JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown, this is a nice beer with some wonderful rye flavors on the nose with some caramel malts..And tastes like bourbon, vanilla, and some spices. Great beer!
Bricktop86 (584) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark cloudy ruby red with a lot of fluffy tan head. Smells of rye bread. Taste reminds me of good bourbon; sweet, rich and just barley sour. Spicy and warming on the finish. If you’re like me and enjoy whiskey then this one is for you
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours rich mahogany, creamy caramel head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, rye. Flavour the same, some spices, bourbon and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy, rich, nicely carbonated. Good, and warming.
mcberko (7246) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy maroon with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, rye bread and whiskey - lots of depth. Flavour brings out lots of figs and dates, rye whiskey barrels, rye bread and rich caramel -some slight spices in there too, ABV is completely hidden. Very deep and full-bodied, sort of like a rye-induced scotch ale. Very expertly made.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at Magic City Brew Fest. Poured dark mahogany with a medium-sized light tan head. Aroma was boozy, lots of dark fruit, spicy, sweet malt. Flavor was big: lots of dark fruit, quite sweet, intense caramel and toffee, hints of vanilla, licorice, wood, smoke. Long sweet, finish. Highly carbonated, thick mouthfeel. Intense beer.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle i picked up in OKC. Pours hazy reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of bread, earthy malts, spices, wood, and caramel. Flavors of rye, earthy spices, wood, booze and some caramel. Nice carbonation but body seemed a little thin. Probably could of used some more time in the cellar to mellow out.
Errl (1735) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle # 14654..Pour is honey with a light tan head..Nose is vanilla, whiskey, rye, wood, bubblegum, cotton candy , Taste is vanilla, wood, orange, rye, sweetness, spice, whiskey, Palate is warm with vanilla, and sweetness..
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle to snifter. Looks fine; not as boozy as I expected though. Smells solid; you can definitely bick up the whiskey barreling. Tastes good; nice balance of beer and barrel. Mouthfeel is average, but can likely be improved with age. Good stuff, especially for the price!
bluejacket74 (1398) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottle #16855, batch 2012-2, best by 02-2014. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky ruby red/brown color with about an inch tan head that stays around for a very long time. There’s a small amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, the brew smells like dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, whiskey, vanilla, and a bit of apple. It tastes like oak, rye whiskey, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, and some orange marmalade. Nice mix between the sweet and spicy rye flavors in this beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s creamy and smooth. The carbonation is soft which helps make this easy to drink. I think this is a very good overall brew, I’d buy it again. $13.99 a bottle.
brenn79 (1583) - Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle, 2012 vintage, bottle NO. 1083- Pours a very hazy ruby red with an off white dense creamy head that reduces to a blanket. The aroma is whiskey, oak, cherries, bready. The taste is similar, very creamy too, oak is very prominent, whiskey is there but not in your face, and that cherry flavor that comes from the wood, wonderful, rye bread is noticeable, If I liked reuben sandwiches, I bet that would be a match. The body is full, carbonation is high, creamy mouthfeel, finish lingers. Overall I was impressed, this is one hell of a big beer, and enjoyable for the entire bottle, I was worried I would get tired of it.