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Smuttynose Julio’s Ry(e)an Ale

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Straight garnet brown pour with a lively off white head, The aroma is loaded with...yes.massive dill notes. Smutty is lucky that dill is my favorite herb. Other notes include epic bourbon vanilla and caramel. The flavor is loaded with caramel, bourbon vanilla,booze, and EPIC dill notes. Mmmm. The palate is silky, smooth, thick, and finshes boozy. Wow.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2101) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Tasted on 11/12/11 from a 650mL bomber bottle obtained in a trade. Pours opaque, dark brown/amber with a thick, off-white head that leaves uneven lace that retains very well. The nose is caramel malt. toffee, a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, and just a bit of roasted bitterness. The flavor is lightly sweet with toffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla oak, and touches of cinnamon, coconut, some roasted bitterness. The body is full and oily with average but stinging carbonation, and a long oaky vanilla and caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2067) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, oak, vanilla, and some bourbon; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, rye, hops, some dark fruit, and bourbon; Finish is dry and slightly bitter; Nicely balanced & complex; Overall, very interesting brew - I enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bourbon and rye come through big in the nose: vanilla, light vegetal. I am less enamored of the flavor. Almost too much rye (I can’t believe I just typed that!) and has a slightly sour note in the finish. I would probably prefer a little more sweetness to hang all that barrel-aged character on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Courtesy of ohlrangers. Murky brown, no head. Nice balance of bourbon, vanilla, light spice in the background, guess it’s the rye. Flavor much the same, with light sour twinge in finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Nice overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Sample thanks to Skyview. Hazy dark brown pour, no carbonation and a funky subtle apple and booze aroma. Flavor is plenty of bourbon, herbs and finished syrupy and boozy. Very good beer, but just not too much complexity to make it really interesting.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Ruby in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of orchard fruit, bourbon barrel, dark caramel, and booze. Heavy on the booze and barrel in the mouth, but with some nice spicy rye and caramel notes coming through in the background. Somewhat of a slick mouthfeel. Seems way boozier and heavier than it actually is. Some good elements here, but a bit too out of balance to really come together.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bomber. Pours a redish brown color with a big foamy off white head. Head remains about 1 finger tall throughout the session, amazing retention. Loads of bubbles stream upwards. Lacing is thickly coated on the glass. Nose is heavy vanilla, bourbon and oak notes. A nice herb noted is present as well. Palate is full, thick, chewy with a light tongue tingle, feels clean but a light coating is present. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, light caramel and dill pickles, def feels like I just ate a pickle, and not in a bad way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle share thanks Skyview. Pour was caramel in color and was hazy. Aroma boozy dried fruit with roasted malt. Taste bourbon sweetness and caramel. Palate slick and sticky with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1816) - 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.


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