Shag (2559) - 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 (6521) - 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 (10343) - 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.
misterbeer (310) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 corked bomber-A brown pour- big off white head-aroma and taste of whiskey, sweet rye ,vanilla, caramel, -sweet tongue tingling finish
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, muddy red pour with off white head. Aroma of strong oak, pungent earthiness, rye bread, salty meat. Strong salty rye flavor with some caramel and toffee malt peeking out. The rye whiskey is present and prevalent but good. It compliments the rye in the beer and keeps the beer from being sweet. Lots of salty, meaty wood and spicy rye. Medium to thick mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Finishes with whiskey. Pretty unique.
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-thanks to Daknole for bringing this beer, which i would have easy access to if i lived in st louis...well thats not really a good thing. pours deep amber with a n off-white head. nose is grainy rye whisky-almost musky in a sense. flavors are whisky and what else? nothing! realy not my thing here-however, the 11% is well hidden (or is that my palate after multiple mangler beers...) long finish of rye whisky and lite chocolate. decent but not my thing.
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
When poured half of the glass is tan foam that recedes all too slowly. A very inviting looking beer that is medium brown and opaque. Aroma is rich malt with alcohol that has a whiskey effect. Whiskey is also prominent in the flavor along with the wood barrel. Alcohol makes this one a beer to be sipped. Plenty of caramel. Prunes, light chocolate, and earth. I have to go against the grain here. It is not all that flavorful and way too much alcohol. Kind of odd, actually. If I liked whiskey I would have a shot of it.
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Crown Liquors #6 - Pours a hazy dark brown with a finger-thick, tan head and some sediment. Aroma is caramel, rye whiskey (a little abrasive) and roasted rye malt. Taste is nice rye whiskey but not much else. Mouthfeel is oily, creamy, wet, and soft.