Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I loved the strong thick maltiness of this- lots of rye bread, deep fruits, sweet caramel, like a scotch ale mixed with a quadruple and some prune juice for good measure. Sampled at the second annual East Nashville Beer Festival.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Sweet dark fruity aroma with lighter notes of bourbon. The flavor has a big dark fruity sweetness, with oak and bourbon. Pretty good.
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Beer Rev. It pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is figs and prunes with some light notes of whiskey and tart fruit. The flavor is super sweet with lots of prune juice, wood, light bourbon whiskey and roast in the finish. Really sweet and kinda muddled. Not a bad sipper though. I could only drink about 5 ounces.
dphoxie (101) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honestly this isnt what i thought it was when i bought it, so that probably affects my rating. I was excited to take this bottle home from the shop, thinking RyePA barrel aged. its actually a blend of several beers (says so on the label). The defining characteristic of this brew is sweet. too sweet. i really wanted some hop bitterness to bite back, but there just isnt any. From aroma, to start to finish to middle all i get is fresh barleywine. Iím surprised to get next to zero of the wood aged taste. I love wood aged beers. thats the primary reason i bought the Funky Jewbelation. sort of a let down. perhaps the 3 is too high...
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (marked as bottled 3/6/2012). Pours with a near black body with a large brown head with good retention and lace. Aromas are of prunes, plums, raisins, dark fruits, pear drops, estery, bourbon, rye, spicy oak, fusel, oak, brown sugar, maple. Shockingly estery. Flavors are very sweet, burnt brown sugar, marzipan, molasses, dates, medium yeast character, marshmallow, flan, medium bitter and some char. Nearly cloying, full bodied, syrupy with light carbonation and light warming.
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from New Beer Dist. Pours dark brown, verging on black with a tight, thin beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and caramel with hints of vanilla and sour cherries. The taste leans heavily towards the sweet side. Bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits and a slight alcohol burn. Medium to full bodied. The alcohol is nicely hidden, making this dangerously drinkable.
Theis (12160) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rattle N Hum. Almost black - brown head. Sticky body. Sweetness. Sourish. Bourbon. Nutty. Fruity. Red berries. Glue notes. Raisins dried fruits. Licorice. Ok - a bit too simple.