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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22099) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma gooseberries, some liquorice, alcohol and mild toffeeish and sweet malts. Flavour is liquorice, some toffee, mild fruits and some sugary notes. OK, but too much berries.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Bruce! Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody spicy berry and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate spicy berry flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and berry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
28th November 2014
Bottle share at Bruce’s pad. Big thanks to Paul. Almost opaque reddish brown beer, small tan head. Palate is light and has mild carbonation. Rich dark malts delivered lightly. Touch of dark malt cream. Warming mellow boozey whiskey. Touches of berry fruits and chocolate. Finishes smooth and a little spicy. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle courtesy of jackl, thank you sir! Deep brown color. Aroma of spiced briwn and pumpernickel bread. Taste is sweet brandied Christmas fruitcake. Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends. Thanks to Scott. Pitch black - offwhite head. High malty. Lots of berries. Red and black berries. Oiley. Vanilla. Light bitterness. Acid notes. Sour and sweet - perfect combination.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13707) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 650ml (PBF IX)
Dark opaque color, small white head. Roasted, berryish aroma. Full-bodied. Sweet, berryish, boysenberry flavor. Bourbon is not very much present here. Intresting and different variety. Very berryish and quite sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Paul. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. The aroma holds a lovely blend of chocolate and ripe berries, with understated roasted malts. Big sweet flavor, quite juicy, with lots of raspberry, strawberry, balanced chocolate, soft roast, light booze, touches of burnt wood. Full bodied with fine, almost spritzy carbonation, lightly warming to finish with sticky fruit sugars, dark malts, more chocolate, cherry, raspberry, blackberry. Some lingering alcohol heat. Exceedingly drinkable. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
Bottle at a pre CBC-tasting in Johns rented apartment in Copenhagen, huge thanks to Kermis! Pitch black beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Chocolate aroma, figs, raisins, cocoa, vanilla, grapes, cocoa powder, some whipped cream, caramel, licorice, tar notes, boysenberries, strawberry notes, some toffee. Fruity raspberry flavor, chocolate, cocoa, boysenberries, chocolate, cocoa, whiskey notes, vanilla, strawberries, licorice, salmiak notes. Fullbodied and with a lovely smooth fruity finish with light roast, caramel, raspberries and chocolate. Really nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, GT. Black in color with a surprising finger or so of tan foam. Really jammy nose. Lots of boysenberry, blackberry, and chocolate. Notes of burnt sugar and fudge, too. Taste is a touch on on the sugary and sweet side. Lots of berry jam. Raspberry, blackberry, and boysenberry notes, chocolate, and vanilla. Light booze. Sort of a booze soaked chocolate cake with berry filling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (12101) - 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.


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