Plovmand (6024) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is oak, vanilla, hops, sweet fruit and caramel. The flavour is sweet malt, oak, whisky, sweet fruit and hops. Long sweet fruity finish.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Whole Foods / CCB Cask Event
pours amber/brownish, light off-white head.
Aroma of rye, bittering hops and mild whiskey barrel.
Flavors, thick grainy/rye palate with hints of caramel malts, rye, mild whiskey palate. Finish has hints of bitter citrus hops that blend nicely with the whiskey presence.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, than ks to bman1113vr, nut brown in color with a malty rye and fruit aroma, flavors of sweet caramel corn, chocolate, hoppy bitter finish
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: An fun beer with rye and scented wood but too booze and white-sugar. Ok sipper.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh about two months after purchase
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by small beige head
In long: Pleasant nose of rye, citrusy hops, cedar-like woodiness and some alcohol fumes. Taste has lots of caramel, too much white sugar, notes of Jack-Daniels style cheap perfumy whisky. From start to finish (aroma and taste) I has this strong scented cedar wood sensation. Alcohol is very apparent. All in all I thought this was a beer that did a few things differently. The rye and cedar-like woodiness were a lot of fun. But the booze and white-sugar sweetness became a bit bothersome in the second half of the bottle. This is a beer that is better in small samples. Another "just ok" beer from Hebrew. And don’t give me that crap that I’m putting down the brewery just because it is jewish-themed. The allegations that I am anti-Semitic is just the biggest false fabricated story since the Holocaust.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a clear rubied amber with a thick, surging, creamy tan head. Not much lace, but still looks very luxurious. Big sharp spucy rye and pine nose, a little grapefruity. Very intense rye notes, a lot of booze. Sticky thick body with sluggish carb. Big brown bread, rye, molasses, pine, and grapefruit mid-palate. All over the place, really. Tasty, but seems to be jumping the fence every time you turn your head, just flavor and thickness and density rattling the posts at every turn. Takes some getting used to, even for a rye freak and a big beer freak.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/23/10. Thanks to mlunger12 for sharing! Buttery coconut and vanilla aroma with a solid dose of tannic wood. Sweet buttery vanilla flavor with a citrus and bitter kick as well. Not bad!
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Coppery amber, clear, moderate to large frothy white head, fairly sticky lacing.   Whiskey nose, slight vanilla, smidgen of peat and campfire.   Malty semi-sweet whiskey flavors up front.   Hops are soft.   Certainly barrel aged.   More vanilla and peat as it warms.   Whiskey is pronounced throughout. Underlying beer?   I hear its an IIPA?   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Warming, whiskey, and malty.   Good, but the barrel aging overwrites everything.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear reddish copper with a massive beige head and a srong whiskey aroma. There is a lot of ingredient in this brew, resulting in a substantial and pleasantly bitter rye bread flavor with a pine and slochol finish. All-in-all, a very interesting and tasty beer.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in NB worthy glass: Beautiful sunset reddish amber hue topped by a huge arse fluffy head and produced insane lacework upon the glass. The aroma has note of RYE bread, rye whisky, winter wheat, toffee and caramel, vanilla bean, slight oxidized hops and bile, oro port like esters. mango and tangerine too. DIGGIN IT BIZCH. The taste is frontal assault of rye, caramel, and booze, no prisoner taken. All the lovely nuances of an old English ale with the brashness of an American Barleywine wrapped around a rye whiskey barrel. Lingering bitterness infused by faint citric qualities. The finish has a touch too much booze and is a bit muddled but what the heck. I like this much but still in the long run methinks I would rather have the cleaner Lennys R.I.P.A than the Rye Barrel version that did get muddled and a bit too harsh after 1/2 a glass.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is full of oak, some rye notes, and a little tart fruit - cherries is a good descriptor. A bit earthy and some hop notes peak through the barrel eventually. Opaque brown orange, visible lively carbonation, a full bubbly tan head and very sticky lace. Oak and earth up front, followed by spicy rye malts and big earthy hops. Almost peppery in the lingering flavors. Some caramel starts to show as well, but to me the barrel has thinned this and dried the hell out of it. Dudes at the bar talking about beer are really lame. " This beer is really European." "The most entries at gabf are in the ipa category." This beer as it starts to warm takes more base beer characteristics. Hop bitterness starts to stick around longer in the finish and it is earthy and spicy. Barrel still hangs around and imparts a moderate woody dryness/tartness as well. Interesting and solid beer. Only a little boozy.