bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark ruddy amber with a half finger creamy beige head. Aroma is roast malt with a fair amount of rye notes. Very full bodied. Creamy. Flavor is heat enhanced rye. Rye spice. It’s like a flavorful barley wine. Or perhaps a beer aged in fresh oak. If there were more fruit aspects it could be a fantastic quad. Super brilliant ale. Get it if you can.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wax dipped rare beer. Fuck yeah! Nose of strong rye malt, caramel notes, nice sweetness, vanilla, wood, spicy rye whiskey, alcohol. Pours dark amber, thin white ring of foam around the edges. Flavors of rye whiskey up front, rye malts spicy sweet grain notes toasted brown bread, earthy hop notes, wood, a little vanilla. Thick body, medium carbonation. A little alcohol presence. Nice interesting beer.
douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle wax dipped in red wax. Pours a mostly clear ruby color with a medium white head. A big sweet nose of fruit, vanilla and whiskey. The flavor is initially some tobacco, leather, big fruit, strawberries, later big rye whiskey, earthy, even smoky at times. Huge vanilla. Very good. The barrel addition is just perfect. Mellow and yet big flavors.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22, capped and waxed. Pours a cloudy dark mahogany with a gigantic dense and creamy tan head. Lots of webby lace. Big peppery sweet rye nose, smells like good dark bread. Creamy medium body with pleasant carb. Caramel, toast, black pepper, and a hint of orange peel on the mid palate. Mild black pepper finish. Nice beer.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Certainly an interesting beer. The rye isn’t super vibrant, im just getting standard barley flavors. THe whiskey adds sweetness.
renegaderebel (5) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pour incredibly thick. The nose had a very strong whiskey flavor, and the beer had a great chewy sweet flavor.
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong rye all over this it could basically be a whiskey if it had more acetone burn. Some fruit mellows it out also. Super thick, like a malted milkshake, I really adore that puffy, suffocating texture. Vanilla and heaps of nutty, grainy bourbon. So smooth and you can’t detect that booze except deep and warm in the stomach.