adnielsen (10199) - 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 (4547) - 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 (2715) - 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 (6600) - 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 (827) - 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 (619) - 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 (31416) - 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.
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle from Gomer’s Lee’s Summit. Wow, this is coming along nicely. It has definitely smoothed out. But i’m getting ahead of myself. Aroma is whiskey and caramel, not overly strong. Copper color (just a bit hazy) with small, white head and very nice lacing. Flavor is mainly rye whiskey without the punch but that’s not all there is- elements of fruit, sweet bread, and some spicing i can’t identify but it does leave a tingle. But this is definitely a rye whiskey beer. It smells and tastes like it should be hotter than it is. No burn whatsoever, a smooth 11%. But my tummy is warm for sure. This was much more jumbled when it was fresh. The hops have subsided and the whiskey barrel is really at the forefront, where it should be. If you have some, you can drink it now and it will be great. But my guess is that with more age it will just get smoother and sweeter, like it already has. A unique beer worth searching out. Well done, Boulevard.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml 2010 bottle shared with 17thfloor and davinci, 1000th rating, woohoo! Pours a copper amber color with a thick billowy light tan head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, sherry, dark fruit, some big port character, brown sugar and sweet caramel with light whiskey notes, light oxidation that works well with the complexity. Flavor, ahhh here’s the rye whiskey barrel, starting off on the fruity side though picking up some spice from the rye. The barrel notes come forward more and more through the finish, with some vanilla, dark fruit and whiskey characters. Finishes sweet and warming though I think the 11percent is very well covered. Medium to medium full body and a soft carbonation. Very nice rye presentation.