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

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100
world-class

1,449 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,449
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 378
Gots: 574 | FT: 93
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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MattSharpless

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-09-2014 13:21:07 | More by MattSharpless
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California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

07-08-2014 23:24:33 | More by PhillipMicupp
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-08-2014 22:33:21 | More by pat_usher
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-08-2014 17:26:01 | More by Ncpogs
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-08-2014 15:05:30 | More by Chazzman529
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jbogner

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-08-2014 15:01:14 | More by jbogner
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-07-2014 16:54:17 | More by DerrickW
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daryk77

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-07-2014 16:21:47 | More by daryk77
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MrShake

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-07-2014 16:18:51 | More by MrShake
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-07-2014 11:43:02 | More by JakeDebus
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adolgonos

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-07-2014 06:37:52 | More by adolgonos
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mhind52

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-06-2014 19:13:01 | More by mhind52
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RaulMondesi

California

2.64/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

No. No. No. All kinds of no, my children. When Raul was baby Raul, you could toss him a candy cane and he would suck on the hot dog thang, no problem. But nowadays? Nope. Raul grewed up and he ain't into that ultra sweet, high fructose corn syrup artificial stuff. And Backyard Rye? AY dios mio! It's like someone mixed up some Nerds and a Ring Pop and threw it in a perfectly fine BCBS.

This is just rank. Peace!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 02:57:03 | More by RaulMondesi
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Jross212

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-05-2014 16:26:19 | More by Jross212
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BRami127

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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atorres

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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ElJosharino

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

07-04-2014 18:07:51 | More by ElJosharino
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Moc513

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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stogirelli

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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blankenhoney

Ohio

4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber bottled on 20NOV13 and poured into a BCBS snifter

A: dark, dark brown with a minimal head of khaki bubbles. looks like regular BCBS with a bit more carb.

S: the dominant aroma was sweet, tart fruit from the berries. after that there's a fair amount of chocolate, wood spice, and vanilla. the aromas were fantastic. the intense berry aromas were a delight…it's just like when you went to the farmer's market last weekend and picked up some fresh berries, crushed them in your mortar, and splashed 'em with your favorite rye.

T: a great combination of sweet, tart berries and rich chocolate. on the sweeter/desert-y side, but not too sweet or cloying. the finish featured some alcohol heat, lots of wood, and a bit of rye spice. as it warmed up, the beer showed a goodly amount of dark chocolate/espresso roast.

M: perfect as usual with this BCBS variant: full, viscous, and chewy, though not quite as thick and syrupy as BCBS. on the drinkability front, it wasn't a problem to crush this bomber by myself, though the berry flavors maybe became a bit repetitive and slightly less enjoyable over 2 hours or so.

O: this is an amazing beer: the mouthfeel is wonderful (to be expected as BCBS variant), but the berry aromas and flavors are out of this world. not having much positive experience with fruited stouts (cherry rye being the exception), i was a bit surprised to like this one so much. i was glad to have enjoyed backyard rye on a cool summer night: the abv kept me warmed up, and the intense berry aromas and flavors were really in keeping with summer. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 00:16:00 | More by blankenhoney
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matt2591

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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Texas

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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

07-03-2014 13:02:03 | More by Ant4711
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-03-2014 03:25:44 | More by kevgod
Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
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