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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Reillyís Oak Whiskey Red gets its distinguished flavor from aging in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels for up to one year. The aroma of bourbon jumps out at you, followed by delicate toffee. The flavor is rich and complex, with slight vanilla, oak and caramel. This medium bodied ale has a lovely pale ruby color and creamy, off-white head. The finish is clean with a slight warming sensation.

Awards: Gold Medal GABF 07í


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Color is a deep amber with a slight haze and a very fine sediment. Carbonation is good producing a small tight head. Aroma of coffee and oak with a hint of whiskey in the back. Taste is rich and caramely. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a rich creamy feel. Finish come in sweet with caramel and vanilla then a light hop flavor and mild bitterness. After taste has a slight oak/whiskey flavor rolling across. This is a tasty brew with a full well rounded flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Autumn color. Full long lasting foam. Aroma has different dimensions. Notes of bourbon with vanilla and oak as well as a lot of tropical fruit notes from the hops. Oak whiskey flavor of vanilla and whiskey. Very light texture. Hardly any malt characteristics. Tropical fruit hoppiness, which blends decently with the barrel aging. Very watery texture. Not very flavorful or complex. I don’t see how this could achieve the accolades it did.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1752) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
tastes more of a sour ale than an irish. its a beautiful beer ill tell ya that though. just doesnt taste like an irish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bif (1541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a large tan head that fades to nice lacing. Has the smell of dark fruit sweetness, bit of caramel and a whiskey aroma in the background. Initial tart bite with a sweet whiskey stickiness. There is bitterness throughout with a fairly dry finish. Fairly medium body, smooth but with a boozy feel and aftertaste. Interesting take on an Irish style ale, but didnít really enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle courtesy of santa. Pours a nice reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, wood, malt and a touch of whiskey. Flavor is caramel, wood, a light sourness, a touch of whiskey. Fairly light bodied for a barrel aged ale but the sourness and whiskey gives it a nice tang. Different than I expected but still quite enjoyable.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
HonusWagner (1534) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 This one just isnít right. Nose is candied pecans, slight hints of bourbon, and odd funkiness with a bit of a hint of tartness. Taste follows the nose rather closely, slightly sweet and yet definitely off, tart and just kind of off in the finish. Not terrible or undrinkable, but certainly not good. Thought maybe age would make it better. I was deadly wrong. Even worse.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Bottled. Red with thin tin tan head, Aroma is sugary bourbon sweet, like a bad Manhattan (touch of cherry/grenadine too). Sweet taste begins with a little sourness and a lot of wood. Bitter but pretty wet on tongue throughout. Tartness like an apple ends the beer long and lightly puckering. Really interesting but only pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1328) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a fine off-white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet sugary caramel malts, cola, dark fruits and bourbon.

The flavor is pretty subdued - sweet caramel malts and cola with a touch of harsh bitter alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, not that great. It’s a bit of a mish mash with some harsh alcohol that I don’t care for.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured a darker reddish amber color with a very small tan head that was gone shortly after the pour. Aroma was oak, vanilla, and whiskey. Smelled real good, then I took the first drink. Meaty, fruits, flavors just didnít go. Whiskey wasnít really there, very thin. Below average. And Irish Ale for the style? I donít think so. Below average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Sampled at the brewery 6/10/6. Beer was a lightly hazy, medium amber-brown color with a frothy, off-white, mostly lasting head. Clingly little spots of lacing holding firm to the walls of the glass as we go along. Aroma was malty with light notes of roasted grain, moderate caramel and a trace of chocolate; Hoppy with a trace of herb; Moderate notes of oak, whiskey/burbon and candy sugar thatís on the verge of burning. The flavor was moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic with an average-length, light-to-moderately sweet, trace bitter finish. Oaky retros. Nice. The body was light to medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively. Nice experience.


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