kidmartinek (3617) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot of caramel and then some sweetness in the aroma. The color is reddish brown and the consistency is very thick. Lots of thick syrupy sugary rye malt flavor. Those of you with a sweet tooth will enjoy this one. It could pass for 6 percent, not 11. The finish is oaky, fast and doesn’t linger. I like the finish the best on this beer. This is something you could take a long time enjoying a small amount of. Each sip provides lasting enjoyment.... truely a feat of accomplishment.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thick malty aroma, lots of vanilla and oak and some rye spice. flavor is on the sweet side with nice spiciness but too much caramel. it’s a rye wine basically. chewy and undercabonated, alcohol is well-hidden but apparent in the long oaky finish.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Common Table.
Brownish amber brew with some tan head. Nose is massive rye and whiskey with some roasted malt. Very malty flavor with some wood, rye spice, and more whiskey.
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10 oz draft pour from a freshly tapped 2012 keg. Beautiful red-dark red hue with a thin, dissipating white head. Smells strongly of whiskey and lightly of rye spice. First taste is confusion and eventually bliss. Earthy spicy and wood notes are washed away by stronger oak and whiskey bite. Finish is clean and leaves a perfectly sweet aftertaste. Given the high ABV and barrel aging, I’d say the alcohol is well-hidden (though I am a whiskey drinker). This is Boulevard’s best brew. I expect this to age extremely well.
Rustyham (1720) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hardly any aroma. Very slight caramel & Rye flavor. Light slow flavor, comes on with a decent thickness in the mouthfeel. Kind of like a light molasses and dark bread. ABV does not show.
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle of batch 2012 -1 poured into tulip glass. Bottle number 6456
Aroma: whiskey, tiny bit of citrus, hint of vanilla and banana
Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep coppery brown. less than 1 finger of head faded quickly.
Taste: light sweet, light bitter, medium sour.
Palate: Aftertaste is sour and bourbon. medium body, thin texture. lively carbonation.
Overall: This is the first time I’ve had this out of a bottle. Had previously at a tasting and remember it tasting like Banana Pancakes. In this I mostly taste the whiskey. I have a few bottles of this left that I think I’m going to cellar for a while to see what develops. I’m not sure how old the keg was that I had last time. This bottle seems very hot to what I had before. I can feel it heating up my throat and stomach.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour muddy deep amber with rye whiskey notes. The rye base shows with a large sweet note of he whiskey. The finish drives hard into a oak like note.
jmohno (1059) - Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky reddish brown with thin but frothy head with lacing. Solid carbonation.
Aroma has a little citrus,wisky woody notes a little marshmellow with carmel a bit of pepper maybe or floral spice.
Taste is smooth with citrus somewhat hoppy with carmel a little tart cherry with woody wisky up front and throughout which imparts a really nice character to this but not overwhelming but nice if you like oak and some woody dryness in finish with flashes of wisky off and on in taste, a bit yeasty at times,nice dry peppery finish with some citrus fruit in the background.Good complexity almost belgian like but not so estery..Very drinkable for a 11%er tastes strong but not too malty sweet or much of any hot alcohol,but is warming. Highly tastey.
wchesser (1143) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
’12 vintage #26087. Big fading head with medium-heavy lacing. Nose is, surprise...rye whiskey...yes, you can tell the difference, and a little bit of smoke and wood vanilla and caramel malt and spice. Cloudy ruddy brown. Full bodied and sweet with earthy malt and rye characteristics along with some date notes. I would like to try this aged and see if it tames a bit. This is really good, but could be a bit smoother. Alcohol definitely noticeable if I have to pick a fault. Was great with some smoked bbq ribs and brisket.
jandd1983 (2529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was bread, hops, barley, oak, whiskey and some toasted caramel. The taste was whiskey, hops, some sweet malt, toasted caramel and fruit. A very good Rye-on-Rye.