Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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.

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3.6
omhper (25125) - 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.

4
martin00sr (4040) - 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.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (20476) - 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.

3.8
Koelschtrinker (20398) - 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

4.2
chrisv10 (17435) - 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.

4.3
Rasmus40 (20649) - 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

4.1
saxo (18302) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, fonefan. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, berries, fruits, chocolate, coffee, wood and hops. Nice and smooth.

4
hackobock (4029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
September 18, 2015. Bottle, received in a trade, thanks!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, a good amount of berries with blackberries and boysenberries, some caramel, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and some spicy rye notes. Taste is sweet with malty and berry notes, light to medium roasted bitterness, light tart berry astringency. Finish is light tart and sweet berries,sweet caramel, spicy peppery rye with some oak notes and warming bourbon. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.
A bit too much berry character which gives it an astringent note so the great base beer is disappears.

4
HeadyDE (843) - Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2016
bomber pour..dark brownish-light black color with a slight tan head..quite a bit of noise from carbonation action..lingers longer than expected..nose is berry dominant with blackberries, raisins, boysenberries and vibrant berry fruit very noticeable..jammy essence as well..good quality jam, not the cheap stuff here...mouthfeel is super smooth with the massive berries hitting surface of palate first..berries are a bit sweet, perhaps a tad too sweet, but as that fades next layer of the rye whiskey hits which is nice because the sweetness is kept in check by the woody, slight vanilla essence from the wood..final finish has expected warmth and the booze is felt on close..this really was an interesting combination, not my favorite of the GIBCBS varietals but a complex well crafted offering as anticipated..a bit too sweet n jammy for me..Cheers to 700 ratings!

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (7680) - 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.


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