BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Columbia Ale House. Pours a deep amber with small off-white head. Smalls of roasted malts caramel toffee with rye whiskey notes. Tastes of amazing dark fruits covered in caramel. Boozy whiskey lingers but does not kill the pallet or over power the malt backbone. Amazing beet would would to taste the evolution of flavor in 4 or 5 years.
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of bourbon, malts, citrus hops. Flavors of light malt, booze and some sweetness
RSRIZZO (1931) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml corked and caged bottle from the 2013 release (Courtesy of Headbanger). I poured it into a Snifter at 43°. Color is a burnt orange with good carbonation and a small off white head. There are just a couple of floaties hanging about in the first pour. Aroma is whiskey, oak and a slight sweetness. It has a medium body with a very smooth mouth feel. Flavor is surprisingly light coming in with some malt and rye, then the whiskey shows along with oak and vanilla. After taste is clean giving a mild bitterness as the oak lingers and a hint of the alcohol shows. Overall I love it, light yet very complex and easy to drink, maybe a little too easy for a brew with 12% ABV.
wilnatp (654) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Limited notes. 2015 bottle. Pour was lovely and smooth palate. Great balance and wonderful rye notes.
p0rkch0p (52) - Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at conrads. Pour is cloudy brown. True to label taste is bready rye.
blahbobbyblah (29) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Nice thick head. A dark Amber color. Strong hints of alcohol. 12% and a large bottle so this is what I need for today.
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Tstamba (669) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Paradiso. Tawny brown with mocha head. Aroma is rye toast and brown sugar. Full bodied, nice notes from the whisky and the barrel, layered flavors, smooth boozy finish. Yum.
coachd (477) - Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy rye boozy aroma with plenty of vanilla and bourbon barrel. Nice looking light brown color with a thin cap of cream colored foam. Very drinkable yet spicy with a tinge of booze and sweetness to balance. Good palate, overall good not great. I've had better boulevard smokestack offerings.
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NoLedge21 (19) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy deep amber. Nice looking head. Creamy mouthfeel. Velvety. Vanilla on the nose. Great beer, but I’m not a fan of sweet beers. Reminiscent of a belgian style ale. The rye is there, but the sweetness takes from the spice.
jflopsu (1016) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark red-amber with white head. A very strong rye grain alcohol, malt, and fruit aroma. A strong taste of dark alcohol, dark fruits, malts, and caramel. A strong alcoholic lingering flavor with dark fruits.
hopbag (155) - - MAR 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Exceptionally balanced and drinkable at 12%. A little sweet with bright bitterness and rye spice. Full mouthfeel rounded out with dried fruit, reminiscent of a Belgian strong. Hints of vanilla and booze. The fruit, booze, and vanilla make me think red sangria. Cloudy deep red color. Not a lot of aroma, but it deserves a high score. Brilliant concept and execution. Pair with fatty red meat and spice.