marcus (8906) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Kenny at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours orange amber woth a thick beige head and a fruity whiskey aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with some vanilla and lots of whiskey. Complex.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, "This is a strange beer from a strange brewer. Containing three varieties of rye, the beer is as viscous as Motor oil - just how we like it. We used Rye whiskey barrels from High West Distillery in Park City, Utah and aged the beer for 6 months at temperatures that weren’t exactly by the book. It’s anything but ordinary, just like Bobby."
Small Tank Project beer picked up at Bier Thirty for about $12. Poured into my slim tulip... deep red... thick.... good tannish head is sticky and leaves nice lacing.
Wow.... The nose is thick... Tons of whiskey... caramel notes.. "spicy", but almost in a cinnamon way... The hops are there, but seem like a floral quality.
Flavor thankfully is not as sweet as the aroma led me to believe... Great grainy, almost nutty notes... plenty of wood and alcohol... bitterness never really manifests itself until the finish and there it lingers oily with the whiskey. Interesting, but needs to be smoothed out a bit... Not sure, but I believe it could use a touch more residual malt sweetness to help blend the very distinct qualities.
Also the beer isn’t as "viscous" as advertised... instead has a palate on the slight plus side of medium that is accentuated by a soft small bubble carbonation.
I dig this one.... Not sure that it will age well, but I think a little time in the bottle will round out the flavors better.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a clear copper with small frothy white. The aroma is rye and roast. Thin mouth with light smoke and roast, strong rye, nice booze, very good.
slowrunner77 (9669) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Seemingly hoppier in the nose than it really is thanks to shit tons of rye. Really nice beer at 10+%. Complex malts and spice, some earthy hops, and an increasing rye whiskey barrel presence as the beer warms. I really liked this one."
Travlr (20948) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of lightly spiced caramel. Taste is also spiced.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle at the DC Local Tasting. Slightly hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of caramel and booze. Tastes of spices, caramel, light citrus. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (7235) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red pour, not much head. Booze, caramel and some citrus. Booze a little too prominent. Ok head and lacing. Rye doesn’t help with big booze here. Bottle thanks to nimbleprop.
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy amber with a single ring of eggshell head. Nose has a ton of booze, nail polish, some dried fruit, some wood pulp, a little cleaning solution. Flavor is boozy, tart, raisins, dried apricot, vegetal, wood pulp. Sort of astringent, vegetal finish.
obguthr (5490) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly spicy, somewhat vegetal, caramel nose. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Wood, dried leaves, caramel flavor. Woody finish. Rustic, but too sweet.
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of caramel and toffee, a good amount of rye, some light oak and vanilla, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Thicker texture. An interesting beer, but not the best.