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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%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2964) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7881) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Hazy deep amber pour with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet malty and light hoppy with notes of sweet fruit, bourbon and caramel. The flavour is sweet toasted malt, tobacco, bourbon, hops, caramel, dark fruit and raisins. Sweet fruity finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
bottle at papsø cloudy dark orage/amber, small smooth offwhite head. very nice aroma of wood, bourbon, sweet malts. remids me of a sweet woody barley wine .. lovely. flavor is sweet malts, wood bitteress, booze, spicy. not as great as the aroma but still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, oak and vanilla. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, oak and vanilla with notes of hops and pine needles. Dry finish of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Caramelish and roasted malty. Lingering dark caramelish and slight roasted. Dark malty and roasted finish. Slight bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of gn0sis. Pours a hazy deep amber with an off-white head - bordering beige. Very sweet aroma, caramel and licorice allsorts. Solid body, very sweet caramel and sweet Bourbon and vanilla. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Nice alright but perhaps a little sticky. 230211

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, light whiskey, caramel, and slight rye. Poured copper/dark amber/deep ruby/brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan/beige head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny, and a few medium-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of Bourbon, vanilla, slight oak, light whiskey, light caramel, and a hint of alcohol. Medium to full body. Viscous, slick, then slightly sticky and slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, Bourbon, Whiskey, vanilla, finish is slightly dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Aroma is very fruity and sweet, dark red murky pour, thick bubbles, looks almost like an iced tea that was shaken up. Taste is hard to describe, never had anything like it, not sure if I like it. There is a very strong taste of the bourbon coming through, its strong, and sweet, not really my thing, it could be because this is old, maybe it just didn’t age well, I was really interested to try it, but at this point I would say leave it on the shelf. My biggest disappointment from Smutty to date, whose beers I usually love. Too sweet and fruity, hint of smoke flavor as well.

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