Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, I cant believe this beer is still on the shelves. 3 years old and awesome. Toasted coconut, vanilla, rye,spice, earthy. Alcohol is hidden well. Excellent brew after three years!
Ibrew2or3 (8010) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red waxed 75cl bottle, courtesy of a trade with . . . (sadly, don’t remember). It pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up malts, molasses, a malt sweetened rye twang, some spicy wood that has a pine hop feel to it and a faint sweet vanilla note. The taste is smooth and pretty rich. It delivers thick malt sweetened notes, sweetened rye and then a mild to slightly harsh booziness. Around the edges are thin rings of spicy oak and vanilla. Pretty darn nice.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bomber. Nice brown pour. Nose of malt, booze, and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with some sharp rye spiciness. A little unpleasant bitterness on the back end. Not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bnielsen13 (260) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, toffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Flavor is boozy, oak, vanilla, toffee, dark fruits. Not bad at all
kwd1996 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, copper color. Small head. Whiskey aroma and aftertaste. Rye beer base not my favorite for a barrel aged beer but a decent brew anyway. Worth trying.
Steve_0 (3743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. 2011 Vintage. Pour is murky brown with a very small tan colored head. Caramelly, bourbony, toffee, raisins, figgy, light grapefruity, sweet bready, and toasty aroma. Taste is sweet malty, caramelly, lightly alcoholic, toffee, figs, heavy bourbon, grass, and orange peels with a light bitter finish. Thick syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Decent stuff but is probably a bit past its prime at this point.
jcwattsrugger (12017) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle-thanks Jesterdeal or jtclockwork for sharing-disappearing offwhite-copper. A-sweet med malt, rye, spice/wood. T-sweet med malt, rye, spice/wood, some dk fruit.
Cory (372) - , California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Whiskey, grenadine, with a really high sugar content. Lots of candy notes, sometimes taffy or jelly beans. Thick body, long finish, very interesting.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick dark reddish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of nice big oak, whiskey, and vanilla notes, big dark fruits, caramelized sugars with toffee, caramel, slight molasses, dark fig, nice spicy and yeasty notes as well, smells great. Taste is big dark fruits, nice oak, vanilla, coconut and whiskey notes, slight hints of dark molasses, toffee, going into more spice, finishing bitter and oaky. Very tasty.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramely malt somehow joins the cherries and mildly tart overall complexion. Malted rye grain all day. Tingles the back of my throat. So much rye barrel, delicious.
I was just informed this doesn't have cherries in the brew. Mind = blown.