Dogbrick (9085) - 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.
Beerman6686 (5047) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of whiskey, vanilla, caramel and toasted malt. Flavor was similar, but heading towards lighlt barrel sour Ans falling into infection.
tmongoose (1530) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft sampler this was the barrel aged version. and it poured a medium yellow with white head. appeared to be whiskey barrels, but I could be wrong. got the rye spice in the nose and in the flavor and that oaky woody barrel taste. thought this would be different but its not...I donít know but just wasnít a fan of this one.
Ferris (6714) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet caramel and rye with some oak. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Sweet caramel, light bitter hops and more rye sweetness.
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) rye, light alcohol, celery, plastic, weird palate linger, spices and a slick palate. Odd beer.
mansquito (3906) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with the feathers (750ml): Pours light brown with a beige head. Plenty of gushing going on after I opened this one. Aroma is light notes of vanilla, a strange kind of rye that stands out as rye, but very unlike the way it manifests itself elsewhere (is there even rye in this or is it just aged in whiskey barrels... I donít know), plus some distinct fruitiness, light funk, and vanilla, Taste is something akin to a sour. Nice malty backbone. Understated frutiiness. Plenty of wood. Interesting and complex. Not at all what I was expecting.
slowrunner77 (6543) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wish our bottle had feathers! :) it just said cluck cluck cluck on top.
Anywho, this amber ale is pretty barrel dominated. Lots of booze and rye, as the beer is maybe not quite strong enough to stand up to the barrels. Pleasant, just not very deep as you get whiskey, rye and a hint of sweet malt. little to no hop presence. Not bad, but overpriced.
NachlamSie (2898) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 oz at Asbury. Pours cloudy dark amber with a small head. Aroma is more estery than expected with notes of banana. Rye is prominent with supporting hints of vanilla. The palate is not as full as I thought it would be. I get hints of cinnamon in the flavor with rye, oak, banana and caramel. You tell me Iím gonna drink a rye beer thatís over 8% and aged in bourbon barrels, I envision something different than this. Not that this is unpleasant at all. It aight.
CanIHave4Beers (3506) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy rust color with a small head and decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is odd... sorta sweet tart like with some oak. Itís got a lot of whiskey and sweet malt....... in a sort of good way.
The flavor is practically the same as the aroma more sweet tarts, oak and vanilla. Itís kind of boozy, itís not overly sweet...
huh, itís not bad... but man, Iím not sure itís great either...............
teddybeer (2495) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a light beige head with medium lasting. Aroma has notes of caramel, some yeast ans strong rye notes. Flavor with a lot of spices: jinger and vanilla hints, some caramel and s high presence of rye. Mild bittery in the final with toasted mouthfeel.
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A different beer that came across more like a sour than a rye. Would love to have this beer beside Blvd. Love Child #4...I think they are very similar.