Steasy66 (883) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Long time want, super excited. Nearly black, 1 finger tan head. Full rich nose, booze, chocolate, oaky vanilla. Flavor follows pretty well, chocolate, oak, booze. Awesome beer, just what I was hoping for.
Advocate_Ames (429) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged 4yrs. Pours a reddish dark brown with a defined espresso colored head that laces my glass as it dissipates. The aroma is very complex. I noticed a semi sweet rye whiskey scent and the rye has a pleasant spiciness. In the aroma I also picked up on mild to medium levels of carmel roasted malts. As for tasting I noticed a complexity of sweetness with a subtle roasted bitter quality that blended rather well with the alcohol content. The finish was very kind considering the abv, the tamed bitterness, weak spice, and a diverse flavor of sweet malted grains. I enjoyed a soft dryness in the finish too. Overall I was surprised how well this aged and the carbonation was spot on to what I desire in a brew. I would definitely like to enjoy this one again.
sudomorph (601) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/caramel with a light tan ring head. Aroma has notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and a slight sweet/spice. Taste is slightly sweet with caramel, rye spice, barrel notes, and a drawn out, spicy aftertaste. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly thick body with a lively carbonation. Overall sweet with caramel, rye, barrel notes, with a big, dry finish.
BBB63 (6042) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Again 2010 vintage... The rye barrel aging really helps with balance, cuts through the malt and add more complexity. Still has that old aged notes that says I should have opened this a year or more ago.
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours very dark amber with a tan head. It has an aroma of dark fruit, malt, and bourbon. The flavor is very sweet with ample bourbon character. Full bodied. The barrel aging was kind to this tasty brew.
EricTeusink (686) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer came out of nowhere. Well, not nowhere. The Brick Store Cellar where it had been aging for a few years. Pours nearly black with smallish head. Scent is a spicy mix. The flavor is sweet and reflects the blended nature of the beer. Thickish body. Served in cool glass. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
WanderinCelt87 (172) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aged three years. Pours a lovely dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet molasses with hints of bourbon. Taste is sweet malt with a little molasses. After taste is clean with a little bitterness.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Batch 2-2010. Ruby dark brown with a thin head. Big beauty of an aroma.... Smells great with boozy whiskey, figs, and vanilla. Whiskey and molasses sweetness, good burn of alcohol while remaining very drinkable. Finishes long with a hint of the rye at the end.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet, boozy and woody dark ale. Aggressive without class. Just ok.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed when many months of age.
The look: Near black body with ruby highlights topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose has some nail polish, sensation of watered down various hard liquors (brandy, cognac, etc.), toasted wood. Taste is a whole mix bag of stuff. I noted toasted rye bread, coconut, a shot of whiskey, a lot of toasted brown sugars, a shot of brandy, dried crunchy caramel, vanilla, dark liquorice, more… I could go on. Not really a complex beer, just lots of flavor elements put together. Alcohol is quite apparent, feels even higher than its 10.5%. This is an very sweet beer, even for a 10% brew. Not sure how to explain this but I this blend version tasted sweeter than some of its higher abv components (I had its individual components before). This is a sweet boozy beer but without the richness and corpulence I expect from a such a beer. Drinkable but not really enjoyable. I’m not gonna close this rating with my usual sarcastic bad taste bad taste comment, no jew stereotype joke this time, because I’m certain if the brewer of this jewish-themed brewery had a dollar for each bad jew stereotype joke he heard he would take all that money and put it in a high interest savings account.
zoucrew102 (523) - - SEP 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch no: 2/892 cases. Bottled on 12/1/2010. Bomber. Sweet caramel aroma with dark fruit notes and just a touch of booze. Pours deep chestnut brown with a little bit of light brown head and a bit of lacing. Sweet caramel malt flavor that marries well with the dark fruit notes. Finishes extremely smooth with the sweetness carrying through to the end with just a hint of booze. Delightful.
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