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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Much like the lacerative muther of a beer that is Double Bastard Ale, rye whiskey is not for everyone. Not remotely. Most are not emotionally or otherwise equipped to appreciate its unbridled intensity. So to sequester Double Bastard Ale in rye whiskey barrels is to conceive an experience that no doubt will be treasured by only a select few. It takes a special breed of exceptional depth to thrive under such demanding conditions and emerge with such stunning vibrancy. Something this sublime should never be squandered, however. Those plagued by even a smidge of self-doubt should look elsewhere. This rare treasure is strictly for those possessing the capacity to appreciate what many just like me.

500 ml release. Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2050) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Good stuff. Aromas and flavors of whiskey, rye spice and hops. Bold beer with a complex profile. Nice copper color and weighty but not too heavy.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oobawa (883) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2017
2015 bottle. Age turns this beast into a gentle yet massive malt bomb, overflowing with sticky caramel decadence on top of a spicy, oak-laden rye back. Starts sweet, stays sweet, yet finishes with an easygoing booziness belying the huge ABV. Probably wouldnt want to let it sit much longer, but 12-18 months is just about right.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sarlacc83 (2159) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2017 Bottle from Beaumont.A: Dark burned caramel in color with a cappuccino head. Lacing.N: Huge licorice and anise. Enormous barrel with a bit of caramel and vanilla along with a big peppercorn spice and oak. Toffee, severely burnt brown sugar. Rubbing alcohol.T: Astringently bitter. Sweet. Burnt.M: Medium-heavy sticky body, biting carbonation, huuuuuge alcohol.O: Not half bad when you get used to it. Never gets half good though. Just too abrasive; maybe another year or three will tone it down. Edit: Knocking off .4 points because it?s a 20 dollar beer I drain-poured before I finished 5 oz. What a waste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10852) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of rye whiskey supported by toffee, sweet grains and pine. Flavor is similar with grass and rye whiskey supported by sweet grains and toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2525) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Meh. Cloudy with no head. Dark carmel flavors. Sweet very sweet. Has lots of vanilla not much of barrel. At this ABV get deeper longer uncut. That is an awesome version. This one is not much different than southern charred. Not bad but over priced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgentgesdo (693) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours a rather unappealing muddy reddish with no head. There ends any criticism of this amazing beer. Nose is cream, dry dark fruit, a little pepper, yeast, vanilla, rye. There is an interesting spiciness. Very sweet initially quite malty. This is a lie - it becomes very dry later and rather powerfully bitter. Heavy, oily mouthfeel. Lingering heat in the throat. Astringent at the end. Lots of booziness. A tour de force.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (427) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Pours a very dark reddish brown color with small head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, sugarcane, molasses, dark stone fruit, bitter floral hops, warm booze. Taste is more mellow than the aroma but identical, caramel, sugarcane, molasses are heavy, with stone fruit body and hops and booze finish. In the nose you smell none of the rye aging but in the taste you get a ton of vanilla and smooth oak in the booze finish. Wonderful beer, definitely worth trying but tough to justify the price versus the typical Arrogant Bastard for more than one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (1009) - Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Double Bastard is one of my favorite beers ever, and Templeton Rye is my favorite whiskey. Ive been anxious to try this since I first saw it last year, but in my area the price has been ridiculous. After a certain point, somewhere north of twenty-five bucks for 500 ml, I just refuse to indulge the brewer and distributor. But when I visited the Stone taproom in Richmond recently I had the opportunity to purchase this beer at a much more reasonable price. Its wonderful, and the rye barrel aging is a a huge element of the character, but regular Double Bastard is so good that I dont see me buying this again. Like regular Double Bastard, this beer pours brown with very little head. The aroma is all the stuff from regular Double Bastard... caramel, apples, brown sugar, spice. Thats all in the flavor, plus the boozy blast of Double Bastard is compounded here. Where I really notice the Templeton barrel aging is in the aftertaste. On the aftertaste the distinct, spicy, sweet, oaky, buttery quality of Templeton is a real, undeniable presence. No denying that this is a great beer. It just isnt better than Double Bastard already is.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2696) - Rros, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2016
Amber with off white head - Malt, vanilla and some wood in the aroma - mlat body with some herbal notes, sweet vanilla, and wood flavours - The malt, wood and vanilla with hints of herbs goes into the finish - This was real good


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