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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A rare blend of rye malts gives a spicy complexity to a brew with the unforgettable depth of an American barleywine ale.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Poured this at a good temperature with a smallish, tan, short-lived head and no lace. Color is a lovely, clear mahogany with some slow bubble trails. Aroma is a heavenly malt, rye up front with spice, and fruit behind. Flavor’s like nose, rye fruit and malt sweet dominate with a little tang. Not much in the way of hops, which is out of character for an American barley wine style even if it is rye instead of the barley. Body and carbonation are in character and ok. Finish is like flavor, slowly diminishes, and alcohol comes out sneakily at the very end. Decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a foamy head. Dark fruit and bread. Raisin. Lightly sweet. Medium carbonation. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, ruddy brown with a dense, creamy toasted marshmallow head. The aroma was on the malty side with reddish fruits and biscuity malts paired with spicy rye, another layer of rich dark fruit meat, and light herbal hoppage.. alcohol was very well hidden.. very nice. The flavor found dark fruit, molasses, and biscuity malts at the core, with slightly tacky dark fruit skins, light peppery alcohol, and rye around.. a bit muddled on the finish, and the rye addition didn’t necessarily help or hurt it there. Medium-plus bodied with rolling carbonation through the middle of the palate.. got caught up in a few places, so the flow wasn’t great.. overall a tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (662) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark orange/brown pour. Smells of hops, malt, and alcohol. Tastes of the same with a slight alcohol burn in the finish. Another good big eddy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1450) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Dark reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is rye and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, light rye. Alcohol is not noticeable. Head disappeared quickly. Low carbonation. Dark fruit aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
This tastes like a barleywine, but with the added complexity and spicyness of the rye beer. A thick beer on the tongue, dark and rich.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. From notes. Pours dark brown with a ruby hue. Aroma of dark fermented fruits with some molasses, a little red wine and some oatmeal. Taste is similar, more leaning towards the dark fruits and molasses. Sweet but dry in the finish. Overall, very enjoyable. Nothing crazy but something ill enjoy drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (431) - - JUL 18, 2013
Nice Crimson color with a khaki head. Nose has rye, spice, caramel, malts, citrus hops and yeasts. Flavor has strong spicy-rye notes upfront, followed by citrus hops, caramelized malts, barley, and ginger. Body is fairly heavy and thick; Carbonation is fairly mild but this beer is a sipper. I’m not exactly a big fan of rye but this was actually quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Draught. Pours a clear and very dark brown color with a slight tan head on it. Nose has some sweet characteristics to it, with some toastiness and dry red wine elements coming through; aroma is very strong, overall. Taste is actually pretty dry, with some of the toasting coming through as well, with a bit of a bite at the end.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (6355) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
This was a flat, not very flavorful rye wine. It has that oatmeally rye flavor but it isnt complex in the least. Very mild on the tongue.


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