JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a moderate light tan head. Fairly calm aromas, with scents of lightly roasted malt, dark caramel, chocolate malt, and just a hint of whiskey oak. Smooth mildly silky feel. Dark cocoa, mild coffee, a touch of black malt make up the essence of this one. Some rye weaves back and forth in the middle and finish. Hints od double strength vanilla. Seems a bit hot when it sets on the tongue. Linger has a nice light roasted malt aspect. This is one of those were the sum seems better than the parts. Don’t want a steady diet of this, but a nice night cap here and there.
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Skyview. Black color with a thin head. Rye whiskey aroma and, well would you look at that? Screaming rye whiskey flavor. Definitely strong rye taste and some vanilla. Good roasted barley taste.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got good hints of the rye whiskey. Head was light/med tan head. A bit of alcohol to the nose. Rich texture and a nice finish, leaving the rye a chocolate taste to enjoy.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewey. Pours almost black with a fizzy tan head that disappears leaving a bit of spotty lacing. Aroma, a bit of chocolate a bit of cofee, the malty rye, and a hint of roastiness. It is just asking to be consumed. The flavor, good, some of the chocolate and the rye, then a slight kick in the pants from the whiskey. Also the roasty goodness of a decent porter. Smooth on the mouth, medium feel. Aftertaste of a good porter, chocolates and roasted grains, a bit o whiskey. Leaves a decent warm glow as well. This is definately a great addition to the brewers gone wild series!
1FastSTi (3237) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 2/4/08. The beer pours to a black body with cola hues. A thin ring of creamy light tan head sits on top. A thin lacing. The aroma is very nicely rye chocolate. Nice notes of rye grain alcohol but with no fusels. Dark rye bread. One might say simple, but very well done and vibrant. The flavor is strong with rye up front and on the finish with a chocolate porter jammed in the middle. Rye whiskey is subtle but noticeable. Definitely not overdone. The palate is medium-full bodied, with a smooth sticky texture and lightly drying on the finish.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured clear, deeper brown with a short-lived, rather fizzy cap of rich tan head. The aroma carried through more of the porter than the whiskey, which was a huge plus.. well-roasted, but not burnt dark chocolate led the way with sweeter chocolates blended with vanilla behind.. the whiskey slyly crept in from the sides leaving a spicy, nose hair-tingling sensation.. I really dug this! The flavor didn’t hold up as well.. dark chocolates again at the core, and a bit too much barrel influence in the form of peppery spices, pumpernickel bread, and charred oak.. sweeter chocolates and vanilla pull away at the end, leaving a sweet, lengthy impression at the end. Medium-plus bodied with creamy carbonation on the palate.. would have felt really good, but there were some sharp notes across the middle that took it down a notch. Overall another mighty tasty offering from these guys!
jbuzz (733) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A tasting at Three Cellars. Nice roasted feel, a hint of vanilla, the “bite” of rye. Smooth and bold. One of my first Rye beers. Deep, brown pour with a thick and creamy khaki head that lasts
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewery’s taproom in Lake Mills, Wisconsin and available in four packs at the brewery. Pours an opaque dark brown (nearly black) brew with a creamy beige head that is quite creamy and has a slow dissipation to a sticky and spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and roasted dark malts, baker’s chocolate, dark pitted fruits, vanilla and a slight whiskey character. Taste is medium to full bodied, light carbonation with flavors of roasted dark malt, more chocolate flavor than its aroma, with a touch of vanilla and moist oak wood. Finish is smooth and creamy with a dry dark malt aftertaste that even has some alcohol warmth. Most excellent.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick black color with a small tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, and vanilla. Flavor is of roasted malts,rye whiskey that makes a appearance, but fades quickly. Body is of medium to somewhat thick stature. Leaves a wonderful aftertaste of caramel and chocolate with a just a light note of vanilla. Also has a wonderful warming effect on the way down! Great winter brew! Thanks Brewblackhole for this one!!
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle sample from the Minnesota distributor. Looks fantastic in the glass. Deep, oily brown pour with a thick and creamy khaki head that lasts forever and produces excellent lacing. Fairly muted porter aroma: toasted malt, dark chocolate, wet oak and an alcohol component that I guess can be attributed to the rye barrel aging. Roasted chocolate malt has a heavy influence on the flavor profile. Charred oak. Alcohol. A light, but not astringent bitterness. The barrel aging is used quite well in this one. The whiskey flavors are intergrated quite well and don’t overpower the porter. Thick and creamy on the palate. Finishes with some bitter chocolate and alcohol notes. A very nice porter.