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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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It’s Red’s Rye, aged 4 months in 10-year oak bourbon barrels.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2009
On tap at MBG Harvest Fest 09. One word. AWESOME! I have to say that this beer was just all over the place in flavor, sweet, fruity, hoppy, vanilla, malty, and nectar of the gods..haha..but really this beer is out of this world. Great medium body that isn’t too light or heavy, perfect. Great all around, I can’t wait until I have this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Indy Brewers Fest 2009 - One I was really looking forward to as I love the regular version. That being said, I couldn’t rate it higher. Aroma is oak, RR hoppiness, crystal malts and some vanilla. Flavor is the other way around with the vanilla, malts, bourbon and oak leading the way and the hops finishing it off. Very smooth and a nice thing to try. I would still rather drink the regular version on a day to day basis.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Hand bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a clear dark amber color with reddish highlights and thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, smoke, chocolate, ripe dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, ripe dark fruit, caramel, grain. Generally medium body with a pleasing boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Big thanks to markwise for bringing this all the way back from the land of plenty, beerwise (MI). It pours deep copper with off white head. The aroma is oak, bourbon booze, sweetness, hints of some sort of beer deep in the background covered by a thorny bush and tempting you to discern its aromatics. I couldn’t. The taste is smooth and sweet to start moving into oak, vanilla and a slight twang of rye. Midway bourbon and oak come to the front and crush the other flavor notes into submission. It runs toward dry booze, mild roastiness and oak into the finish. It ends with enough body and base beer to give you the sense that it’s about 10% of the way to being balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
On tap at the GTMW. Amber with a medium white head. Aroma of bourbon up front with some citrus, cereal grain and light oak to go with it. I taste the rye up front and nice citrus hops on the finish. In between there’s some mild bourbon, sweet malt and a touch of oak. Creamy textured beer is a bit oily on the palate and it has a moderate citrus bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Growler courtesy of Markwise. Pours amber and you can already smell the bourbon. Nose is cherries, oak, bourbon, citrus hops, pine, and sweet caramel. Flavor is big whiskey, roasted malt, sweet caramel, toffee, booze, and bitter hops. What a beauty. Thanks for the share!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2009
On tap @ Founders. Clear amber color, very thin white head. Aroma is a nice mix of hops, malt, and a slight whiskey presence. The hops and whiskey notes mix well in the flavor, perhaps a tad too much barrel, but it worked for me overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Tap at the brewery. Deep clear amber with white head. Aroma of rye, citrus hops, and wood. Not much bourbon in the aroma. Taste of citrus hops, sweet malt, rye, and oak. Smooth mouthfeel. Just OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Bourbon aroma. Nice looking, significantly lacey. A bit cold and assertive carbonation, still above-average mouthfeel. Getting more coconut than wood from barreling.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1244) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Draft at founders. Clear amber, white head. Not much bourbon in the nose, mostly rye. Flavor is sweet bourbon at the start and bitter rye at the finish. Nice.


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