porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750 ml (bottle 4367 (2012)) from Grain and Vine) Dark amber-brown body with a tall khaki-tan head. Aroma of rye grain and dark caramel. Mouthfeel full, slightly dry. Flavor of deep barrel aged whisky and wood with rye and caramel. Not boozy or hot but really big.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. You know at tasting when there are a whole bunch of pingers left after a bit, well this one was like a gravitational pull to me. Quite unique and addictive. Pours a ruby/brown with lasting off-white head. Aroma is oak, rich toffee, vanilla, some rye spiciness, bourbon. Taste is oaky, vanilla, rich toffee, some bourbon booziness, spicy sweet. Nice!
Huhzubendah (3472) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Chaney. Thanks Brandon!
A: Amber hue with a decent sized head that leaves generous lacing.
S: Brandy, alcohol, malt, rye.
T: Rye malt, alcohol. The beer is really good, but definitely a sipper. Itís very strong and full of flavor. It drinks like a fine liqueur.
M: Alcohol very present with a medium body.
D: A few ounces is plenty. This would be a nice after dinner drink.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-06-2010
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 I love rye in beers, but there is such a thing as too much. Thankfully, I havenít discovered it in beer yet. Rich, bready flavor. Some spice, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Tried at the Cuniganís tasting party in 2012. Tried the 2013 at the Christmas beer tasting in Dec. 2012.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on 7/7/2012. Bottle # 5223. This rye beer pours a slightly hazy medium dark brown color from a 750ml bottle. Medium to large sized off white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a touch of spice, a touch of wood and some whisky sweetness. A medium to full bodied rye beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice carbonation. Very smooth tasting, Malts, then the rye spiciness, then the wood and barrel flavors. Very drinkable. Nicely mixed and very well balanced. Great sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap snifter at Fountainhead in Chicago. This beer drinks more like a whiskey than a beer...and thatís an awesome thing. Translucent amber pour with a 1 finger beige head thatvlaces extremely well Big whiskey nose. Taste is sweet rye whiskey. Big oak and booze. Itís glorious and I love it. Very oaky. Medium full palate. I hate myself for not buying the 750ml I had in my hand 2 months ago. Whiskey lovers will love this beer.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle, courtesy Travlr, thanks man! Pour is hazy amber with a small white head, no retention/lace. Aroma of rye whiskey, booze, toffee, rye bread, prunes. Taste is quite hot, rye whiskey, dark fruit, barrel, toffee. Palate is dry, high warmth, slick, strong rye whiskey finish. Would probably improve with age
KCtheKid (3) - - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent overall. High but not too high carbonation. Dry hoppy finish with a tiny bit of funk. Very drinkable; ABV a little deceptive. Full fruity aroma.
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GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL c&c thanks to Travlr. Hazy tea amber with medium, tan foam. Nose is chemical, cherry juice, tomato. Taste is buttery, tea, brown sugar, spices, banana bread, rye bourbon. Palate is spicy, richer, malty. Pretty nice. Chemical nose is unfortunate.
Travlr (21416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown color, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted rye bread, prunes, dates. Taste is plums, raisins, brown bread, spice, port wine. Very nice.