jkwalking05 (3070) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Copper with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of rye, caramel, and spicy hops. Taste is of rye, caramel, booze, citrus and a floral bitterness.
Strangebrewer (744) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured clear reddish-amber with a thin beige head. Fresh hop aroma with a roasty malt touch. Heavy, oily texture, lingering warm alcohol finish. Woody, oak barrel flavoured beer generously hopped with roasted caramel malt, astringent touch.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on draft at charles’ place .. . pours a deep murky gold .. . mild foam, lacing is very good .. . a bit messy in the mouth department .. . muddled barrel runoff and greasy hops .. . not sure about this
.. . . look at that! i think he’s actually basket weaving right now...
carboloader (639) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish ruby brown with green-tinted off-white head. A malty, but still fruity crisp bite, with boozy bitter finish. A lot of malt, as expected, and the alcohol presence is obvious. For some reason, this reminds me of a stronger version of Three Creeks Hoodoo Voodoo IPA both in appearance and flavor profile. Decent, but it’s a big brew for more than one or two.
fletched (7) - - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Still too hoppy, but not completely foul. The end is a bit much. Probably would not get again.
TheHOFF43 (1436) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 Bottle. Pours a dark copper with some white head. Aroma is hoppy whiskey, yes, hoppy whiskey. Incredible whiskey flavor with a great IPA following up. This beer is incredibly unique, very good.
Capman62 (9) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice medium brown pour with a light head. There's a nice contrast between the bitterness of a IPA and the chicolate sweetness of a darker brew.
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gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
As "Coney Island/Hebrew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.".
Clear golden color, off-white head. Sweet, rye scent. Sweet, hoppy, dry taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch one, bottled 4/9/10
A: Pours an auburn with a 2 finger off yellow head leaving behind a solid lace.
S: Sweet rye whiskey fills the nose off the bat followed by some roasted malts. Slight hops come through, but I feel the woody, whiskey smell is too overpowering.
T: Again, full rye whiskey with a woody undertone. Finishes with a sweet, almost boozy note. I can sense the hops trying to shine, but I’m just not picking them up as well as I would have liked. Especially with the disclaimer on the bottle about the brewing with an insane amount of both malt and hops.
M: Nice smooth finish with a medium body and decent carbonation.
O: Too much whiskey and not enough hops. I feel this would be much better fresh out of the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-12-2011
keanex (1144) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 8/3/2010, batch 2/304 cases.
A: This pours a slightly hazy lighter mahogany body showing as much red as brown with sparse carbonation bubbles in the body, those that are there are lazily floating. No head, only a small off-white ring. This reminds me a lot of a barleywine in my snifter and looks nice.
S: This has one strong aroma that’s pretty enticing. Oak is the first thing I smell and it comes through strong, on second sniff I’m picking up toffee, molasses, caramel, and vanilla, a wonderful sweet blend that’s very barleywine reminiscent.
T: At first a strong caramel sweetness hits with some vanilla and molasses, this leads into a complex mid-taste adding oak and rye spice with a mild presence of whiskey on the finish leaving a mildly warming sensation down my throat. Boy this is quite excellent, great sipper beer.
M: Thick with a surprising presence of carbonation given the age of this, very nice.
O: I really enjoy the heck out of this beer, this has transformed into a nice spicy barleywine with just the right amount of presence from the oak and bourbon. Well done.