hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, red wax bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, woody, and some grains. Tastes of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, toffee, some brown sugar, wood, and some dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.
douglas88 (6926) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Irishboy! Pours a deep copper color with a medium white head. A big malty nose with some grains. Earthy, with big sweet at times boozy flavors, some light metal, bitter rye, very interesting. Good.
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Irishboy
Appearance: Dark amber/brown with a small tan head, no lacing
Aroma: Tart fruit, rye and woody
Taste: Rye, toasted malts, woody, with a dry wine finish
EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet malty and herbal hop aroma. Sweet, bready malt flavor. Some spiciness from the rye; maybe from the hops, too? Some alcohol flavor, aroma, and warmth.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost black with no head. Oaky aroma and a bit of roasty grain. Tastes of bourbon and malt. Heavy mouthfeel, almost syrup. This one is a definite sipper. Share the big bottle. A nice winter warmer brew for sure.
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DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage.
4.0 A: Clear deep amber brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good given the ABV and a good bit of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Awesome nose on this. Rye whiskey is the most prominent aroma and offers a spicy earthiness, leather, melon, apple, oak, and plenty of vanilla. Booze is well hidden. The base follows suite with the rye as well as lots of caramel, toffee, plum, raisin, and dates.
4.0 T: The base comes out more in the taste. Raisin leads the force, followed by tobacco, and leather. Plum, dates, caramel, and spicy earthy rye next. The whiskey is surprisingly complementary here, but it works really well. Oak, melon, apple, and vanilla follow. Again the booze is well hidden. Quite tasty.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s a bit too chewy and causes some amylase clumping in the back of my mouth.
4.5 D: The taste was borderline 4.5, so a bonus here. Really tasty beer. I wish more breweries would make rye wines or imperial ryes or whatever you want to call them.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-28-2012 01:05:52
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle, shared @Papsoe’s.
Pours a clear amber to reddish brown, topped by a finger of beige head.
Discreet aroma of sweet, lightly toasted and bready malts. A whiff of alcohol, and notes of yellow fruits. Sweet and kind of hot in the mouth. Sugary dark caramel flavor. Notes of bread, jammy fruits and alcohol. Big body. Thick texture. Finishes sweet malty with a hint af lactic acids. Beyond interesting, and very tasty.
markwise (4624) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to PaulUnwin for sharing this one. Cheers, Paul! Pours a hazy caramel color with an off-white head. Nose is toffee, wood, rye whiskey, and some light barleywine fruits with hints of booze. Flavor is similar with big toffee, some booze, some barleywine fruit and mild oaky vanilla. Medium in body and a delicious sipper.
umich03jm (2548) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark copper color with a small head that lingers a while. Aroma is dominated by rye whiskey with notes of sweet caramel and butterscotch candy. Taste is moderately sweet, dominated by the rye whiskey flavor. It doesn’t allow the other flavors to come through much which is a bit disappointing. There are some candy-like notes in the finish. Slight alcohol warming in the finish is nice. Medium body and very sticky mouthfeel. Overall, its pretty good, I just wish some other flavors would come through more.
jcartamdg (2352) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt malt and more malt. Slight booze. Taste follows vanilla and oak, more malt. Slightly thin. A lot going on here, very complex. I'm glad I tried this
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