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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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One of the few small grains still grown in southwestern Minnesota, malted rye is the base for this one of a kind ale brewed and aged in tiny Lucan, Minnesota. Following a long, slow fermentation, the beer is stored away in used rye whiskey barrels brought north from our friends at Templeton, located in the equally tiny town of Templeton, Iowa.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10691) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark amber brown with beige bubbles. Aroma is alcohol. Full bodied. Slightly sticky. Flavor is boozy, rye, oak astringent. Far from dry, but the sweet is not obnoxious. Pretty tasty stuff. Heat is omnipresent, but not bothersome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from Colasanti. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and an alcohol aroma. There is a sweet dark malt and whiskey flavor with a more alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Amber pour with an off white head. Whiskey aromas. Boozy heat and caramel malts. Sweet. Good mouthfeel and body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansermadide (1497) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Okay… here goes. Dark garnet/ruby in color with an off-white head. The aroma is stiff of alcohol, deep, dark caramel and hops. Lovely. In the mouth, wow. It’s really… wow. Did I say wow? Alcohol ultimately wins over everything else, but the best of the rest follows closely behind. It’s really an incredible beer. It tastes aged. Hops, malts… everything is just so indescribable. The flavor (and especially the finish) really reeks of a whisky barrel. It’s not obnoxious, and perfectly balanced in all respects. I’m in love. Please, can I have this every day of the week? Beyond my expectations.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7891) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle shared at small gathering at my house. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of oak, rye whiskey, caramel, toffee, dark fruit and honey. Very smooth. Lighter medium body still masks the alcohol well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Aroma of praline, caramel, and glazed figs. Pours clear brown with heavy carbonation. taste is very nice and sweet. Notes of honey, Pecan, and vanilla. Very light mouthfeel. Sweet and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1015) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Poured into a snifter. Little head, ruby color. scattered lacing. Strong booze smell and taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2144) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Received in trade form MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a hazy copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma is sweet dark sugary malts with hints of plum and prune. Light vinous grape skin aroma, a touch of alcohol and a nice vanilla and woody touch. The flavor starts off sweet sugary malts but that is whisked away by oak and spirits as well as the fruit from the aroma. Ligth spicy tartness rounds out the flavor nicely. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carboantion and a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel. Nice barrel aged brew that I’d never heard of until the bottle arrived at my doorstep.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3134) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small well retained head.

The aroma is all sorts of oak, red apple, and mild caramel. Rich smelling and well rounded, very inviting.

The flavor has layers of rich caramel & vanilla, it’s very sweet upfront, but has a sort of spicy bracing finish that I wouldn’t call dry, but most of the sweetness is finished by that point. Plenty of oaky and bright cherry notes, red apple, fig, candied raisins, mild spice.

The palate is big and mouth coating

This is great, and the time it’s spent in the bottle has been very kind to it. This is not quite King Henry level of greatness, but it’s close & it’s a pretty similar beer in many aspects... cool beer bros.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
750 mL bottle for my 900th rating. Pours a deep amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, whiskey, brown sugar aroma with dark fruit. Flavor also whiskey, caramel and brown sugar, toffee, slight raisin. Damn tasty.


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