Dogbrick (7627) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewdog levels of bottle gimmickery aside, the beer pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of rye whisky, fruit and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of spicy rye, booze, caramel malt and ripe fruit. The finish is oaky vanilla and spiced rye. Above average overall.
Dfonorow (1337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is dark amber/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of rye bread, whiskey, earth, spice, and dark fruit. Dry and earthy.
Simonsen (623) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske medbrakt av esp0r. Klar kobberfarget, hvit skumtopp, moderat karbonert. Smaker fotsvette, dansk ost, malt, karamell, krydder og noe fruktig
ansermadide (1511) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really murky beer, muddy brown in color with a light brown head. Yeah, it looks muddy. It has a murky, muddy, malty thickness and a little sourness in the nose that reminds me of sourdough. The flavor introduces you a little deeper, with caramel, yeast, rye, and a touch of bourbon. Itís dense and chewy, and a sour, rye quality rounds out the finish. Thereís some nice fruit notes in this with a big mouthful and a tarty sourness in the finish. My cheeks are puckering. Itís a powerful beer. I expected the body to be the hardest thing to stomach, but itís more the flavor. Still, this is a pretty impressive beer. And I do like the feathers.
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. The first beer Iíve ever had with chicken feathers on the bottle. Dark amber pour with a small off-white head. Minimal whiskey/barrel, but some sweet caramel and some toffee. Light smoke, charred wood, and prunes. Flavor has a decent sweetness of caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. Slight bitter and chalkiness of charred oak. Some chocolate, prune, and mild whiskey. Not bad.
bluejacket74 (1275) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing chalice, the beer pours a hazy ruby red/brown color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and thereís a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like caramel, rye bread, rye whiskey, and some dark fruit. It tastes like spicy rye, rye whiskey, caramel, dark fruit, wood, and some earthiness. Itís mostly a sweet, malty tasting brew, but thereís also a good amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit coating with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, I wouldnít mind picking up a bottle of this again soon. $12.00 a bottle purchased at the brewpub.
nealblind (682) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red brown pour clear. Aroma caramel slight roast super malt. Tastes grape spicy grain slight creamy tannins. woody slight choc.
andrewje41 (323) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting feathered bottle pour. Pours copper with a malty, caramel aroma. A lot of rye in this one. Nutty flavor with a malty, bitter
BBB63 (5960) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gimmick bottle where I left all those feathers on the floor at the store... stupid! Anyways about the brew itself, pours a nice ruby hue with a fading head, not much lace. Lots of rye overtones and whiskey, caramel and grassy notes. A little bit of banana bread, prune, and some charred oak. Tasty but I was hoping for something more dynamic. That said the use of rye was well done.
TimsRatings (398) - - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BtlRev (Raleigh).
Pours a reddish brown (pretty red) with a touch of head. Creamy aroma - reminds me of the aroma of Creme Brûlée. But there's also a noticeable touch of rye in the aroma...
Taste is sweet cream complemented with the rye. Not disturbingly sweet like Creme Brûlée as the rye partially cuts through the sweetness.
This is a dessert beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/28/14. On tap at the brewery. Amber red pour with a nice khaki head. Nice aroma, plenty of whiskey pops through, bits of oak, vanilla, caramel, and a touch of spicy bread. Nice flavor, sweet whiskey complements the nice malt base with a touch of spice. Nice.