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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel

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RATINGS: 306   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.

TheLevi4000's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 This was really good. The aroma was sweet berries, coffee, chocolate and boozy. Taste just like it smelled. The finish is where I think this one becomes a very good beer and makes it stand out from others. Think of really good quality dark chocolate and raspberry candy flavor. Yes candy, there is a sweetness in the beer that reminds me of the candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5256) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to rich. pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is big roast malts bourbon barrel vanilla a nice berry sweetness some gram cracker notes aswell. Taste is more of the bourbon barrel goodness a nice Berry touch vanilla sweetness. This was tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4416) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2016
(Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 12.7% Pours a black and thick beer, with a small dark brown head on top, with low to average retention. Lots of berries still on the aroma, with whiskey following, vanilla, light roasted malts, wood, light soy sauce, alcohol. Very sweet on the taste, with the whiskey more notable now, the alcohol too, still some vanilla notes, not so much of the berries, molasses, wood, roasted malts. Thick body, nicely carbonated, very sticky on the palate while having a smooth, silky texture. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JJMBeer (48) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2016
This beer has peaked and has started to fade a little. Less Jammy than in the past, and transitioning towards the stout characteristics. Probably my least favorite of the variants.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1034) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Aroma is wonderful, barrel, roasted malt, licorice, sweet, booze, boysenberries, wonderful. Appearance is black, not much head left but wonderful. Taste is fruity, barrel, booze, tart, then like regular Bourbon County, just great. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation, tons of berries in the aftertaste. Overall, my god. This is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Dark black in color... Aroma of berries, rye whiskey, roasted malts... Flavor is sweet juicy berries, spicy rye, roasted malts... Rye whiskey, fruit on palate... Really nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6040) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Last years version, rare as fuck! Strong roast nose chocolate rye barrel sweetness spicyness, fruit underneath. Rare. Black pour tan head dissipates a little. Barrel and fruit up front jammy for sure then dark malt chocolate some oxidation for sure good body still. Better than any of this years variation. Sweet jammy finish. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (3695) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Abijen’s Christmas non-tick tasting. Aroma of strong vanilla, earthy cream and cherry. Rich thick flavor of cherry, vanilla, roasted malt, cream, red fruit, mildly tart fruit core and a long lasting delicious finish. Piece of art this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6378) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Abijen’s Christmas non-tick tasting, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of chcolate, cookie, biscuit, roast, bit vanilla. Bit sweet in taste, chocolate, touch of roast, cookie. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (2510) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt vol, vanille, crème, koffie. Smaakt vol herfstfruit, vanille, koffie. Beetje alcohol. Mooie volle afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Donker bruin bier met een kleine beige schuim kraag. Ruikt overrijp fruit, vanille, geroosterd. Smaakt vanille, rood fruit, chocolade, geroosterd.

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