it. A must try for Bourbon County fans.

Photo of JHasson8
4.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,894 ratings.