BrewDad (4922) - 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 (617) - 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 (1329) - 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 (978) - 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 (7979) - 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.
Dfonorow (1420) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Murky dark red with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet - dried fruit, oak chips, rye, cherry, caramel, tropical fruit. Finish is bourbon and cherries. I have to say, this does taste a lot like an old fashioned mixed drink.
tneumann (10) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a decent beer, nice aroma of fruits taste of fruits and hint of rye whiskey and some oak and little burn at the end.
gyllenbock (4563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF, February 2014.
Amber with a small head. Quite sweet with dried fruit, oak, whisky, light malt and some fruit. Some warming alcohol in the finish. An ok one.
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Apex on the last day of Stout Fest. Somewhat murky dark amber with a creamy head that disappears. Similar to the bourbon with the tropical fruitiness and some vanilla but a stronger and more potent rye presence, still smooth but bitter with moderate carbonation and strong body. Feel that the rye just overpowers everything but the fruit.