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RATINGS: 112   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnionBeerCzar (80) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Waxed 7fity split amongst many small glasses. Dark ruby red pour with nips of white head. Smells of whiskey and grain on the nose. Drinks like a standard barley wine with the obvious addition of spice not only from the beer but the barrel as well, really cool take on this style. Hotness is not present only that crazy spiciness, full mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Perfect beer for a cold last night of winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Thanks to supercolter for the brew. 750 ml waxed bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. 2011 vintage. A: Pours a murky brown color with some ruby highlights. A whitish head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass. S: Plum sweetness with some raisins. Definitive rye spice with a big whiskey backing. Roasted malts with underlying barrel sweetness. T: Rye spice with the whiskey notes is large up front. Pretty hot as well still. Notes of oak, smooth caramel and some figs. Booze soaked raisins as well. M: Medium bodied with a slightly higher than anticipated carbonation. Whiskey finish. O: Surprisingly still a little hot, and I would have liked a little more chewiness on the texture and a little less carbonation. Overall it was still a nice beer. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from 750 ml bottle. This is a big spicy rye beer. Notes of caramel, earthy, floral, fruity, minty. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (749) - Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle pours dark brown with thin tan ring. Aroma dominated by whiskey with a little malt sweetness. Taste sweet malts with vanilla, whiskey and oak, a bit more oaky than I care for but good. Taste reminded me of Sucaba. Finish mainly malt sweetness and oak. Palate thick and full. Alcohol very evident.

As other have said a pretty boozy beer.....but I like boozy beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16088) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
24th June 2012
Hazy brown - amber beer. Good cream coloured head. Smooth softish palate with super fine carbonation. Mild sweet tangy bourbon. Coconut. Mild dried fruits. A little spice in the finish. Decent beer but needs something else to bring it to greatness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
This seems to be a big trend a rye wine aged in rye whiskey barrels. Thi isn’t the best one but certainly a solid offering, lots of sweet caramel, bourbon, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1134) - Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Murky dark brown with a little bit of red.mild head,good lacing. Aroma is strong boozy wisky,dark fruit,some breadiness,caramel sweetness.Vanilla.Possibly some spices. Taste is boozy,wisky,gets dry but is malty,with caramel,sweet fruit/caramel towards finish,then turns dry with with some burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1434) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle pours a clear brown/amber with a glowing ruby hue and a large off-white head. Whiskey barrels very evident, sweet vanilla, rye, caramel, and a hint of citrus. Taste is sweet, an initial hit of citrus followed by caramel and vanilla, then rye spice finishing with some whiskey and a mellow alcohol burn. Really Nice, complex and well balanced and remains very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2821) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in spring 2012. Pours fairly clear red copper amber color with a nice 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, toffee, vanilla, coconut, toast, molasses, bourbon, oak, and rye spiciness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of the barrel/malt character. Taste of big caramel, raisin, apple, toast, toffee, molasses, coconut, oak, vanilla, bourbon, earth, floral, and rye spiciness. Slight bitterness with a lightly tart fruitiness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, apple, toast, toffee, coconut, molasses, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and light rye spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of malty flavors; with a great balance of malt/barrel flavors; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding barrel aged rye barleywine! Huge balance and complexity of flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on. An extremely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma: rather on bold side cask treatment( whiskey). Warm sugars, cola with hint of vanilla and alcohol heat. Well rounded nose thanks to rye contribution. 7+
Apperance: fine haze on amber with lighter, fizzy creamy top. Some lace shown.
Taste/Palate etc. Full bodied. Soft , slightly creamy with bold cask treatment , almost to bitter oak levels. Carbonation low. Plenty heat of alcohol but without fusel fuel feel. Rye try to soften them but this is still one sided whiskey festival.

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