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