TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. I’ve been hunting this one for a while. Misty brown with beige frosting. Nose is caramel, whiskey, vanilla and orange peel. Lush body with a tingle and building heat. Taste is rye whiskey, grapefruit peel and pine. Quite brash and bitter to start. Hints of caramel with a lemon quinine finish. Hot stuff.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Whole Foods - Short Pump on 03/10/2011. Clear copper amber body with a large frothy off white head. Sweet caramel rye fruit and floral hop aroma. Sweet fruit caramel floral hops and rye flavor. Medium full body moderate carbonation. 8/3/8/4/15 3.8
On tap at Brewvival 2011. Slightly hazy copper body with a small off white head. Sweet fruit and caramel aroma. Sweet caramel fruit and yeast flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation 7/3/5/4/13 - 3.2
GSH1976 (190) - Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this in the 2013 Shmaltz Holiday Gift Pack. Bottling date 8/5/2013, batch #3 and case #975. Pours a hazy brown but upon closer inspection it may actually be a very dark amber with minimal head and little lacing. Aroma is interesting and dominated by the smell of whiskey barrels with a hint of caramel and what seems like coconut and vanilla. Taste is sweet with a strong booziness and whiskey notes but I detect some hops hidden in the background that lead to a slightly bitter finish but for the most part they are overwhelmed. Medium to full bodied with a dry finish. I don’t think I would want more than one of these in a sitting but it is a very interesting and complex beer.
UDBeernut (1422) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours brown, moderately translucent, cream colored foam ring. nose of rye, pine, booze. taste has solid bitterness, mild pine, and a quick rye spice. body is solid, mild drying finish.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/11/2010. From bottle. Hazy deep amber with a white head. Floral, hoppy aromas with malt, citrus and pine. Bitter, fresh, and very satisfying. Good one.
Michbeerlover (132) - - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in August 2013, Batch 3. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a 2 finger head. Nice lacing. Sweet aroma of spicy rye, brown sugar, some vanilla, whiskey and slight alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Taste matches aroma with mild bitterness. Lingering sweet rye aftertaste. Slightly sticky. Really enjoyable.....
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onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy rusty bronze with a nutty whiskey aroma and a touch of charred caramel, perhaps a wee touch of raisin as well. Flavor is big and a bit boozy with notes of whiskey through and through. In between are notes of rye dough, char, earthy roasted caramel, and earthy rye/grass bitterness. Finishes with a bit of whiskey and charred dates/rye dough hoppiness.
Ron (2316) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium tan head. A rich Barley Wine like nose of bourbon, sweet toasted malts and a large hop presence. The flavor is very malty, citrus hops, no bitterness, woody, earthy, vanilla and light bourbon, toasted malts. The alcohol is only noticed in the flavor in the 1st sip. The malt hides it pretty well and the warming starts. Great to celebrate the Cowboy victory with.
Pailhead (4379) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, vanilla, whiskey, light oak, rye, and a touch of mint. It pours a transparent copper with a small khaki head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some thin dripping webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and light vanilla. The finish has moderate pine, oak, lighter whiskey, and rye. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I haven’t been much of a fan of bourbon/whiskey barrel aging IPAs. While the aroma was really nice on this one, I just don’t think IIPA’s are ideal for barrel aging.
Errl (1278) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Batch#3...Pour is caramel with fluffy off white head..Nose is nice rye whiskey, oak, caramel, maple, sweet, hop. stale hop, spice...Taste is nice vanilla, rye whiskey, caramel, sticky, spice, light sweetness..