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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Se-cal-le, Latin for rye, is a German style double bock brewed with this all too underappreciate grain, then lagered in High West Rye Whiskey barrels for 6 months. This unique brew, developed by Red Rock head brewer Kevin Templin and High West distiller Brendan Coyle is the first collaboration between the two since working together at Red Rock in 2006. Double bocks are a stronger version of traditional bock that was first brewed in Munich by the Paulaner monks, an order founded by St. Francis of Paula. Historically, doppelbock was high in alcohol and sweet, thus serving as "liquid bread" for the monks during times of fasting, when solid food was not permitted. The aroma is intensely malty with some toasty notes, and the flavour is very rich with noticeable alcoholic strength and very little hops. Finishing in Rye Whiskey barrels leads to a slight spiciness with hints of clove and dry oak. 8.5% alcohol by volume Please break bread responsibly


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeattleRunner (8) - - JAN 23, 2012
Tasted from a bottle at High West Distillery. Thin head, strong caramel flavored. Very smooth texture. No overpowering flavors, but good complexity and extremely well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stevencon (418) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle to glass. Muddy tan brown not much head. Malty brown sugar and plums aroma with some pulpy wood. Wood malt and plums starts but then it turns sour. The beer finishes with a sour apple vinegar taste. Definitely not to style and hopefully not intended. As an ode brune I’d rate it higher but as a doppel bock its not good. Serious signs of infection.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1568) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Thanks stevencon! Deep hazy ruby pour with a small bubbly white head sweet toasted bread aroma, caramel malts, brown sugar, pancake syrup and molasses. Flavor has a weird amount of vinegar and acid to it along with brown sugar and toasted bread. If you were going to tell me this was a sour red/brown I would be surprised. Not bad though with some green apple. Not sure how to rate this.....

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Growler from the Suwanee Beer Growler. Dark brown, with a small, tan head. Aromas of cherries, rye, toast, and cloves. Sour flavor up front, with some malty sweetness. Heavy body, very syrupy, and acidic. This is more akin to a Flemish brown than a Doppelbock. Very sour and acidic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, small sudsy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Sweet biscuity nose, faint alcohol.   Not getting the typical Doppelbock aroma, nor the Whiskey barrels it was aged in.   Very bready up front, but not too heavy.   Moderate biscuit like malts, soft sweetness.   As it warms I do pick up a bit of Rye, but its not terribly strong.   Overall its very smooth, thankfully not an overdone bread bomb.   The Rye and Whiskey, as it warms, are very subtle.   I swear, I need a damn 750ml of this as this 500ml is going too quick before I can fully note everything.   Faint toasted marshmallow after the finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Smooth, not too heavy, but the barrel aging needs to be a bit more assertive.   It is so odd because most breweries barrel age beers to the point you have no clue what the underlying beer is.   This one could have used a bit more barrel aging as far as I am concerned.   As is its smooth, not overly done in the bready sense, but its not as complex or entertaining as other barrel aged examples.   This one is much more subtle than others, but its still tasty.   Thanks for the bottle Dallas!


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kayres (435) - , Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Hazy copper with a thin tan head. Very solely aroma. Thin winey fruity and yeasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3194) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours a clear, dark cola brown with a decent, if not too persistent, wheat head. Aroma has notes of roast malt, rye and whisky-soaked wood plus hints of hops and caramel. Robust flavor delights with earthy, fruity, oak, malt and cloves notes plus subtle whisky, caramel and hoppy tones. Smooth texture has good firmness, if not a whole lot of fizz. Go ahead, crack one open (but don’t crack yourself!)

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2012 bottle. Clear deep amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of roasted chestnuts and nutella. Taste is vanilla, citrus, butterscotch in a slightly odd combination.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle from my Secret Santa, many thanks. Hazy brown color with medium off-white head. Malty aroma with, rye, hints of coffee, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, liquor. Taste, malt, caramel, vanilla, rye, some spices, plums, salt, notes of whiskey, wood. Almost no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Squizzle (135) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Purchased from Brewfloria in Boise, Id. Soft, drinkable, smooth and sweetly complex. Drank it slowly in order to save it. So far, it’s my favorite thing from Utah.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
(500ml bottle) medium-dark cloudy brown with just a few fine tan bubbles along the edge. Nose of caramel, light barrel wood, touch of whiskey, cream, vanilla, cocoa and alcohol. taste of raisins, figs, light whiskey, cocoa without being toasty, cream, sounds richer than it is but those are the elements. The body is medium thick, a bit sweet but nowhere near cloying and carbonation abundant enough to cleanse your palate. A very unique beer that misses the mark of being superb, but is still quite good and drinkable despite its 8.5% abv.


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