Terminus (3342) - 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 (5502) - 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.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, No. 4342 of 12148, courtesy of BarZigKin) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye, roasted malt, and grass. Flavor of rye, wood, pepper, light citrus, earth, and caramel.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown pour, tan head. Lots of grain(rye), whiskey, oak, caramel, dried pears and dark brown sugar. Flavor is much the same. I really like the extra ooomph of rye. It adds some complexity and light sweetness that goes great with the sweetness of the whiskey. Very well done!
fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2012 Pours clear medium brown with a small, oily off white head that manages a couple minutes of retention. This stuff really coats the glass as it goes, looks nice. Aroma is big on spicy rye, caramel, vanilla, mellow wood notes and a general whiskey-like feel. Flavor is again, big on caramel and rye, a little burnt sugar, whiskey, nice toasty and light char notes with floral notes toward the finish. Palate is pretty oily and a little sticky toward the finish, with an intermittent moderate carbonation and a little burn, doesnt sound that appealing, but it works. Really good stuff. Re-rate 2012 batch
2. Wood notes seem a little more pronounced, still amazing.05.09.2012.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s.
Hazy medium brown with a tan head.
Light whiskey aroma. The flavor follows the aroma.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper red with a tan creamy head. Smells of vanilla, caramel, and charred wood. This is rather whiskey-y providing aromas that are extremely sweet and rich with a bit booze coming in near the end. The taste has loads of vanilla, rich caramel, and a
bit of booze coming in near the finish. There is a strong character of wood and earthiness that comes in after the initial taste. The finish is a bit tastey with rye.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via trade with Pawola22- thanks again, Brian! 2010, batch 1, bottle 2991/12148. This cork was probably the hardest time I’ve ever had removing one from a beer. Sore hands aside, this one pours a cloudy plum-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of banana, vanilla, whiskey notes that seem to have both bourbon and scotch qualities, rye, caramel malts, and grains. Flavor of rye and other spices, vanilla, rye, bourbon, floral hops, and caramel malts. Lingering vanilla and rye. Spicy and sweet. Medium-bodied, with decent carbonation and a spicy mouthfeel. Very interesting beer.
drfabulous (4713) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pull the cork out of a pair of pliers. Again. Boulevard has some kind of corking machine. Tons of carbonation. And the taste and aroma is malt and whiskey. This is a whiskey beer. Good thing I like whiskey. An end of the evening beer. At my age. 7:45 marks the beginning of the end of the eventing. So let me drink this 750.