50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. Butt mud brown pour with a kaki head. Sweet caramel malt aromas. Lots of caramel malts with some spice from the rye. A bit thin in the body. Average mouthfeel.
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a clear amber to brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark, ripe fruit, vanilla and rhye. Very sweet flavor that ends up more dry with bitter notes and alcohol. Full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Barley.
VsXsV (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Light hazy deep brown liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of toffee, raw sugar, oak, light vanilla, bourbon/rye and light booze. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of toffee, light vanilla, rye and oak. Medium to fill bodied with medium carbonation. Great beer. Love the ageing.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Deep brown with lacy speckles. Nose is boozy caramel, raisin, wood, whiskey and fig with a spicy tang. Slick medium body with heat and soft carb. Starts off with rich dark chocolate and caramel; a rum banana note in the background. Woody rye is prominent but not dominating. Lingering hints of dark fruit.
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Craig, pours reddish purple with small off white head. Notes of rich whiskey, oak, sugarplum, and light rye. Super rich and layered with flavor. Really nice big beer on a cold night.
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 12/30/2014. Pours deep brown, off-white tan head fades to a creamy haze on the surface, small ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma of mild chocolate in thick fruity dark malts, subtle hop overtones, rich creamy caramel swirled with vanilla, wood in the finish. Taste is fruity, sweeter than the nose implies, golden raisin with even a touch of banana, mild chocolate fudge, licorice with pronounced hoppy middle, rye whiskey finish integrated with lingering vanilla caramel. Medium thick body. Quite nice.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nom nom this is soooo good. Clean balance of rye sweet syrups a balance of fruity hops a warm swallow .. One of my favorite the rye is the best compliment yet.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with the crew thanks to jrob21’s hussle. Was very excited to try not knowing it was the more difficult to obtain ( I assume) rye version. Lots of sweet vanilla, cherry fruits, nice rye spice, lots of barrel character. Booze does show a good bit, but it was not detracting. Loved this and if it wasn’t for BA Speedway, it would have been the best of show.
jrob21 (3048) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 with the crew as part of most of Alesmith day. Chewy malt with lots of molasses and frut. Raisin working in there as well. Good barleywine fruit. The rye comes through with some spice on the back end of the palate. Still a little bourbon hot alcohol so could lay down for another little while. Don’t get me wrong though, this is still a phenomenal drink.
ekstedt (6162) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. CLear copper, low tan head. Malty, caramelly, notes of oak, vanilla, coconut, some pepperminth. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness, some tannins.