makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After smelling it I was surprised at the strong flavor. Sweet, lovely whisky aftertaste.
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arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 2010 bottle, big thanks to Aaron for sharing this one I’ve sought after for a while! Pour is dark reddish brown with off white khaki colored head, aroma brings notes of big rye whiskey, sweet vanilla and sweet caramel, toffee, slight yeasty notes with a hint of other spice. Slight burn in the aroma but not terrible. Taste is nice mellow whiskey and vanilla notes, hints of rye and spice notes go into a sweet toffee and slight molasses note, hints of fruity notes in there as well, with a slight heat but nice and mellow, finishes fairly sweet but still pretty balanced. Nice.
adnielsen (9920) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of foppa78. Thanks a bunch, Mat! 2010 vintage. A bit hazy, reddish brown appearance with a small brown head with some alcohol lacing. A bit spicy, fairly grainy rye malty, sweet rye whiskey aroma. Rich, spicy, caramel, toasty, rye malty, fairly grainy, woody, rich rye whiskey, light vanilla flavor with a tangy, spicy, a touch sharp whiskey finish. Pretty tasty beer.
Kranin (23) - - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not very intense, not very hoppy, not very bitter. The alcohol comes forward when the brew is consumed are cellar temp. Good beer, but not striking. (750ml / Blue Max / 03/2012)
RobertDale (4027) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. 2010. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, and whiskey. Taste is dark fruit, rye whiskey, spices, and alcohol. Works well.
Gription79 (2430) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Notes from a tasting held in April 2011.
Aroma: spicy rye, vanilla, alcohol
Taste: buttery, spicy rye, vanilla, wood
Overall: A nice rye beer, the rye whiskey barrels are a nice touch, however they seem to accentuate the alcohol in the nose.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, reddish hued, large pillowy light beige head, nice lacing.   Aroma is dill,
pickles, pastrami, and Rye bread.   Seriously, this is like a damn sandwich.   OMG, so much so.   This is
just like a damn Pastrami sandwich in a bottle.   I am shocked.   On the tongue its heaping helpings of dill,
pickles, and pastrami.   Yeah, heavy rye an pastrami, its crazy.   A little bit of peat.   Body and
mouthfeel are moderate.   Heavy rye on the finish.   Lingering pastrimi and dill.   I swear, this is the
most sandwich like beer I have ever had.
48FanInCali (796) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Light amber pour with medium head. Nose is whisky, malt, rye. Taste follows with a good amount of heat and a fairly dry finish. More heat on taste than nose. I don’t think age will help in this case. Good if you like whisky.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Aroma is tons of whiskey. This is rye to an extreme. I was thinking I needed to wash this one down with an old fashion or some other big cocktail. Not nearly as sweet as I would have expected. Really tasty with lots of rye and just a bit of spice.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet iwth notes of malt, caramel, rye, and alchohol.