RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Why Rye? A fair question, given this assertively flavored grain is more often associated with whiskey than with beer. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch, respectively. But when we procured some seasoned rye whiskey barrels from our friends at Templeton Rye, we asked ourselves, "Why not?" Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Thus, Rye-on-Rye: a marriage of very similar, yet very different embodiments of this unique, distinctive grain. Two kinds of malted rye provide a spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish. Rye-on-Ryes body and character make it the equal to any sort of hearty stew or aged cheese. At the risk of seeming redundant, might we suggest pairing it with a classic pastrami-on rye? A rye beer with a hint of rye whiskey aroma, alongside a rye bread sandwich. Why not?

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Auburn and mostly clear, large head that slowly went to a one finger head and lasted from there, lacing good. Aroma is nice, spicy rye, caramel, wood, vanilla, whiskey, caramelized sugar, lots of spiciness, dark fruits, in some ways almost smells like a quadrupel. Taste is very complex and will take a while to quantify. Thats ok, because at 12% ABV, this bottle will take me a while to drink! The barrel aging is immediately apparent. Plenty of oak, whiskey, and vanilla come through right away. Theres again a fruity presence, much like a quadrupels fruitiness. Candi and brown sugar are ever-present. The spiciness from the rye adds tons of delicious complexity. Actually this beer is reminding me of Boulevards Bourbon Barrel Quad quite a lot. Its not the same, but theres clearly some overlap! The body is lighter on this beer, its about medium,. but smooth as can be and creamy in texture. Each sip leaves your tongue coated with a lightly vanilla like resinous coating. Very enjoyable! Tremendous, as always. Great job Boulevard!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bomber. Pours red amber with thick head. Earthy and sugary aroma. Sweet taste. Big malty brown sugar flavor. Can't decide if I like it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8177) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Clear copper with a pungent rye nose with an accompaniment of bready char-y whiskey. Flavor is mostly whiskey (but without the burn, astringency, or overpowering char), lots of oak, and rye bread. Sweet and grainy, but with lots of whiskey. Thankfully not too hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy amber with a medium creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, oak and bread. Flavor of the same. Whiskey Def there but goes well with the rye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1399) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
1 pint 9.4 oz bottle poured into tumbler- poured an evenly turbid darkened tan and lightened brown mixed color. 3mm off tan in color head formed and laced very nicely. Aroma of WHISKY (yeah!), a fair toasted malt, light caramel, and hardwood- very appealing. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt was lightly sprinkled with molasses (dont taste like caramel), a whole lotta smoothness imparted from the treatment of rye in WHISKY barrels comes in the middle, finish is warming with a note of oak. Dayum- a toasted rye with provolone and pastrami would be AWESOME with this! However, in the land of Texughtucky, I get either BBQ, Mexican food, or fast food (its not fast, and its not food). Help me for I am in hell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (956) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Rich aroma with wood, caramel, fruit, and spice. Flavor is sweet and a little boozy with vanilla and wood. Finish is surprisingly dry and smooth considering the alcohol content, with a little fruit and spice. I generally dont like "bourbon barrel" beers, but this gets the balance right. A nice effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (5641) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2013
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Deep reddish brown with a one finger off-white foam thats mostly diminishing. Smells like malts, caramel, spices, rye, alcohol, wood. Medium plus body, slick and smooth with average carbonation. Nice balance and very drinkable at 12%. Malty and spiced with a touch of rye whiskey heat at the finish. The good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bomber poured into glass. This was just a little too strange for me. Has an interesting aroma, like a mix between some off sour thing and some sort of grain I cant pin point. A little hard to swallow really, but thats just me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
A 2012 bottle. It pours a dark caramel color with a small off-white head. It has a medium aroma of rye, dark malt, and some apricot and other dark fruit. It has a great, rich flavor of dark fruit and rye up front, with a malt and faint whiskey aftertaste over a relatively smooth but full body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3171) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle shared much thanks to Dave. Pours out a muddy copper color with a small off white head. Aroma is of whiskey, oak, caramel, rye grains and some light sweetness. Taste has a strong prescense of alcohol, grains, lots of lingering sweetness, some grainy rye, more whiskey.

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