mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint 9.4 oz bottle poured into tumbler- poured an evenly turbid darkened tan and lightened brown mixed color. 3mm off tan in color head formed and laced very nicely. Aroma of WHISKY (yeah!), a fair toasted malt, light caramel, and hardwood- very appealing. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt was lightly sprinkled with molasses (don’t taste like caramel), a whole lotta smoothness imparted from the treatment of rye in WHISKY barrels comes in the middle, finish is warming with a note of oak. Dayum- a toasted rye with provolone and pastrami would be AWESOME with this! However, in the land of Texughtucky, I get either BBQ, Mexican food, or fast food (it’s not fast, and it’s not food). Help me for I am in hell.
ansalon (953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Gothenburg Beer & Whisky Festival, April 12th. Pours mahogany with a low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, honey, apple, toffee, Taste is caramel, apple, honey, rye bread, raisins. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is caramel with some apple tones.
conway (1131) - - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thick rocky white head. Aroma is heavy rye barrel and dark fruit. Taste follows suit and adds a buttery and boozy note. Medium creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Boozy and tasty.
John25 (205) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Bottle. Pours dark cherry brown, no head. Aroma is rye spice and barrel. Taste adds caramel, warm alcohol and more barrel - very sweet. Great balance in the mouthfeel between malt and spice flavor, definitely boozy- a little slippery but not bad - very low carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gendv138 (367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 ounce draft at GBD poured into a tasting snifter. Dark caramel brown with off-white head. Aromas of whiskey, dark fruit, maple syrup. Tasting notes of whiskey, dark fruit, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish, syrupy mouthfeel.
arnold931 (213) - Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours amber with a nice white head. Nose is vanilla and rye bourbon. Taste is also bourbon-y.
Cory (239) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle paired with Templeton Rye whiskey. Strong grain mash nose initially with rye bread, dried apricot, and a little whiskey booze, apple pie spice and wood that becomes more apparent when drinking next to actual Templeton Rye whiskey. There’s a lot of rye flavors (bitter and dry) but with the whiskey the subtleties really come out and make it much better.
boisebeerguy (65) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is amazing. The nose is of whiskey. The rye is pretty smooth with hints of vanilla. Reminds me of Canadian whiskey.
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From an old rating note (I’m guessing shared up at Proof): dark orange pour. rye and spice in the aroma. tastes are oak, rye bite, prominent whiskey. light bitter. dry fin. interesting, but not my bag. 7.0
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice rye note with a good amount of booze, some sweet grains and just a touch caramel and citrus rind. Flavor has a nice sweet grain and whiskey note with some rye and just a touch of bitter citrus.
OldGrowth (2487) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sniffer at Ruckus Pizza, Cary. Deal good sweet. Barrel. Vanilla. Orangy browncolor. Good iinitial head. Faded quick spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel bitter dry finish. Dam nice. Wonderful mix on rye and barrel.