yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and slight yeasty. Caramelish, yeasty and bitter flavoured. Ends dry and bitter finish.
madsberg (10457) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber colorued. Unclear. Light brown head. Aroma of ripe fruits, spice, caramel, flavour of wood, vanilla, ripe fruits, spice, light occidation. Medium bodied. dry and fruity end.
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear red amber. smooth white head.
boozy, malty aroma.
flavor is malty, spicy, fait flowery, quite boozy but tasty.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Pours a hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Sweet whiskey aroma, some caramel too. Solid body, sweet malty, caramel and heavy Bourbonish vanilla and oak. Warming alcohol finish. 290311
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours an ugly murky brown with a light tan head, rising about a finger falling quickly.
The aroma is medium, mostly lots of alcohol, whiskey, with a slight vanilla finish.
The taste is very intersting, its almost like drinking a Johnny Walker Red soaked in a loaf of bread.
The feel is extremely heavy with lots of warm alcohol feeling.
Overall, its a very tasty interesting beer.
wxman (1471) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy garnet color with a substantial tan/orange head that lasts. Aroma is sauteed butter and brown sugar. Taste is sweet toasted malt, butter, molasses along with dried dark fruit and apricots. Smooth and well balanced; sweet but not cloying. Nice warmth after the swallow. An excellent effort.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy bruin body with a yellow off white head that’s huge. Vanilla with light spices, mild wooden whiskey tones. Raisins and dark fruit notes, tea and tannic wooden tones. Very soft vanilla notes, really a great barrel to bad its so warm and a bit less vanilla it would be stellar.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: browns and woods, mahogany. Head fades fast, leaving a bubble collar. Subdued carbonation overall considering it is bottle-conditioned.
Nose: stewed spiced boozed fruits. Melted caramel and cocoa powder. Vanillin, both raw root and extract. Candied sugars and dense date cake, treacle. Stewed apples and peaches. Tickle of heat, spice, and boozed wood in the back; dried grass mixed in with boozed wood.
Palate: dry with nice attenuation; immediately starts to dry palate. Wood, brown spices, nutmeg. Vanillin and wood. Barrels steeped in rye, splintered and broken, oozing and eking rye and barley delights. Cherry and black plum skins. Candied sugars and homemade bar syrup; not overpowering or cloying – an undercurrent of sticky sweetness. Leaves breath and chest warm. Long dry rub finish top of tongue with rye seeds, wood, and spice apple skins. Bourbon esters.
Final Thoughts: a fireside sipper, to be sure. Rye is a wonderful grain albeit hard to work with, though the end results are always worth the while as proven here once more by Boulevard Brewing.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange-brown. Huge beige head with great retention and lacing. Sweet rye aroma with dried cherry and whiskey notes. Strong oak and whiskey flavor. Surprisingly smooth finish with little alcohol burn. Very good but a little one-dimensional strong whiskey barrel flavor. If I wanted all whiskey, I’d drink whiskey.
TheEpeeist (3398) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. 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. Apparently my favorite in the Smokestack Series.