brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a thin light tan head, similar if not identical to the Bourbon version. Aroma is seemingly more muted, getting a little cherries, oak, some vanilla.The taste is oak, i am really getting the rye, spicy and somewhat dry, a bit more of a harshness to this over the bourbon. These are more different than i thought, both have their qualities, but i think i like the bourbon a bit better.
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Billed as "Widmer Rye Barrel Aged". Description-wise this seems the likely choice - but not certain. Ended up with the last pour of the keg. So all this may be nonsense. BUT - clear dark orange amber pour with a slim lasting small-bubble off-white head. Plumy old ale. Slight smoke. Feels a bit watery. Noticeable Whiskey notes though in balance they feel quite faint. Some spiciness gatherers towards the finish. Some nice interesting flavors here but ultimately feels too muted and watered down.
Beardaxe (266) - - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky brown with little head. Little overt whiskey in the flavor, but there is an even background whiskey flavor. It's nice but I wish for more. The citrus added is too muted however, leaving the beer tasting a lot like a old ale and not much more. Good chewy malt but an odd bitter finish that doesn't do it for me.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"2nd of the 3 we tried...barreling lighter than expected, but compementary rather than stealing the show. Upped the abv a little, but not noticeably. The old ale still shines, with a slight added sweet pepper finish. Maaaaybe a touch smoother too."
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Lots of bourbon and rye mix flavors. Tons of barrel aging you can tell. Nice easy sipping beer.
pdx76 (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Ben fest imperial / pours cloudy amber with medium head. Nose of whiskey and oak. Taste is of whiskey and booze.
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pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom for BenFest. Caramel color. Aroma is lollipop, caramel, whiskey, and wood. Taste is rye, candi sugar, plum, wood, and sweet toffee. Feel a slight alcohol burn on finish, but also get a nice wood-aged sweetness in the aftertaste.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour with an off-white head. The rye whiskey barrel aging is very apparent immediately with this one. Notes of orange peel and whiskey with spicy rye notes coming through. Flavor is similar. Still donít get any cherry flavor with this one but still an interesting and decent brew.
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a brownish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, oak and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, whiskey, cherries and hops. The finish is oaky with an earthy hops and fruit aftertaste. Above average overall.
amazinwlrdfood (11) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer, but nothing really special. Taste is average for a whisky barrel aged beer.