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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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Always on the lookout for the next thing they can throw in a barrel, our brewers actually looked no further than their own backyard for this release – literally. Inspired by the berries they remember first eating from the trees in their yards; this Bourbon County release is full of the dark, spicy, and pleasantly sweet flavors of mulberries, marionberries, and boysenberries. This trio of fruit nicely rounds out the spice and heat of the rye whiskey barrels in which they were aged, resulting in a smooth, jammy stout perfect for sipping on your back porch.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Outstanding imperial stout. High ABV but not boozy. Slightly sweet in flavor. Just good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2015
22 oz. bottle, drank at 14+ months old. Had this fresh, but waited to rate fully from the bottle. Pour looks like all of the Bourbon Counties; viscous, rich, with a small tan head. Nose fresh was huge and jammy, with gigantic dark fruits and bright berries, mixed with the classic rich vanilla, chocolate ganache classic base beer. With the age the nose loses a lot of the fruit apart from deep behind the rich sweet roast character. The flavor, however, is fucking nuts. The fruit is WAY more integrated, and it balances the beer in an absolutely gorgeous manner. Totally unreal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1171) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Thick black nearly still with creamy tan head. Big fruit aroma. Strawberry preserves, fruit jam and vanilla, with strong malt. Big bourbon flavours with jam. Doesn’t totally do it for me but it’s all executed. Thanks Tim, sort of kind of shared with Tony.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (12864) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Scoopey, 28/11/14. Black with a decent tan covering that soon dissipates edgeward. Nose is rich maltskys, chocolate, woody resonance but not too intense a dose of bourbonics, dark red berry notes. Taste comprises chocolate, raspberry licks, dark maltings, spice, subtle bourbon, red berry linger. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks and lightly warming alcohol in the close. Soldi impydom.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cards04 (2370) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Man this is good. Pours black with quickly dissipating mocha head. Aromas are red berries, jam, spicy rye, vanilla. Flavors are sweet red berries, jam, and dark chocolate finish. So smooth and so good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle, 1 year old, aroma is roast and whiskey with a light sweet berry tones. Taste is amazing roast and barrel with a sweet berry essence finish, very nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3333) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 2 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: bourbon, light woody, alcohol, roasted barley, light raspberry, light brown sugar; mouth: bourbon, light woody, alcohol, roasted barley, light raspberry, light brown sugar, light acidity, finale in roasted wood with presence of raspberry, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 2 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : bourbon, léger boisé, alcool, orge torréfiée, léger framboise, léger cassonade; bouche : bourbon, léger boisé, alcool, orge torréfiée, léger framboise, léger cassonade, légère acidité, finale en bois torréfié avec présence de framboise, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien bon

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1595) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle @ dangerous bottleshare 5.0 . Pours black with a brown lacing. Aroma of chocolate, sweet berries, sweet fruit jam, vanilla, dark sweet fruits and cherry sauce. You get the characteristic BC feel in the aroma with some sweet berries added and it blends pretty good actually! The taste is sweet and fruity. I get notes of chocolate, sweet berries, vanilla, dark sweet fruits, a dark fruit jam and that massive BC base! The berries blends very well into the taste. This was very good indeed! Massive and different IMPY.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle split 5 ways as part of Dangerous Bottleshare 5.0. Pitch black with some tan lacings on op. Nose is just insane, some bourbon notes but mostly just juicy berries. Taste is super smooth, sweet, loads of berry notes, some light chocolate. I wanted to hate this but I can’t, super tasty stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (750) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to franzbc. Cheers! Pours pitch black with a shortlasting small dark brown head. Aromas of bourbon, lots of jammy notes, cant really tell the berries from eachother but damn, this smells good! Coffee roast, chocolate, vanilla, fudge. Taste is lots of bourbon, vanilla, berries, jam. Tastes like raspberries, blackberries etc. Pretty strong roast, coffee, light cocoa. This is veryyy nice.


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