Sledutah (5652) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Bobby at the RBWG grand tasting, Tampa
Cloudy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of rye, toasted malts, woody and dark fruit. Flavors of dark fruit, rye spices, caramel and vanilla
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... RBWG 2015… This beer rocks!… Pours clear and deeply amber with a small, nicely tanned head. The aroma is a fantastic stream of raw coconut, rye whiskey, gooey caramel, dried and sweetened stone fruits, and dried plum. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and sufficient carbonation. The decadent flavor offers gooey, buttery, sweet caramel well-integrated with a generous measure of unobtrusive rye whiskey. Warming, comforting, nourishing finish. Yet another world-class treatment of a world-class beer from Alesmith via stawn!.
jbruner (2826) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBWG 2015! Pours a hazy golden brown with thin off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big sweet vanilla and toffee wroth just a hint of spicy wood back end. Taste follows, sweet but not overly so, booze is well hidden, damn nice, thanks for the share!
Homer321 (2498) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bobby at RBWG GT. Nose is light booze with a strong vanilla. Taste is chest raisin and dried figs. Lingering alcohol warming. Nice
50belair (2773) - 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 (3017) - 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 (2635) - Linköping, 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 (3463) - 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 (3709) - 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 (1148) - 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.