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 (1853) - 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!
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Appealing light amber color, clear, huge frothy head. Aroma is definitely highlighted by spicy rye whiskey with supporting notes of burnt caramel malt, booze, and a hint of vanilla. Very nice. Taste is wonderful. What starts slightly bland and uneventful quickly changes gear to a beautifully complex flavor. More spicy rye, warming alcohol, grain, small touches of vanilla and oak, and maybe even a touch of citrus hops?? Finish is very boozy, sticky, and awesome. My only 2 minor gripes are a slight metallic note in the taste and I wish the body was a tad more full. But overall, this is a great grainy rye treat from Boulevard!
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage, Bottle No. 5734. Batch: 2012-1, Best By Date: 02-2014. 750ml bottle into a BC 15th anny glass. Thanks Steimie!
A - Pours a slightly hazy dark orange/brown body. Two fingers of light tan foam forms and settles into a thin cap. Great lacing and retention.
S - Toffee, malt, peat, and some brown sugar. A touch of rye spice and rich oak on the finish. Well what do you know, smells like a malty rye whiskey!
T - Taste is almost scotch ale like. A clean toffee malt profile with layers of oak, vanilla, smoke, brown sugar, and rye spice. Simple but tasty.
M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Has a bubbly finish that plays well with the alcohol warmth. Drinkability is somewhat low.
O - A rather unique beer. Reminds me of a peatier Backwoods Bastard. Quite tasty and a good representation of rye and its spice, however it is a bit one dimensional and cloying.
abernaki (16) - - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (1508) - 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 (1623) - 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.