Wingfan13 (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky apple cider color. Great aroma of whisky barrel, go figure. Great flavor but for me it is hard to pick up the rye malt. Alcohol is well masked. Another great offering from the Smokestack Series.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 750 to pokal:
Anxious to see how this compares to Brau Brothers’ Rye Wyne. Sounds like pretty much the same beer.
Pours a hazy golden amber with a healthy dose of smooth creamy tan head.
The nose boasts whiskey, earthy grains, caramel, almost like a BA barleywine. Some toffee and light cocoa character.
The flavors are far more restrained than in the Rye Wyne... many of the same attributes but not as pungent I guess. Very good nevertheless.
The feel is just a bit thin but quite drinkable for its potency.
Overall, I’d choose the Rye Wyne over this one 9 time out of ten. This one is more approachable though which is nice.
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle into a snifter.
Dark amber with a off-white three finger head that dissipates fairly quickly after a very firm pour. Initial aroma of whiskey, slight undertones of wood, and hints of spicyness from the rye. Very complex taste rye spicyness combined with sweet malt, light accents of charred wood, ripe fruit, and booze. Heavy-medium to light-full bodied with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Really exceptional brew that is really unique. Definitely one to try if you haven’t.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Cloudy brown with medium tan head. Aroma brown sugar, bread, dark fruitiness. Full body, some alcohol. Creamy and rich flavors of dark bread, caramel, raisins. A little wood and a little boozy. Sweet not cloying though. Dessert wine-like qualities. Would definitely have again if available.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle 2012 vintage. Clear deep amber with a thick, fizzy, beige head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon/oak, fruity yeast esters and some spice. Flavor is warming bourbon upfront with sharp, spicy rye bread and some caramel sweetness. Full body with mild carbonation and a chewy mouth feel. This is a good rye wine, lots of caramel and rye qualities. Being fresh it’s a bit hot, could probably use a bit of age on it.
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky cinnamon brown with a beige ring. Nose is plum sauce, caramel and spicy rye. Medium body with bright, tongue-tickling carb. Taste is honey, even a bit syrupy, smooth bready rye then sharp like a shot of rye whiskey. Great flavor dynamic especially the contrast of the ryes
SPDickerman (1001) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark mahogany with a large, sudsy tan head. Smells like spicy rye and a very nice rye whiskey. Taste follows the nose perfectly; spicy and sweet, with a pleasant whiskey touch. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Rye-on-Rye finishes with a heartening whiskey tingle.
dfinney23 (1901) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous amber pour with a big, persistent head. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla and spice. Taste is very sweet, caramelized sugar and toffee over spicy, woody whiskey.
sthlm (1235) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle] Pours deep red with a big, beige head. Aroma is big on barrel, with some alcohol and coconut. Taste has too much barrel and is abrasive up front before fading into something that isn’t too bad. I feel like I just drank some whiskey, not a beer though. Alcohol is also distracting as it warms. Caramel, coconut, faint notes of cocoa, and rye in the finish. Good mouthfeel, long finish. This was really quite disappointing--too hot and way too much barrel. That having been said, there were flashes of an enjoyable beer in there, so maybe I would like the base beer, or a variant of this.
kidmartinek (3741) - 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.