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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 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%

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 Dark walnut, mahogany pour. Aroma is straight up vanilla, caramel, bourbon cracker. Flavor is heavily influenced by bourbon, some vanilla, grain, some rye grain, sharp, but smoothed out by the bourbon. Incredibley good. DAMN this shit is good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - SEP 11, 2010
One of the most interesting beers Ive ever had, smells and tastes like liquid gold butter. Definitely one to share however, as a single bomber might be a little too much for one person. I got a little sick of it after awhile, the last 1/2 pint was a chore. One of those tastes that is so delicious right off the bat and is really good, but then starts to get annoyingly sweet. Very smooth and thick, I dont think the head dissipated at all through the entire process. Really good one to share, and enjoy with a few other people.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Hey now buttery bourbon! Tons of butter, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and a spiciness. Taste is slightly spicy, bourbon, butter, vanilla, and caramel. Finish is sweet, cloying, and butter. Ugh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
bottle courtesy of masterhomebrewer, thanks! nice pour, deep ruby with a great head and nice retention and excellent lacing. nice sweet and spicy rye and bourbon nose, huge on both. very sweet and caramel like. nice taste, excellent in fact. very smooth, sweet, bourbony, awesome. great mouth and palate, tight shit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (757) - Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bomber pour into snifter..darkish crimson red like color..slight head rests on top..pretty active carbonation..nice looking beer..intrigued from the start..aroma is pleasing consisting of bourbon..vanilla..cream soda..wow..complex nose..mouthfeel is very good on this..smooth..creamy..silky texture..slight alcohol warmth on finish..palate has most of the same flavor as the nose with perhaps a touch of molasses and brown sugar..gets even better as it warms..this is a fine offering and a really good sipper on a winter evening...one of the better less than 10 percent abv barrel aged beers..very impressed with this..wish i had picked up a few more bottles of this from julios..hard to not like this unless you really dislike bourbon aged stuff..very good..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (624) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a dark brown color with hints of copper and a 1.5 finger, tan head. S- Bourbon, rye, vanilla, oak. T- Caramel, raisin, fig, bourbon and deep rye notes. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- Extremely drinkable and just got better as it warmed. Incredible take on a rye beer ... wish I had more.

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