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Smuttynose Julio’s Ry(e)an Ale

 
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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rye ale aged in Sazarec rye whiskey, Buffalo Trace bourbon, and Four Roses bourbon barrels, brewed exclusively for Julio’s Liquors in Westboro. This beer was on sale on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at their 8th Annual Spring Beer Fest.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle sample at Julios (Both 2010 and 2011 version). Pours a deep brown color with minimal head. The flavor is malty sweet with a syrupy, sticky mouth feel. The 2011 tasted younger, like the flavors hadn’t mellowed yet. The 2010 was a bit mellower and a little less sticky. OK overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Coppery colored and a bit hazy, with a great head and fair lacing. Looked good in the glass. Smelled like a barleywine to me, great pungent rye and caramel malts, accented with a touch of funk. Tasted very nice, again like a barleywine (almost). Bitter hops accents a great caramel malt base with a nice rye flavor and a little bit of nice bourbon barrel accent. I like the fact that the barrel aging is notable but not overpowering. This beer went down really easy. The body was wonderfully full yet totally easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Julio’s Ry(e)an Ale
Date: July 30, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light chocolate, vanilla sweetness, light bourbon, touch of spicy rye
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, bourbon and vanilla adds a candy sweetness, nice chocolate, light balancing spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Bottle thanks to theeepiest. poured brownish with a beige head. aroma and flavor were toffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, and some pepper added on the flavor. body was thick and slick with medium carbonation. Excellent stuff for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2631) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Tasted on 11/12/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle obtained in a trade. Pours opaque, dark brown/amber with a thick, off-white head that leaves uneven lace that retains very well. The nose is caramel malt. toffee, a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, and just a bit of roasted bitterness. The flavor is lightly sweet with toffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla oak, and touches of cinnamon, coconut, some roasted bitterness. The body is full and oily with average but stinging carbonation, and a long oaky vanilla and caramel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Beautiful deep red pour, with a thin veil of off white foam. Lots of bourbon-vanilla present in the aroma, obviously marries well with whatever rye malt notes manage to make it through. Taste is sweet, candy, vanilla, bourbon. Palate is slightly syrupy, lacks carbonation for such a sweet beer. Not bad, but I would never have drank the whole thing - too bourbony and unidimensional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours a murky chestnut brown with a finger of beige head. Aroma is some bourbon a bit of rye and maybe just a touch of vanilla. Taste follows the nose. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Reddish brown pour with some light tan head. Aroma full of spice, bourbon, some sweet caramel and of course rye, alcoholic tones apparent. Flavor has some sweeter tones, vanilla and caramel, bourbon, spice and rye tones.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3314) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Malty rye red ale base beer. The beer is a bit overshadowed by the barelling. The main taste is bourbon, vanilla, caramel and its quite nice. Its not overpowering but the base beer is a bit underwhelming. Loved the barrels they used for this but cant say i loved the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Base beer is a sweet malty rye ale. Bourbon aging this type of beer is going to take it over but the bourbon used is awesome, elegant complex vanilla and bourbon all of the palate and nose of this beer. Lightest beer I have enjoyed from smuttynose. They usually can’t make anything that isn’t a porter or stout.


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