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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, TNO(U)DRBSG16 @ fonefan & Brugmasia House.

[ As Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel ].
ABV: 12.7%. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, roasted, dark malt, raspberry, tart notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, raspberry, chocolate, rye. dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160820]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25453) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Bottled at TNOD(U)RBSG2016. Black, small head. Rich vanilla aroma with some blackberry. Sweet with full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Licorice, sugar and vanilla, lots of black berries. Peppery warming finish. Rich, but overly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23333) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22310) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18700) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18322) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, red berries, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 200816

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Malzig kirschige Aromen im Antrunk, zunehmend unsüffig werdend. Dabei steigt die Süße an, die kirschigen Noten sind ganze vorne mit dabei. Weich holzig, Tannennadeln, wenig alkoholisch. Vanille zum Ende. 12/12/12/10/11/12

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