shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft (Barreled Lazier Rye-10.5%). Bourbon, cherry, and malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet bourbon dominates with cherry and caramel malt flavor. Boozy buy good.
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Also had this as "Lazier Rye" at 10.5 abv. Aroma of oak, vanilla, orange and toffee. Appearance is copper orange with sticky bone head. Flavor matched the nose; kinda like a barleywine in some respects. Palate is medium, chewy and soft. Good stuff.
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 Taster at the brewpub. Labeled "Barreled Lazier Rye". Labeled 10.5%. Clear orange color. Nice slightly off-white head. Great swaths of lace. Smooth, lighter, soft carbonation. Dry texture. Barrel influence not as obvious as it was in Papaw’s Red, but still noticeable. More wood than vanilla notes, in this one. Light spice, light spicy notes, some toasted malt. More bitter taste. very light alcohol bite in the finish. Less alcoholic tasting than Papaw’s Red, despite higher ABV, but less interesting flavor, as well.. Moderate bitter taste, light alcohol bite in the finish. Interesting, but overall alright barrel aged imperial rye pale ale. A fun experiment
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at CBB. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet wood and rye aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium woody bittersweet flavor with a medium woody bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. The beer is a good complex brew.
drfabulous (3989) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Orange body. Vanilla and coconut taste is there. Alcohol not well hidden, but not hot either. Very well balanced and extremely tasty.
kaips1 (72) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the barrelled version of lazy rye. It was held in sazerac rye barrels, rye on rye works very well. This isn’t a barrel forward beer in my opinion, the beauty of the barrel comes at the end with a slight vanilla rye bourbonish finish. The nose and taste don’t reveal any of the 10.2 abv and the mouthfeel is one of a very lively aggressive beer. Its by far the best barrelled beer from Ky I’ve tasted. Mad props to country boy for putting Lex. Ky on the map for beer.