hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear, dark copper lager with a small, creamy, white head. Decent, thin, swirling retention. The aroma offers loads of caramel and rye whiskey with an afterthought of charred oak. Medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Caramel and rye whiskey form the flavor without being the least bit hot or boozy. Malty, thin finish with a gentle rye whiskey sendoff. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown pour, tannish head. Aroma is boozy, malty, toffee. Sweet flavor, light whiskey, caramel, golden raisins.
thirdeye11 (4980) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
douglas88 (4473) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery. So a Rye Bock aged in Rye Whiskey barrels, sounds awesome! Pours a murky brown color with a medium swirling white head. A sweet nose of toffee, liquor, caramel and candies. The flavor is a smooth whiskey bite, some rich bread, caramel, burnt molasses, light heat, very smooth. Loads of vanilla. Certainly some spices. Very easy to drink and quite nice.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Thick bourbon and malt aroma. This was a terrific brew. Nice flavors rich and thick and a terrific finish. There is a lingering barrel taste this was perfect with pasta.
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle picked up at the brewpub downtown
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a small beige head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, rye, chocolate, vanilla and whiskey
Taste: Toasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, woody with some nice smooth whiskey in the finish
Nice and smooth, enjoyable
Cuso (2646) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sledutah - Secret Santa 2011. Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of caramel, rye, bread and a hint of whisky. Sweet, malty and doughy flavor. Spiciness from the rye is evident. Chewy body with soft carbonation. I really enjoy rye beers and this is no exception. Thanks Craig!