bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sedimented copper, creamy off-white head with moderate retention. strong oak, toffee, rye, whiskey, alcohol. medium bitter, medium sweet. full body, creamy feel. very warm. very, very strong whiskey. itís good, but i canít manage a lot of it at once.
dutch23mp (245) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like water and seems more like a barley wine IMHO. Very complex sweet. I would recommend as a desert beer sharing this 22 oz bomber with a couple of others. Although not much to my taste a really well done brew that the brewmaster worked hard on.
UDBeernut (1265) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from unclemike, thanks bro. pours burnt sienna with an ample tan head. nose of rye whiskey continues in the mouth with some oak. Mouth is slick a finish is dry. fantastic.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow this is ok, the most mediocre beer possible, itís good but the same of the rest
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wowee. Caramel brown pour, frothy head. Whiskey booze aroma. A wonderful blend if flavors...grainy rye, bourbon/whiskey, and earthy hops...in a perfect blend, none overpowering the other. Thick and coating on the tongue. Nice.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of 2012 shared by Dogbrick on Memorial Day. Hazy copper pour with a huge tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, cherry, spicy rye and some whiskey. Malty and caramelly flavor with whiskey character before a sweet and spicy rye finish.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a 2 finger tan head with a hazy garnet body. Head never goes way and leaves lots of speckled lacing.
S - Smells like sweet whiskey. Wet whiskey barrel wood, sharp cherries, spiced dates, red delicious apples, banana, vanilla alcohol fumes.
T - Cola like sweetness upfront with notes of spiced dates. Whiskey barrels come strong and push against super sugary caramel malts. Thereís a spiciness but I canít tell if itís from the rye malt or the alcohol. Finishes hot and spicy.
M - Full bodied with soft carbonation, soft and creamy feel, drinks a little hot.
The aroma is very nice with fruit, wood, whiskey, and vanilla. It is dominated by a bold whiskey barrel flaovr. The rye is there but itís hard to detect at times. The flavor reminds me of a sweet Jack n Coke. I guess it would be nice to drink by the fireplace on a cold winters night.
Serving type: bottle
Advocate_Ames (322) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
By the looks of things this brew has a good sticky head with a dark amber color. The aroma is of sweet malts, sweet rye, oak, mild whiskey, and a faint fresh hop smell. As for flavor I picked on the mild whiskey, rye, subtle sweet malts, slight sugar, and minor to no hop flavor. The finish is better than I thought. From the sniffing to tasting I thought the whiskey and the alcohol would linger heavily but it slowly faded and the rye and a grain malt flavor peak nicely. There was also a minor bitter kick. Overall this was a fine beverage.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A Sweet & spicy boozy rye beer with a strong oaky presence. Brutal.
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged. Donít know the age, donít remember where it comes from, maybe in a trade.
The look: Almost clear red-amber body topped by a medium beige head.
In long: Nose is unsurprisingly dominated by rye but also a disturbing higher alcohol (fusel-ish) presence. Taste is super sweet, toasted rye bread swimming in caramel, a whole lot of toasted brown sugar, a strong peppery spiciness sensation that I think comes from the alcohol, a lot of oak. Plenty of carbonation makes this palate destroyer a bit easier on the tongue. A strong oak presence in this beer but thankfully not too much oak tannins because that would just not work at all in this beer. 12% is apparent. This is brutal, really not my type of beer. I drank about the 2/3rd of the bottle then drained poured the rest, not because it was bad, I just got bored with it, the more I drank it the more brutal it was, at the end it was just a slice of toasted rye bread soaked in a strong spicy alcohol. Probably a good beer for the intensity lover, but a big ĎMehĒ from me, I donít drink beer by the 2oz, and I found that drinking a 750ml of this beer to be just too much brutality. Just about everybody seem to like this beer but I donít, Iím weird, Iím very weird, weird people have voices in their heads speaking to them, Iím even weirder than that, the voices in my head have a strange accent and I canít understand what they are telling me.
jcos (1362) - 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 Iím not a huge whiskey fan. Really well balanced, alcohol isnít too harsh for 12%, nice stuff.