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Bear Republic Black Rye (Whiskey Barrel Stout)

Bear Republic Black Rye (Whiskey Barrel Stout)
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
What do you get when you age an Imperial Stout for 6 months in an old, rye-whiskey, oak barrel? We call it Black Rye. Served cask style, we’re sure you’ll enjoy its robust, roasty heartiness courted by a vanilla-like whiskey undertone that’s sure to put hair on your paws! Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 11/30/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest

muddy dark amber, creamy beige head, drippy lace, rich sweet malt aroma, rich dark caramel malt flavor, touch of bourbon sweetness, balancing dry earthyness, hint of alcohol,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Sampled at the second annual Bistro’s West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Fest: Clear copper brown with a thin, spotty-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and bourbon oak with a hint of dark chocolate. Body starts with a light caramely sweetness and some earthy roasty bitterness toward a piny hoppy finish. Nicely balanced and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2007 PP SAF VIP session: Slight muddy deep brown with lasting creamy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of rye, caramel, anise, salty, soapy, and yeasty. The taste has a sharp bitterness and rye twang over sweet malts. Peppery and anise finish, some metallic notes too. The mouth feel is sharp and dry. This was just okay, where is the stout character? Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Tasted on tap at the 1st Annual Barrel Aged Festival. This stout pours an deep brown color. Small sized beige foamy head. Aroma is rye and bourbon, some chocolate and coffee. A lighter bodied stout. Malts are bready and there is some chocolate and coffee in the background. Touch of rye spiciness. Nice balance. Has a nice residual, sweetness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Tap @ 2007 Strong Ale Fest. Poured a hazy deep brown color with a large creamy tan head. The aroma had strong citrus and pine with the whiskey not as strong as I would have expected, but that is better. The flavor was the same It seemed to have a fair amount of hops, with a rye spicey finish. Caramel also mixed into the finish. Wasn’t bad but I really didn’t realized it was a stout until now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Draft at the Bistro BA Brew Fest 11/11/06; Nose of bourbon and rye bread, with a little spiciness mixed in; Hazy brown with a ring of bubbles around the glass; flavor of bourbon, alcohol and rye in a medium thin body, with an alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. 10th Rating of this beer. Pours cloudy borwn with a 2 finger than head. Nose is hoppy sweet. Taste is full of rye, smoky, tasty and very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Tap at the Bistro’s 1st Annual Barrel Aged Festival 11-11-2006. A mahogany brown color with a tan head. A malty and grain flavor. An odd mix with a nice cut of whisky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
headless, black, thin, hop rod rye plus black bear stout? seems better in theory. The whalloping strength is well-disguised but it just seems mmmm... thin and slightly metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
On tap at PP Strong Ale Festival. Tasted with too many ratebeerians to list. Creamy 1 finger head. Interesting combo of roastiness and hops. Great mellow flavor and a little hop bitterness.

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