durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to CanIHave4Beers; cheers, Andy. I’ve probably been sitting on this too long. Pours hazy bright copper with a thin white head. Nose shows oak and some cedar notes, vanilla, burnt sugar, toasted grain, rye. Some sweet citrusy hops. Taste is lots of burnt brown sugar and notes of shag tobacco. Super sweet and a bit boozy. Rye spice does show up.
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75-cl 2014 brown bottle best before November 2015 corked and capped poured into a tulip. Translucent medium brown with medium beige head. Aroma is spicy rye & malty, medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is spicy rye, some oak, some whiskey, caramel malt, some hops, and hints of booze. The is reminiscent of a barley wine, heavy beer, but pretty good.
HappyHandsClub (18) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Once again, Boulevard appeals to the palate with this barrel aged and non-barrel aged blend. If it were 100% barrel aged it would be provocative and have more character. I found this brew to be a bit bland like the other Smokestack part barrel aged blends. I don’t like paying for champagne cork top bottle pricey beer and feel snake bit after I drank it.
bennetporter (316) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dull reddish-brown from a bottle, espresso crema colored head with some lacing. Aroma is of a spiced whiskey. Flavor starts with caramelized brown sugar, followed by vanilla, slight sour cherry and baked apples, all intertwined with that hearty rye earthiness. Well-balanced yet boozy, feels like a whiskey drink without as strong a hit of alcohol on the back of the throat. Very good beer.
Inbreak (2758) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
21.05.2015, 0,75l bottle (2014 vintage) @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grainy, caramel malts, oak, dark sugar, alcohol, grass, toffee, nuts, vanilla, almonds. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, oak, alcohol, minerals, caramel malts, weeds, burnt caramel, grain, hints of almond essence. Medium bitterness, mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.
tmoreau (2903) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml. 2012 bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, copper color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan head foam, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was ripe fruit as dark grape & cherry, and maybe a touch of orange rind, with caramel/toffee sweetness, a bit of barrel vanilla, and rye & hop spiciness. Ditto on the taste, with a medium+ body, moderate carbonation, whiskey booziness, and dry finish. Good complexity, and nicely sipable.
Dr_Fellini (792) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014. Bottle to glass. Pours a chunky light copper amber color with a light tan head. Aroma has a nice barrel character, vanilla, touch of rye. Flavor is boozy, sweet, vanilla, molasses. Medium body with a lingering vanilla molasses sweetness. Not bad at all.
McNeillR (1677) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper, eggshell ringed head and filmy tent of a head. Nose is brash bourbon, lemon and undercooked merengue with a coppery breadiness. Initial taste of rich, spittle sweet coppery malt and a tap of vanilla sweetness. Grainy grapefruit builds before a hit boozy barrell sweeps into the finish. Soft almost unnoticeable carbonation and surprisingly smooth sipping. Linger is polished, sweet woody and a firm vanilla caramel breadiness. Cheers Paul.
allmyvinyl (6047) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Cheers Paul! Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of bourbon, but I guess that’s rye whiskey and oak? Citrus, in a cooked orange way. Taste is barley wine syrup territory. Some booze, but relatively balanced finish.
Stuu666 (6179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2015 Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is vanilla, bourbon, toffee, wood, light smoke, taste is dry, sweet, wood, juicy.
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft toffee sweet fruit ..big berries nose ... soft sweet malts .. juicy malts ... soft sweet fruits ... soft toffee fruit ... juicy fruits.. soft bourbon linger