jcos (1173) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 5/11/2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark caramel cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of rye, faint caramel.
Taste: Light bitterness, lots of rye, some caramel, whiskey on the finish.
Palate:Medium body, covers alcohol well.
Summary: Really interesting beer that at first I was scared to try as I’m not a huge whiskey fan. Really well balanced, alcohol isn’t too harsh for 12%, nice stuff.
JulienHuxley (1705) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jao. Clear (very light haze) copper-red pour, creamy white head with spotty lacing. Really whiskey forward, vanilla, light pickle bourbon notes, light peppery rye notes. Flavor is a tad boozy, really peppery, lots of rye (both the grain and the whiskey), something a tad vegetal in the finish. Full bodied with light-med carbonation. Interesting experimental beer, could have used a bit more residual sugar to mellow it out.
radarsock (476) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed with Jblauvs at his Amesbury flat. Basically, it was sourdough- and raisin-laden strong ale accompanying ahsy and bittersweet undertastes. Not my thing, really. Murky, hazy brown; vivacious vanilla cream head two to three fingers. This was being saved for someone else, but if they hadn’t blown me off I would’ve given it to them. Not worth the price, either.
Dogbrick (6004) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a brownish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grain, malt and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky vanilla, grainy malt and subtle booze and rye. The finish is malty up front with spice and oak aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
szinck1 (14) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle (6 mos aged). barrel-aged nose. Slight haze, minimal head. Orange, cherry undertones and balanced whiskey finish - full body. recommended.
Sammy (7029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A story in rye, rye dreams.Enormous head on beige body. Mild rye spice aroma. Above average body, Decent drinkability, just a drop of faint sour.
Bottle from IP with FlandersNed, expiry 1/13.
TheGooch510 (7) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very strong, forward, tasting Ale. I was intrigued by this beer because I really enjoy Templeton Rye, and thought it would be a great vessel to age a beer in. I (they) was right!
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GothGargoyle (565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with a good pale head. Aroma is honey, apricot, coriander, booze. Sweet and creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, sweet on the palate with a hint of booze on the finish. Taste is apricot, honey, peach.
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 Pours reddish amber with a white foam head that sticks to the glass. The aroma is wine barrel, sangria, coconut, and some tart fruit. The taste is rich caramel, fruit, oak, booze, coconut, and vanilla. I’m really digging this.
BlowOffTube (52) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this one. Pours a clear copper color with light spicy bourbon on the nose. Not much head on this one. Taste is spicy with a very clean bourbon taste and decent medium body. The rye comes through on this one along with a little burnt sugar and vanilla in the background. A little more bourbon taste would have been nice but overall I thought this was a solid brew.