riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy spicy rye nose, some bourbon vanilla, soft alcohol. Really pleasant bourbon actually. Nice nose! Copper pour, well filtered, nice head/lace. Nice bourbon barrel throughout, vanilla, rye, some citrus here and there. Nice bodied, creamy. Balanced.
bvc (1179) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz capped, thanks Alex. Clear amber brown with eggshell white head. Malty, apple, caramel, fig newtons, lighty boozey and some phenols. Bready tart apples and raisins, white grapes, creamy smooth body with some tobacco notes on the end. Well made and enjoyable until it warms when the booze pops out.
Damico (2789) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 The aroma of some sweet malts and bourbon vanilla, smooth. The beer pours amber with a beige head. It tastes like smooth bourbon from the barrels with a smooth bite on the tail end. The body is syrupy light with some alcohol fumes as well, but not overbearing.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Light sour cherry aroma with a hint of malt. Sweet malt, cherry, with a light sour finish. Medium bodied and fizzy.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium brown with a slightly reddened tint. Off white head. Smell is very nice and quite strong. Rye whiskey is really apparent in the nose, almost completely dominating. A bit balanced out by some sweet caramel. Taste is quite similar although not as well integrated. Body is the one drawback, as it is a bit thin and undercarbonated. One of my favorte Smuttynose beers to date.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-25-2010
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a bruin body with an off white head, good retention. Bourbon and boozy sweet malty etoh. Spices are very mild here, with bourbon domineering the brew.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with about a finger’s worth of khaki colored head.
S: Lots of barrel influence is detectable right off the bat. Vanilla, oak, and bourbon really dominate that aromas. I get some rye as well as a subtle fruitiness behind all the barrel.
T: More bourbon and vanilla to the flavor with a mild warmth to the beer. A lot of rye and what seems to be candied orange peels along with caramel and brown sugar.
M: Medium in body with a surprisingly lively carbonation, but I appreciate it.
D: This beer was good, but it’s completely overwhelmed by the barrel/bourbon. I was left to wonder what the original beer really tasted like.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber ruby red, off white cover. Aroma is spicy rye, caramel, bourbon, vanilla oak. Taste is more bourbon, vanilla, light spiciness.
AirForceHops (4071) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle shared this with liveFREEorRYE on 10/ 23/ 2010. I’m really glad I made the stop at Julio’s in Westboro, MA. Aroma is a woody bourbon barrel smell. A ton of head that just wont go away, with ridiculous lacing, literally just covers the glass. A butter popcorn fragrance. Up front is a bourbon wood taste(possibly oak wood) a raisin flavor in the center. The finish tastes exactly like movie theater butter popcorn. Has a nice creamy mouth feel that is not too thick yet very rich. A truly unique beer that should be sipped and enjoyed SLOWLY. We let this sit about 20 minutes as it warms the bourbon barrel boozy taste comes through and gets stronger. A complex beer that I could rate 10 times and get different flavors every time I drink it. A very good beer to hold and cherish. Put one in your cellar! I’m going to get a few more bottles and let them age.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle Thanks grownfool @PreJam Gathering-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, dark fruit. Taste is bourbon/wood, dark fruit, medium malt.