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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%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (482) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle sample at Julios (Both 2010 and 2011 version). Pours a deep brown color with minimal head. The flavor is malty sweet with a syrupy, sticky mouth feel. The 2011 tasted younger, like the flavors hadn’t mellowed yet. The 2010 was a bit mellower and a little less sticky. OK overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2014
22oz bottle. BBT3 tasting. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel, oak, vanilla, citrus, some spicy rye, and some bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2010 Rerate! Purchased $8.99 from Julio’s 10/29/10--they had many cases left. Clear medium dark brown with a one finger medium beige head, fair retention. Bourbon caramel nose with some light cherry tang following as well as a little tobacco. Flavor is much the same with some spicy rye added. It’s very much barrel forward, light to moderate sweetness, less tobacco. Finishes semi-dry with low bitterness peaking at a 3, light alcohol presence. Moderate carbonation with a full body. Not too bad. New rating 7-4-7-4-13--3.5. Old rating follows. 22oz, bottle, thanks to Terry for sharing. Clear ruby brown with a couple finger beige head good retention. Lots o bourbon up front with plenty of spicy rye bourbony notes, some sweet caramel. . Flavor has tons of barrel influence, maybe a bit overdone, a little vanilla-y. Bitterness peaked at a 4, dry finish. Not bad, but too much barrel. 8-4-7-3-13--3.5

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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Thanks to Skyview. Bourbon aroma. Fresh, almost green vanilla. The flavor is very rich dominated by bourbon. Silky vanilla finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2279) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4825) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Thanks to Skyview! Copper color with no head. Light aroma of apple and oak. Strong malt and bourbony flavor. Light oak/vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Deep amber pour and a thin white head. The nose is peppery and a bit sharp. A bit of unusual woody character. The palate has a whole lot of rye character. A touch of peppery flavour and a spicy sweetness. Lingering chewy palate and a long earthy/spicy finish. Decent but it doesn’t really come together like it could.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, citrus, oak, caramel, and rye. Flavor of vanilla, bourbon, rye, pepper, caramel, and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
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.


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