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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Why Rye? A fair question, given this assertively flavored grain is more often associated with whiskey than with beer. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch, respectively. But when we procured some seasoned rye whiskey barrels from our friends at Templeton Rye, we asked ourselves, "Why not?" Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Thus, Rye-on-Rye: a marriage of very similar, yet very different embodiments of this unique, distinctive grain. Two kinds of malted rye provide a spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish. Rye-on-Rye’s body and character make it the equal to any sort of hearty stew or aged cheese. At the risk of seeming redundant, might we suggest pairing it with a classic pastrami-on rye? A rye beer with a hint of rye whiskey aroma, alongside a rye bread sandwich. Why not?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HappyHandsClub (22) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Once again, Boulevard appeals to the palate with this barrel aged and non-barrel aged blend. If it were 100% barrel aged it would be provocative and have more character. I found this brew to be a bit bland like the other Smokestack part barrel aged blends. I don’t like paying for champagne cork top bottle pricey beer and feel snake bit after I drank it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (384) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a dull reddish-brown from a bottle, espresso crema colored head with some lacing. Aroma is of a spiced whiskey. Flavor starts with caramelized brown sugar, followed by vanilla, slight sour cherry and baked apples, all intertwined with that hearty rye earthiness. Well-balanced yet boozy, feels like a whiskey drink without as strong a hit of alcohol on the back of the throat. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2918) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
21.05.2015, 0,75l bottle (2014 vintage) @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grainy, caramel malts, oak, dark sugar, alcohol, grass, toffee, nuts, vanilla, almonds. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, oak, alcohol, minerals, caramel malts, weeds, burnt caramel, grain, hints of almond essence. Medium bitterness, mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2975) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
Shared 750 ml. 2012 bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, copper color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan head foam, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was ripe fruit as dark grape & cherry, and maybe a touch of orange rind, with caramel/toffee sweetness, a bit of barrel vanilla, and rye & hop spiciness. Ditto on the taste, with a medium+ body, moderate carbonation, whiskey booziness, and dry finish. Good complexity, and nicely sipable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
2014. Bottle to glass. Pours a chunky light copper amber color with a light tan head. Aroma has a nice barrel character, vanilla, touch of rye. Flavor is boozy, sweet, vanilla, molasses. Medium body with a lingering vanilla molasses sweetness. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Hazy copper, eggshell ringed head and filmy tent of a head. Nose is brash bourbon, lemon and undercooked merengue with a coppery breadiness. Initial taste of rich, spittle sweet coppery malt and a tap of vanilla sweetness. Grainy grapefruit builds before a hit boozy barrell sweeps into the finish. Soft almost unnoticeable carbonation and surprisingly smooth sipping. Linger is polished, sweet woody and a firm vanilla caramel breadiness. Cheers Paul.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (6572) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Cheers Paul! Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of bourbon, but I guess that’s rye whiskey and oak? Citrus, in a cooked orange way. Taste is barley wine syrup territory. Some booze, but relatively balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6743) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is vanilla, bourbon, toffee, wood, light smoke, taste is dry, sweet, wood, juicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft toffee sweet fruit ..big berries nose ... soft sweet malts .. juicy malts ... soft sweet fruits ... soft toffee fruit ... juicy fruits.. soft bourbon linger

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (1130) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
Flaska från SB. Kopparfärgad vätska med tvärhögt skum. Massiva dofter slår emot näsan. Citrus, fänkål och något lite härsket, typ gammalt smör. Mjuk och len med en fyllig och eldig munkänsla. Alkoholen på 12% kan finnas i eftersmaken. Når inte riktigt fram till höjdarna inom stiltypen. Hade det inte varit för den härskna tonen hade den landat på fyra, eller högre.

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