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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
Une instable bombe de whiskey, assez épicé, vanillé dans un corps moyen. L’alcool n’est pas si bien dissimulé, voyons voir avec l’age.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours burnt amber with tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, whiskey, rye, caramel malt, dark fruit, prune, toffee candy, burnt caramel and vanilla. Medium body. Finishes with a slight alcohol burn.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle shared by Sean at the 2010 Summer Solstice. Poured a cloudy amber brown with an off-white head that dissipated quickly to the edge. Aroma had notes of sweet bread, caramel and rye. Flavor was similar with the rye being more of an undertone and caramel being to more present note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3471) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle shared at a tasting by someone in the local BA group. Pours a great clear dark reddish-brown color with an off-white head and good retention. Aroma is rye, caramel, fruity notes, and mild bourbon. Flavor is slightly sweet, caramel and toffee malt, rye, vanilla, oak, and bourbon. More oak than bourbon. Palate is decent. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Pretty good beer overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottled. Big, rich, incredibly buttery, sweet oak aroma, a ton of bourbon. Lots of bourbon in the flavor, the fairly balanced, not too boozy, not getting a lot of complexity out of this, though. A bit of marshmallow, licorice, wheat.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Huge bourbon nose, some spicy rye, some caramel and toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, a bit boozy and lightly bitter. Lots of bourbon, some rye, toffee, pretty sweet. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle provided by Shawn at our "little" tasting: Maple hued with a creamy head and left very good lace upon the glass. The aroma has a distinct cotton candy and bubblegum character more than the expected vanilla, flowery and rye tones, some alcohol brashness along with crystal and doughy malts. Starts quite sweet with a sugary and malty overtone supported by dark and citric fruits, light bourbon and earthy yeast. The rye character seems a bit muted by all that sweetness but does come about as it warms, a minty and anise like twang towards the finish. While the mouth feel is a tad thin and soft, there is still a sticky and oily quality that more than makes up for that. A bit unique and interesting but methinks it may have spend a bit too much time in the regular bourbon barrels and not enough time in the rye whiskey barrel. As much as I love Rye, I found both Rye beers tonight sort of disappointing. That said, it would be something I would try again on a fresher palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
22oz from wavers1 - thanks, Baker! The pour is a deep dank dark orange to amber, with a slightly too still body. Huge bourbon nose, even overpowering. The mouthfeel is a bit slick, enhanced by the sweetness of the malt profile and the booziness. But the barrel has more complexity in the taste than in the nose, yielding a beer that’s kinda wheatwine-ish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
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.


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