poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 2012 bottle, one year old. Pours murky orangeish-brown with a medium beige lacy head with decent retention. Aroma is pretty exotic; it smells spicy (I guess that’s the rye), clove, caramel. Taste is sweet and savory and ends on a sour note. Whiskey comes through fairly strong, as well as the oak. Leaves an alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Spicy. Bubbly mouthfeel. Tasty. I’m lucky I got the last bottle at Enoteca!
jw0406 (1141) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle pours a dark Amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of booze, caramel, roasted malt. Full bodied, a wonderful beer
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dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t care for this that much. The whiskey doesn’t really shine through much. It just kind of makes it more alcoholic. The flavor is not that good.
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Opaque, reddish brown body with small, creamy tan head. Aroma of whiskey, wood, dark cherry, semisweet chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, caramelized sugar, whiskey, vanilla, wood,yeasty, and light spices. Warming finish.
Christpuncher (2838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is bourbon, some roasted malts. flavor is sweet, super boozy and bitter. some bite at the end for sure. pours light orange with a white head. had a draft at jerrys. great beer, but it followed a phenomenal beer.
ANZUShophunter (283) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle in tulip glass. Pours hazy amber with significant head and aroma of whiskey breaking through. A big, boozy beer that might be classed a barley wine if it weren’t made from rye. Sweeter than I was expecting but it takes a lot of sugar to get to 12% abv. The alcohol and whiskey finish help to dry things out.
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Poured hazy, rusty brown with off-white head. Nose was intense oaky whiskey, rye, hops. Tasted rich, intense, somewhat hot, dry, with big notes of rye, oak, whiskey, and tannins. Solid and huge beer.
lightbias (452) - USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once, I had a rye beer. And then I was hooked. The pour is odd; cloudy as hell, impenetrable and filled with sediment. The nut brown liquid is capped with three fingers of a foamy tan head. - The aroma is whiskey and oak, caramel and mild malt. The chill on the glass makes me think that I should take my time to let it warm for more of an experience. - It works...the warmth of time brings a deeper aroma, the vanilla and caramel bursting over my tongue, the whiskey warming my mouth, and filling it with beautiful, tangy rye. The taste is lightly bitter, and serves as a foundation for the sweet layer of whiskey. - A beauty of a flavor wrapped in a deliciously quaffable 12%, this is a beer I’m looking for again. Next time, no review...next time, I’ll take my time and savor every drop.
chinchill (4338) - 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 (3562) - 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 (934) - 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.