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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black, minimal head. Aroma is complex. Mix of bourbon, vanilla, berries, overall sweetness. Taste is sweet up front, lots of berries. It mellows out the normal bourbon flavor, with hint of some chocolate. Nice different take on the bourbon county. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1420) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
Merci à Lussier pour le partage de cette bière très convoitée! Le choix de l’étiquette est parfait. Avant même de lire ce qui y est écrit, on sait que des baies rouges et noires ont été employées dans l’élaboration de cette variante. Attention cependant car c’est jammy! Il faut aimer la confiture! En effet, le fruit est explosif et sucré. Au nez comme en bouche, je ressens une écrasante dominance de baies. Tentons d’imaginer une Bourbon County stout, bien bourbonnée, bien vanillé et sirupeuse à souhait, brassée avec une purée de fruits. En effet, les fruits prennent l’allure de fruits en purée ayant été mélangés à la bière originale. Mon palais détecte la même sensation alors que la bière coule dans ma bouche comme si je buvais réellement une confiture clarifiée sur le rond de la cuisinière. Beaucoup moins complexe que les autres variantes dégustée lors de cette mémorable soirée, j’ai tout de même aimé cette bière franchement décadente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1839) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Sampled from a 2012 bottle. Very smooth and drinkable. Nice fruity-tart berry flavor well balances out the intense sweetness. Good roasty backbone. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (8719) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle@Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016 - Black pour with tan head. Sweet and roasted malty with notes of sweet chocolate, some caramel, some berry fruits, sweet cocoa finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23725) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
martin00sr (2785) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
TNOD(U)RBSG16. Black with small tan head. Aroma has whiskey, syrup, spice. Flavour is boozy with jammy berries and light spice. Thick mouthfeel, stille quite drinkable. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17290) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Sampled @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, Saturday, Day 2

65cl bottle. Pours very dark brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet dark malt, red berries, vanilla. Taste of very sweet dark malt, red berries, vanilla, some wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17730) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (15524) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle, 12.7%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, berries, wood, oak, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, berries, medium sweet, bourbon, vanilla, rye, wood, warming with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (17823) - 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

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