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
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:
2,109
Reviews:
185
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Wants:
638
Gots:
672
For Trade:
81
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Ratings: 2,109 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of rodmanfor3
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is drinking incredibly well right now.

BCBS stout with berries on the nose.

The flavor is boxed chocolate truffle with sweet berry filling. Just fantastic.

The feel is thick and viscous.

Overall, one of the best stouts I have ever had.

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Photo of 4truth
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Skillz
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From bomber into a snifter, shared in a group of 3.

The look is of motor oil. Very dark, no foam head upon pour at all. Just pitch black. Smell is off typical Bourbon County. I was expecting some berries on the nose but none of it was really present. The taste though, especially as it warmed, was phenomenal. Possibly the best tasting beer I've ever had. So much berries! It tasted like jam with all the different berries combined with an imperial stout. Supper smooth and berry tasting. Full mouthfeel and deliciousness remaining for a bit. Absolutely loved this beer and would love to have it again.

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Photo of charlzm
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - poured dark...not opaque. Could see through.
S - berries and chocolate with some whiskey character. Smells sweet.
T - exactly as the nose. Berries and chocolate. Reminds me if a berry jam filled dark chocolate candy.
M - drinks pretty viscous. Nicely coats. Very nice.
O - very nice stout. Drinking absolutely amazing right now!

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigbrew140
4.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

2013. Poured in a snifter, the beer is jet black, oily thick, with a halo of tan head. Nose of roasted coffee, tangy sweet berries, and toasted notes, with boozy highlights. Flavors are rich, tart, and fruity forward, heavy on berries, with a solid backbone of milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted overtones. Subtle highlights of vanilla and bourbon. Smooth and velvety in mouth, with a boozy, chocolate, and berry sweet aftertaste. Amazingly balanced from start to finish. Fruity and chocolate linger on a smooth, layered, slow finish. Tremendous beer.

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Photo of dertyed
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MartyIU13
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of rspauldi
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jason3125
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The flavor on this beer is fantastic. Nice blend of berry pie like flavors, sweet, tart, and juicy, accompanied with some chocolate notes.

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

Photo of PaleCale
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle dated 20NOV2013. Look is rather unassuming, with a slight light brown head that dissipates quickly - two years maybe has impacted that. The nose is awesome - a little boozy, a little charred, a little soy sauce but a lot of fruity sweetness comes through as well - different from any other beer I've experienced. Taste is where this really pops - a perfect blend of berry sweetness, chocolate, whiskey and roasty/nutty flavors. Drinks very smooth, with almost no alcohol burn despite 12.7% abv. A seriously awesome beer to welcome in 2016.

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

Photo of boudeysbigbrew
4.98/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KWhyte23
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of nrbw23
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very awesome beer maybe just a tad on the sweeties side but still pretty awesome.

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Photo of Ebru
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Backyard Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.54 out of 5 based on 2,109 ratings.
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