tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pretty amazing. I have had a jaded standard for beers lately but this one blew me away. Great mahogany / brown / red body with sustaining off white finger of head. Aroma is of burnt oak, rich whiskey, bourbon in particular, toffee, caramel, hickory. Medium bodied and very smooth for the ABV, although there is a slight bite, but nothing a little age couldn’t fix. Flavor has plenty of whiskey elements, but is rounded and not too cloying. Overall if you like whiskey and malty beers this is a must have, even if you don’t you will likely enjoy this. Cheers.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled. pours murky brown with a minimal off-white head. aromas of yeast, caramel, clove and a sweetness that i cant identify. it is rather sweet,with a tinge of sourness. full bodies, smooth feel with a lasting sweetness and bitterness on the tongue. intense beer, well balanced, good flavor.
freeofthoughts (651) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 2012 tap pours medium orange brown with off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity and a little boozy. The taste is full smooth and warming with a very mellow rye spicey grain over bright fruits of sweet green apple and maybe some pear and a pervasive wooden character. At first there was a strong vanilla but eventually the grain and alc sit longer than the woods. It fills the nose with alc as it goes down and warms the belly too, very easy to drink for a really big sweet beer. There is an ample amount of hops to help out but it finishes neither dry nor grainy. Low carbonation helps it to slide down with a silky texture especially when cool. Another phenomenal limited release by Boulevard. The bottle was less wood character and more grain but still enjoyable, not quite as good though as tap, still slammin. Like a rye version of backwoods bastard, kind of, maybe better.
fiercepanda (530) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky, iced tea colored beer with a small beige head. The aroma is malty grain and alcohol. The flavor is dried fruit and wood, really good. A very good, well balanced beer.
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brownish color with thin beige head. Aroma of bourbon and wood. Taste is rye and bourbon with spice and some oak. Very sweet, smooth, filling.
thomas15 (683) - USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is somewhat mild, but is of fruit and rye spice. sweet smell. dark somewhat red beer with small white/beige head that leaves slight lacing. murky sexy red. sweet rye and fruit, nice fruit. is kind of like a quad in taste. great and underappreciated beer by boulevard...
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: pronounced whiskey, toasted oak, spicy rye, caramel, alcohol, slightly sweet. Pours a dark amber, almost burgundy color, head dissipates to a lasting ring pretty quickly, little lacing. Big whiskey flavor with lots of barrel character, oak, rye malts, toffee, fairly sweet, warming alcohol, low-medium bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation. Interesting, well done.
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After smelling it I was surprised at the strong flavor. Sweet, lovely whisky aftertaste.
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arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 2010 bottle, big thanks to Aaron for sharing this one I’ve sought after for a while! Pour is dark reddish brown with off white khaki colored head, aroma brings notes of big rye whiskey, sweet vanilla and sweet caramel, toffee, slight yeasty notes with a hint of other spice. Slight burn in the aroma but not terrible. Taste is nice mellow whiskey and vanilla notes, hints of rye and spice notes go into a sweet toffee and slight molasses note, hints of fruity notes in there as well, with a slight heat but nice and mellow, finishes fairly sweet but still pretty balanced. Nice.
adnielsen (9025) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of foppa78. Thanks a bunch, Mat! 2010 vintage. A bit hazy, reddish brown appearance with a small brown head with some alcohol lacing. A bit spicy, fairly grainy rye malty, sweet rye whiskey aroma. Rich, spicy, caramel, toasty, rye malty, fairly grainy, woody, rich rye whiskey, light vanilla flavor with a tangy, spicy, a touch sharp whiskey finish. Pretty tasty beer.