Christos (5889) - 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. 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. ebone1988 (2123) - 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. baraciisch (3376) - 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 riversideAK (6265) - 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.
MarcoDL (5381) - 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. caesar (7281) - 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. Bosbouw (3007) - 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. Abijen (2571) - ’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. popway (224) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Ruby red colour, berrilicious, sweet rich aroma, fruity booze
Surprised that I didn’t rate this two years ago
on New Years. That one had tannins (sigh)
Quite a heavyweight