adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Bells. Clear, dark orange appearance with a white head. Pretty rich rye malty, whiskey, oaky, toffee aroma. Pretty light pale malty, grainy flavor with the thicker rye maltiness, vanilla, oak, and whiskey following. Cool beer for sure to try. I think they should bottle this shit. It’s very easy to drink and full of flavor- better than Lenny’s RIPA in my opinion.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at FoBAB 9. Pours a nice enough whiskey amber, white head and gold at the edges. Nose is a hit of spicy rye, some vanilla and a strong grain presence. Lots of grainy components. On tasting, it kind of falls apart. The rye graininess comes across as harsh and astringent and the oak throws in some unwelcomed tannins. More vanilla comes in. Very grain forward. Not really that good.