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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels with fresh mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries.

Added by MasterSki on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,107
Reviews:
185
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Wants:
638
Gots:
672
For Trade:
82
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Ratings: 2,107 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of xt0n1cx
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Svyturys30
4.84/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I agree with nawpnawp's description of fruity stout, but that is what I loved about it. I am very glad to have tried this beer and I personally thought that it was better than the 2015 BVDL or the ABVMZ that I had at the same tasting (yes I had all 3 poured chilled and sipped on it and all 3 got better as they warmed up). This was an absolute berry bomb with a subtle bourbonish taste at the end. I have already procured a bottle, and can hopefully get my hands on a few more. Cheers!

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Photo of gruves33
4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VetsPackage
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure what I really expected this beer to be but it definitely exceeded any bar I coukd have set. Think brookside dark chocolate covered fruit candies. Perfect dessert beer, a tad sweet but it comes with the territory of a massive stout with this much fruit added. 12.7% well hidden, time has done this beer wonders, great stuff

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Photo of Jroden5446
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of OU_Bobcats
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dub_deuce22
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nawpnawp
2.49/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours black with zero head. Extremely strong smells of boysenberry with just a hint of the base stout. Anyone who has a problem with "soy sauce" tasting stouts -- avoid this. The taste upfront is all sweet berries, finishing with a slight bitterness that might also be from the berries. It is so overpowering, that it is hard to pick up on the rye whiskey and malty backbone from the beer. I though it would get better as it warmed up, but it only got more berry intense. This variant is not worthy of the amazing beer that is BCBS.

If you understand what you are in for (super fruity stout), this probably does it well. I'm glad I got to try it, but I wouldn't have it again if it was offered to me for free. If I didn't give up an outrageous amount to get it, I would have drain poured it.

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

Photo of bmeGT
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.67/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Klourie
4.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.92/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a tremendous beer. 2 1/2 years following release - I finally cracked this open. Luscious, velvety berry stout with tons of chocolate. The underpinning rye adds a nice spice tinge. Big big berry notes right across from first pour to this warming up. The flavors come together well but provide enough zip to be distinguishable. One of my favorite BCBS variants that I have tried.

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Photo of robroc
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yumbeer
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jtirpak22
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of mmcurran
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tregan_20
4.62/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.54 out of 5 based on 2,107 ratings.
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