dmac (5377) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade. Poured muddy brown body under a large foamy light beige head that has some nice retention on the edges. Aroma has slight rye seeds, whiskey that almost has a bourbon quality about it, toast and wood. Average to slightly thinner body with strong carbonation, noticable heat and lingering carbonation. Flavor of whiskey, vanilla, dry wood and some saw dust. Good but I was expecting more.
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh yeah, that’s good stuff. Gorgeous pour, tawny, red gold in the glass with a substantial lingering head. Smoky, assertive rye ale with a slight boozy rye whiskey presence on the palate. Read the product description, read the reviews, this is a can’t miss brew.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750---->Boulevard stemmed glass. Pours a light copper with a frothy two finger head that fades quickly leaving moderate lace. Aroma is bourbon and vanilla. Tastes of heavy bourbon, spicy rye, and sweet grapes. Nice lively palate with plenty carbonation. Not a bad beer, just a little too heavy on the whiskey front for my likings.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle-shared by dmac-lt tan-copper. A-sweet med malt-caramel, rye, spice. T-sweet med malt-caramel, rye, spice hops, rye/wood, alcohol bite.
musinj6 (496) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown with small lacing. Sweet boozy rue. With caramel. Some tart dark fruit. Malty. Moderate carbonation. Clean mouthfeel. Did I mention boozy? Long malty finish.
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Pine Box, Seattle. Deep brown, pretty pour. Rich alcohol, rye grain. Deep breadyness, grape juice. deep yeasty-brown twist, some funk down there somewhere. Big, but balanced alcohol. Deep rye, black bread. Big barreled beer and very interesting.
rpaskie (16) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours caramel in color with a light fizzy head. Whiskey, vinegar, pepper, spiciness, charcoal are all in the nose. Sweet and spicy malt character. Great, big mouth feel with high carbonation. Very rich and bold. Notes of bourbon, caramel, peppercorn. Finishes like a whiskey. I was shocked at the beautiful whiskey character. I loved this. A wonderful beer to share with friends at dinner.
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 31, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy bourbon smell upfront. Distinct rye flavor takes front stage to the bourbon flavor. Absolutely delicious beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Zymurgeist2 (1742) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to wine glass. Caramel grain aroma. Amber-copper with full white head. Vanilla and caramel with slight spice.
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 750ml Bottle A - Bronze/Amber with a tan/off white frothy head that doesn’t disappate. Great lacing. S- Caramel malt, rye whiskey spice, vanilla, & maybe some toffee. T - Complex! All the above notes plus oak overtones. Dry but warming finish. Perfect booze for a big beer. M - Medium bodied with good carbonation O - Great Beer!