Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hardly any aroma. Very slight caramel & Rye flavor. Light slow flavor, comes on with a decent thickness in the mouthfeel. Kind of like a light molasses and dark bread. ABV does not show.
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle of batch 2012 -1 poured into tulip glass. Bottle number 6456
Aroma: whiskey, tiny bit of citrus, hint of vanilla and banana
Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep coppery brown. less than 1 finger of head faded quickly.
Taste: light sweet, light bitter, medium sour.
Palate: Aftertaste is sour and bourbon. medium body, thin texture. lively carbonation.
Overall: This is the first time I’ve had this out of a bottle. Had previously at a tasting and remember it tasting like Banana Pancakes. In this I mostly taste the whiskey. I have a few bottles of this left that I think I’m going to cellar for a while to see what develops. I’m not sure how old the keg was that I had last time. This bottle seems very hot to what I had before. I can feel it heating up my throat and stomach.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour muddy deep amber with rye whiskey notes. The rye base shows with a large sweet note of he whiskey. The finish drives hard into a oak like note.
jmohno (1210) - Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky reddish brown with thin but frothy head with lacing. Solid carbonation.
Aroma has a little citrus,wisky woody notes a little marshmellow with carmel a bit of pepper maybe or floral spice.
Taste is smooth with citrus somewhat hoppy with carmel a little tart cherry with woody wisky up front and throughout which imparts a really nice character to this but not overwhelming but nice if you like oak and some woody dryness in finish with flashes of wisky off and on in taste, a bit yeasty at times,nice dry peppery finish with some citrus fruit in the background.Good complexity almost belgian like but not so estery..Very drinkable for a 11%er tastes strong but not too malty sweet or much of any hot alcohol,but is warming. Highly tastey.
wchesser (1396) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
’12 vintage #26087. Big fading head with medium-heavy lacing. Nose is, surprise...rye whiskey...yes, you can tell the difference, and a little bit of smoke and wood vanilla and caramel malt and spice. Cloudy ruddy brown. Full bodied and sweet with earthy malt and rye characteristics along with some date notes. I would like to try this aged and see if it tames a bit. This is really good, but could be a bit smoother. Alcohol definitely noticeable if I have to pick a fault. Was great with some smoked bbq ribs and brisket.
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was bread, hops, barley, oak, whiskey and some toasted caramel. The taste was whiskey, hops, some sweet malt, toasted caramel and fruit. A very good Rye-on-Rye.
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is for people who seriously love rye. More than just a little sourness in the background...this beer tastes strongly of rye and has a very strong alcohol presence throughout with heavy whiskey notes.
ryecatcher (959) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One word: Phenomenal. Big, boozy and a creamy mouth-feel. The whiskey is in the nose and on the palate, with light caramel and toffee sweetness in there as well. Dark amber-brown with a big, off-white head. Maybe my new favorite.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half-pint @ Chuck’s. Fantabulous rye ale that’s all whiskey up front. Bartender warned me that it just tasted like whiskey to him but that was fine by me. Perhaps a teenst bit more malt would have really put this over the top for me. Something a little sweet to temper the heat.
csaso (1611) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - small foamy head, dark amber color, malty alcohol aroma and flavor, tastes a lot likebourbon/whiskey, very strong beer!