novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
SUPERB rye grain specialty beer. Superb aroma on this one- oak, malts, a whiskey nose- super balanced and the perfect viscosity. Delicious cask notes, perfectly aged and distinctive flavor. Would jump at the chance to drink this again.
RABinCO (1430) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013(?) bottle. Pours deep orange with an off-white, persistent head that leaves thick sheeting. Aroma is BIG on the rye whiskey. Lots of spice and vanilla on the nose. Taste is an excellent blend of bit citrusy/spicy/sticky hop character, rye whiskey burn, and mellow oak character. Bravo.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
S: Very boozy though ever so slightly watery. Vanilla, oak, spice from the rye whiskey, and caramel and toffee A: Crazy hazy muddy ruby red with a light brown head. Great lacing T: Boozy, spicey, and tasty. However, like the nose it’s slightly watery. P: Nice, little too much carbonation O: Excellent beer though muddled. There are many layers of complexity but the layers are difficult to perceive ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
trevor211 (1479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2012. Dark red/brown, with sweet malts and not very much rye. Just a bit of fruit. Good, but wasn’t too impressed with this one.
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bigwood, 12/6/2012 [6 of 11]. From notes.
Aroma: Spiced Templeton rye, sweet oak.
Appearance: Amber color, thin ring of off-white head, clings nicely to the glass, good lacing.
Taste: Rye whiskey, spice. Some citrusy hops of front, but mostly sweet and spicy.
Palate: So so smooth. Nice carbonation & mouthfeel.
Overall: Nice. I will happily drink this.
Note from Nick: "I’m totally tasting urinal cake." As an aside, once that thought is with you it’s hard to shake it ...
PhatB420 (760) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
exceptional rye, tastes at kellys in dalton, ma on 12/6/12 Mega beer class. Danity matl balance, smooth rye taste, tangy and mellow hop sugguestion, hoppy side notes and an orange color the balances the fruit with the sun, this is nice. Overall, a bitter at front sip, followed by a malt rollover with liquid fronts of zen. Nice.
MacBoost (1607) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle from someone, thanks bro! Holy hell is there a lot of whiskey aroma and flavor in this one. They ain’t a shittin when they say rye on rye. I have a feeling this is gonna get me buzzed quick after I pound this bad boy in less than 5 minutes, so here we go... Pours a cloudy amber color with a generous amount of head. Heavy notes of whiskey bottles (brand new cars), but not too much coke or too much smoke. Taste is malt forward, some booze but not hot, just a pleasing tingle that touches every corner of my mouth. Slightly sweet but finishes dry. Warming. This is a very good beer.
umich03jm (2994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25oz bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours a cloudy dark orange-brown color with a small amount of head. Smells spicy and sweet. Whiskey, caramel, rye, and brown sugar. Taste is nicely balanced balanced rye whiskey and sugary caramel. Finish has a mild bitterness. Very long and somewhat dry finish that lingers a rye whiskey taste. Interesting beer, well made, nicely balanced. Glad I was able to try this.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th February 2011
Hazy reddish - brown beer. Big cream coloured head. Soft palate. Milky sweet nose with a little wood. Sourish cream with a little wood and vanilla. Mild whisky. Slight bitterness in the finish. A nice beer but it’s more Rye sour than Rye spice.
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours brown with thin head. Aroma is wood (oak), caramel, brown sugar, spices, and whiskey. Flavor is the same. Outstanding.