darkstar4392 (2) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So much rye goodness! Bready aroma gives way to honey. Sweetness from the barrel and the added cherries. Great mouthfeel with a nice lingering flavor.
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...
illiniphil (135) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a ruddy reddish brown color with a 3 finger head. Tastes of whiskey, scotch, wood abound. Nice burn from the alcohol but yet balanced.
Definitely one of my top 5 "big beers"! Buy this one if you can.
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bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 750ml Bottle A - Bronze/Amber with a tan/off white frothy head that doesn’t disappate. Great lacing. S- Caramel malt, rye whiskey spice, vanilla, & maybe some toffee. T - Complex! All the above notes plus oak overtones. Dry but warming finish. Perfect booze for a big beer. M - Medium bodied with good carbonation O - Great Beer!
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 31, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy bourbon smell upfront. Distinct rye flavor takes front stage to the bourbon flavor. Absolutely delicious beer.
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Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lord this is good. Reddish amber with a thin off white head. The whiskey barrels dominate the nose and settle into the palate nicely after an initial blast to show off the spicy rye flavors. Full bodies and loaded with complexity and a long, deep finish.
joshmcg000 (369) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber with lots of floatys, off white head. Not much aroma though I am stuffed up, lots of alcohol and grain some oakiness. Taste is pretty much amazing, tons of rye spiceyness, oak, slight smokyness, vanilla, little bit piney hop bite. Lots of really smoth maltyness to balance it all out, mainly caramel style malts. Some alcohol bite but not to much, perfect level of carbination, medium body. 2012 this was bottle # 20403 2nd batch.
Year 2010 batch 1 bottle #2068 drinking this bottle right after 2012 bottle to compare the two after aging 2 and a half years of ageing. More alcohol less oak, thats the main difference. Still really great beer, didnt change much with ageing 2 years.
ads135 (3329) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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 haven’t discovered it in beer yet. Rich, bready flavor. Some spice, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Tried at the Cunigan’s tasting party in 2012. Tried the 2013 at the Christmas beer tasting in Dec. 2012.
MacBoost (1467) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle from someone, thanks bro! Holy hell is there a lot of whiskey aroma and flavor in this one. They ain’t a shittin when they say rye on rye. I have a feeling this is gonna get me buzzed quick after I pound this bad boy in less than 5 minutes, so here we go... Pours a cloudy amber color with a generous amount of head. Heavy notes of whiskey bottles (brand new cars), but not too much coke or too much smoke. Taste is malt forward, some booze but not hot, just a pleasing tingle that touches every corner of my mouth. Slightly sweet but finishes dry. Warming. This is a very good beer.
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh yeah, that’s good stuff. Gorgeous pour, tawny, red gold in the glass with a substantial lingering head. Smoky, assertive rye ale with a slight boozy rye whiskey presence on the palate. Read the product description, read the reviews, this is a can’t miss brew.