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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle picked up at Julio’s courtesy of mixylplik3, thanks for the opportunity Matt. Pours a deep dark brown with deep garnet highlights and a huge off white head that slowly dissipates but never totally falls. Nice nose. Smell is sweet with candy sugar and dark fruit mixed with some vanilla oak and bourbon. Some light caramel/toffee in the aroma but no hint of rye that I could find. Taste is sweet up front, kind of reminds me of an old ale at first. Light caramel, toffee, and sweet cherries lead off the race but are quickly overcome by bourbon and oak. Spicy rye pokes its head up quickly but is shut down by a mild higher alcohol burn. Long lingering sugared dark fruit sweetness in the finish. Medium body and a surprising level of creaminess in the mouthfeel. Light to medium level of carbonation. I love what this beer can become, but I feel that right now the flavors are less than harmonious. The alcohol burn needs to mellow a bit and the flavors need to meld. I enjoyed this beer but I think with a little age this one will become fantastic. I wish I had more of this to age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2011
22oz Bottle shared at RIFT meeting. Big bourbony nose over some spicy rich grain. God this is good. A solid show of barrel over nice rich, spicy, malty complex grain base. Clean, bright and fresh. I love the barrel character and integration. The barrels and the booze balance the sweetness nicely for a refined, complex sipper. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
floral, vanilla, woody smell. really nice deep brown color. tastes like rose water though. for me, that’s a turn off. roses and saffron.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
A clearish light brown beer, ugly. A light tan head ok retention, but watery lacing...The aroma is tons of bourbon, with rye and touch of spice. Too much bourbon for me, not balanced...The taste is more of the same, generic bourbon that most ok ba beers taste like, woodford reserve anyone? The bourbon dominates and I’m just not into it at all. Way to hot. Not worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours two-finger light tan head that fades slowly and leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color, hints of yeast. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose, and strong bourbon flavor, just hints of rye. One could imagine a lot higher ABV than 7.7%. $8.99 for a 22 oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruit and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4283) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2011
There is some sour rye in the flavor. Brown sugar and bourbon, which makes this hot on the palate, and also a fairly thick beer. Very little carbonation. The bourbon works about as well as bourbon can work in a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium red - orange amber with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, dark swee fruity - berry malt, candy sugar sweet. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, overripped fruit, candy sweet, oxidide notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110223]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear reddish - white head. Oakey, fruity, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, roasted, lots of bourbon, high malty, dried fruits, raisins, tobacco. light sweetness.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours a dark ruby red. A little cloudy, but it is a rye beer after all. Good luck filtering those bright. Small light tan head that stays throughout the entire session. Smells of bourbon. Maybe a hint of vanilla and a slight woodiness. Something sweet in there as well. Bourbon. Right up front and in the back of every sip. Slight sweetness. No rye whatsoever. A little bit sour from the wood I suppose. A little hops, but barely there. Coats the mouth with a bourbon taste that sticks with you the whole time you are drinking this. Bit of residual sweetness left on the lips making them sticky. Like maybe I smeared a lollipop all over my mouth. Surprisingly drinkable in spite of the bourbon taste. The taste is all that is there though. So unlike other beers that age in bourbon barrels that crank up their ABV for some reason, making it undrinkable, this one is on the other spectrum; very drinkable. Although I might limit myself to a couple in a given night. Excellent beer that should be available at more places.


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