mmmbeer (1375) - 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.
chinchill (3901) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2016 NCBMF.
This is a strong ale, as is immediately apparent upon tasting. The flavor is just plain boozy, although I don’t find this objectionable in this particular beer. The aroma suggests a less powerful beer.
Lightly sweet and limited spicing from the rye.
smith4498 (3456) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark copper color with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Sweet caramel and toffee flavors with bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.
RickTheRick (882) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quelques particules en suspension pataugent dans une bière cuivrée et embrouillée. Une mousse fugace se forme lors du versement du liquide dans le verre. Des accents à la fois épicés et sucrés viennent chatouiller les narines, notamment de la vanille et des fruits confits. Un peu de bois est également détectable, mais c’est discret. Très onctueuse en bouche, le côté poivré du seigle ressort un peu plus et est accompagné d’une chaleur alcoolisée assez prenante et quelques tanins boisés. Complexe, mais si agréable à boire. Un beau produit.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - 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 (658) - 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 (59) - 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 (39) - 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 (674) - 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 (493) - 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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