IrishBoy (3725) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from ditmier. Bottle 4557/12148. Nose of whiskey, bready rye, Light oaky vanilla. Lightly hazy amber with a big pale beige head. Flavor of bready yeast, whiskey, and light vanilla.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks kan, 750ml. pours pours hazed amber foamy off white head nose has a big
spicy rye and vanilla and hotdogs and figs. Fl big rye notes smokey
vanilla and figs, huge rye and alc finish that’s difficult to drink
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 8872 of 12148. Pours a dark ruby red brown with a huge off-white khaki head. Biggest head for a beer of this abv that I have ever seen. Lots of lively rising carbonation bubbles. Nice lace. The aroma is super heavy on the rye. Very sweet bourbon aroma. Creamy vanilla is very prominent. There is also an almost spicy banana note. The flavor is very unique, and intense. Again, very bourbony, oaky, vanilla, and surprisingly not much alcohol. The more I get into it, the smoother it gets, but it is still a very heavy and flavorful beer. I am gonna have a tough time getting through this whole bottle by myself. Meant to share it with a friend, but the prolongation of said sharing inspired me to just go for it. It is medium to full body with lively arbonation--fine bubbles. Overall: a very bold and unique beer. One for all the bourbon fans to try, though I strongly advise you split a bottle between 3 people or so. The more I drink, the more I think this beer would get really interesting with some brett in it! (nudge nudge Boulevard)
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from the Wine and Cheese Place. Lightly hazed copper with a big beige head. Big nose of rye malts and whiskey notes, a little cloying.
decaturstevo (4619) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with creamy tan head and lace. Rye malt aroma with a hint of something like vanilla. Light malt sweetness, a whiskiness and abv dominate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. very nice beer.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma is a bitch smack of bourbon with some rye and caramel showing up. The flavor is very boozy and sweet with more burbon, rye, toffee, and caramel. Overall a pretty good beer but not one to go tailgating with!
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of askofficerfriendly. Pours hazy brown with copper hues and tall tan head. The aroma is sweet with malts and growing spiciness and crystal like malts. The taste is sweet and then seems to roll into a bourbon or whiskey booze sensation followed by drying booziness (go figure) and growing rye spiciness. It seems a bit bright and rough and likely some time in the cellar may improve things.
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is amazing! The spicy rye knocked down by the rye whiskey barrels is a truly unique experience...
bhensonb (10201) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours clear copper with a foamy 5-finger beige head. Aroma of sweet, rough roast malt. Medium body with foamy carbonation. The flavor is tremendous. The rye is clearly recongnizable, and there’s that smooth whiskey barrel aspect. With oak. Some slightly sour and funky aroma develops, and there’s an almost chocolate tinge to the finish. It’s extremely delicious. There was transient heat. It just gets better and better.
regspeir (196) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25+ oz bottle into a standard pint glass
Pours a beautiful golden mahogany with a huge head (careful!). Head settles eventually into a white coating. Lacing isn’t heavy but lasting. Nose is whiskey, molasses, toffee and candied fruit. Taste is very complex - the rye, cherries, toffee and tobacco noticeable, but the whiskey taste is throughout. There is a boozy warming and tiny bitterness at the end. The progression of things this goes through are fascinating. Mouthfeel is moderate but it does feel heavy in aftertaste. This is NOT boring! Couldn’t have much more of this at a sitting (11%) but will definitely seek it out again.