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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Aged for several months in used, Templeton rye whiskey barrels, this Belgian style ale combine the best of the brewhouse with the best of the cellar. A relatively simple malt bill utilizes the finest two row pilsner malt, with just a touch of crystal and aromatic malt. A generous amount of house-made dark candi beet sugar is added for both color and flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 [Bottle] Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head which fades fairly rapidly. Definite barrel presence in the aroma with a good deal of whiskey, mild to moderate alcohol, decent fruitiness too, with blackberry and black cherry. Taste definitely improves with warming, with lots of cherry and oak. Some diacetyl shows up, but not enough to ruin the beer, and it is quickly followed by a nice barley backbone. Alcohol is once again fairly restrained at first, although gets significantly stronger as it warms. I got some strawberry jam taste towards the end of my time drinking the beer. Average mouthfeel and finish length. Overall, a nice beer which goes down easily for the abv. My only complaint is the slight diacetyl, but regardless, Brau Brothers are definitely upping their game. Old rating: 8/4/8/3/15 = 3.8

Re-rate: Peach is very dominant in this bottle. Didn’t get any diacetyl this time, and alcohol is quite restrained. Overall, I think I prefer the Rye Wyne, but this is really solid. Bumping a couple of tenths, and further increasing my respect for some of the beers Brau Brothers are turning out these days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (8290) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, spice, molasses. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, candi sugar malt, vanilla, boozy finish, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, alcoholic/woody/fruity and slightly spicy/sour/sweet, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle courtesy of cokecan and shared at a private tasting. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin fizzy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, caramel, stone fruit. The taste is tart fruit, toffee, booze, whiskey. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2014
750ml wax top. Pours murky brown with a small off white head. Huge fruit and whiskey to the nose. Some wood and lingering sweetness also. Very smooth drinking and packed with dark fruit, whiskey, caramel, and more. Better as it warmed up. Awesome beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish red pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cocoa powder, hints of slight caramel, toffee, molasses notes, lots of spice, hints of earth. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, spice, lots of dark sugars with caramel and molasses, slight grassy notes with hints of oak, bourbon, and slight vanilla, finishing fairly bitter, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7740) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Sunny label, 5 year olds love it .. . Pours a murky brown .. Mild foam .. . Dirty fruit and overtoasted malt .. . Not that enjoyable .. . .
"Hey Daddy there’s a lady jogging over there."
Sorry son, we need room in the trunk for groceries but good eye, son, good eye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Whiskey, dark fruits, some earthiness, some wood, and some brown sugary sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2210) - - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Copperish amber with a big white head. Aroma and taste are both dominated by the barrel. Some strong fruitiness and prominent malt. Medium mouthfeel. Something is a little off about this one but it's not horrible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours reddish orange with a lasting sticky head. Aroma is strong barrel, plums, figs, and roasted malt. Taste is dark fruit, belgian yeast, chewy toast, and strong barrel character. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle:   Deep reddish caramel in color, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Moderate whiskey nose, slight dark pitted fruit.   Noticeable alcohol.   Very vinous like on the tongue, dark pitted fruit, with whiskey like warmth on the backside.   Seems like a bunch of whiskey infused raisins or something.   Not as big in body as I would have liked.   Lots of dark pitted fruit and alcohol on the finish.   Tangy/tart finish.   Loads of alcohol linger.   Really needs some malty sweetness to balance this one out.   Its decent tho, but HOT!

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