brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky amber pour with an off-white head. Pretty hoppy aroma. Very floral and a decent amount of citrus and vanilla. Tons of rye, oak, dark fruit, and malt sweetness. Flavor is a touch boozy, but not bad. Oak, rye, and dark fruit. Citrus zest, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of booze and bitterness on the finish.
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured dark ruby/amber with an easy forming beige-ish head. I heard this was quite hot when it was initially released so I sat on it for six months. Tasting great now. Good wood and barrel notes with a lot of the rye spice still shining. Earthy, and bready, dark fruit esters, with some vanilla and cookie dough notes. Whiskey notes but balanced and not too boozy.
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red Wax Dipped Bomber. Appearance is a cloudy ruby copper color with a thin cap of beige foam. Aroma is a mix of yeast, citrus and whiskey. The taste starts with a moderate dose of lemon, grapefruit and rye whiskey followed by notes of dark fruits and caramel. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy with soft carbonation and a tart, alcohol-warming finish. Overall, a rich rye Barley Wine style brew.
Gription79 (2248) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Toffee,spicy, caramel. There is noticeable alcohol heat. I did not find this to be that good.
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/22/13. Rare waxed dipped walez, bro! at RBWG thanks to Matt! Ruddy amber pour with a decent khaki head. Rich aroma with rye spice, plenty of whiskey and barrel character, and some sweet malts, caramel, and breadiness. Rich malty flavor as well, again with a big rye and rye whiskey punch, with a wisp of smoke and alcohol. Not bad.
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBWG, thanks to Matt. Pours clear amber with a light cream cap. Boozy nose, some semi-dark malts. Big sweet flavor, quite boozy, some caramel, bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with harsh alcohol, rubbing alcohol. Heavy, boozy.
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a murky light brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was lots of rye, toffee, burnt sugar and not much else. Flavor was very sweet and cloying, somewhat metalic, astringent rye and lots and lots of alcohol heat. Not good.
bhensonb (10908) - 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 (5625) - 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 (5903) - 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.