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Smuttynose Julio’s Ry(e)an Ale

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Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
cotton candy arouma. spicy, mint, caramel candy sweetness. apple and peach fruitiness darkened by some bourbon booziness. Finishes dry, bitter and vineous.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1806) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Sample at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest (disclaimer - memory somewhat blurred after perhaps a few too many samples) One of the better bourbon barrel ales I have tasted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1639) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a ruddy opaque mahogany with a 1/2" beige head. Aroma is a rich blend of rye whiskey, wet oak, earth, dark fruit and malt. Palate is thick, heavy and sticky. Also, quite warming. Pour this baby into a snifter, then just lean back, relax, and enjoy. Flavor is dominated by bourbon flavors, but nicely blended with a malt and fruit and even some candy hints. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. Really surprised me, The base beer really shines through, loads of spiciness, great body, not very thin at all, mild barrel flavor, really an outstanding beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
22oz bottle, courtesy of MikeTD (Thanks), if you like bourbon, drink on. huge amounts of vanilla and bourbon come through at all times, a bit sweet, a bit spicy and a good mix, but the bourbon dominates at all times. Still enjoyable and nice to have a bourbon barrel under 10%

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Huge thanks to daknole! Bottle pours murky amber brown with a khaki head. Sweet bourbon soaked caramel, rye bread, vanilla, raisins, oak, and brown sugar all rounded out with some earthy hops. Overall body is moderate to full, moderately sweet and finishes lightly bitter. I think i’m in love....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1401) - Riverview, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
A: Pours a nice rich brown with mild amber tones. Very tall off white almost tan head. Insane retention and nice chunky lace. S: Lots and lots of barrel goodness. Oak, vanilla and coconut rule here. More subtle notes of candy malts as well. T: Really nice brew. Malt sweetness in a big way. Loads of toffee and caramel. The barrel really stands out. Vanilla first with fresh cut oak second. Mild coconut notes and nice bourbon notes. Subtle hints of spicy rye with a hint of chocolate. M: On the fuller side of medium, nice carbonation, a real smooth drinking brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours really deep amber with minimal head, smell is sweet, malty, booze, fruit, nice. Taste dry, fruity, malt, rye, oak, wood, ash, lot going on, sweet after taste. Great.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MaBeer1972 (1399) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Not very good at all. A thick and gooey beer that came out with a gusher! I didn’t like the aroma and taste at first, so I gave this the benefit of the doubt and let it warm up a bit. Still no good. The aroma is of fresh leather. The flavor is sweet, dark and mysterious. Heavy body. This brew goes nowhere for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1375) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Bottle. This one has been in my fridge for far too long, waiting to be drank. Poured into a snifter glass a dark copper clear color with a nice tan head. To me, the barrel is noticeable in the nose but not extreme by any means. I get more caramel and vanilla notes that the bourbon. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. The sweetness upfront is what grabs my attention first upon my first taste. Caramel followed by a warming alcohol and barrel notes. Some vanilla in the back end. Candy like.


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