bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 750ml Bottle A - Bronze/Amber with a tan/off white frothy head that doesn’t disappate. Great lacing. S- Caramel malt, rye whiskey spice, vanilla, & maybe some toffee. T - Complex! All the above notes plus oak overtones. Dry but warming finish. Perfect booze for a big beer. M - Medium bodied with good carbonation O - Great Beer! RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle poured into snifter. Appealing light amber color, clear, huge frothy head. Aroma is definitely highlighted by spicy rye whiskey with supporting notes of burnt caramel malt, booze, and a hint of vanilla. Very nice. Taste is wonderful. What starts slightly bland and uneventful quickly changes gear to a beautifully complex flavor. More spicy rye, warming alcohol, grain, small touches of vanilla and oak, and maybe even a touch of citrus hops?? Finish is very boozy, sticky, and awesome. My only 2 minor gripes are a slight metallic note in the taste and I wish the body was a tad more full. But overall, this is a great grainy rye treat from Boulevard! davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2012 vintage, Bottle No. 5734. Batch: 2012-1, Best By Date: 02-2014. 750ml bottle into a BC 15th anny glass. Thanks Steimie!
A - Pours a slightly hazy dark orange/brown body. Two fingers of light tan foam forms and settles into a thin cap. Great lacing and retention.
S - Toffee, malt, peat, and some brown sugar. A touch of rye spice and rich oak on the finish. Well what do you know, smells like a malty rye whiskey!
T - Taste is almost scotch ale like. A clean toffee malt profile with layers of oak, vanilla, smoke, brown sugar, and rye spice. Simple but tasty.
M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Has a bubbly finish that plays well with the alcohol warmth. Drinkability is somewhat low.
O - A rather unique beer. Reminds me of a peatier Backwoods Bastard. Quite tasty and a good representation of rye and its spice, however it is a bit one dimensional and cloying. abernaki (16) - - DEC 23, 2012
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
SUPERB rye grain specialty beer. Superb aroma on this one- oak, malts, a whiskey nose- super balanced and the perfect viscosity. Delicious cask notes, perfectly aged and distinctive flavor. Would jump at the chance to drink this again.
RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2013(?) bottle. Pours deep orange with an off-white, persistent head that leaves thick sheeting. Aroma is BIG on the rye whiskey. Lots of spice and vanilla on the nose. Taste is an excellent blend of bit citrusy/spicy/sticky hop character, rye whiskey burn, and mellow oak character. Bravo. timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
S: Very boozy though ever so slightly watery. Vanilla, oak, spice from the rye whiskey, and caramel and toffee A: Crazy hazy muddy ruby red with a light brown head. Great lacing T: Boozy, spicey, and tasty. However, like the nose it’s slightly watery. P: Nice, little too much carbonation O: Excellent beer though muddled. There are many layers of complexity but the layers are difficult to perceive ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2012. Dark red/brown, with sweet malts and not very much rye. Just a bit of fruit. Good, but wasn’t too impressed with this one. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft at Bigwood, 12/6/2012 [6 of 11]. From notes.
Aroma: Spiced Templeton rye, sweet oak.
Appearance: Amber color, thin ring of off-white head, clings nicely to the glass, good lacing.
Taste: Rye whiskey, spice. Some citrusy hops of front, but mostly sweet and spicy.
Palate: So so smooth. Nice carbonation & mouthfeel.
Overall: Nice. I will happily drink this.
Note from Nick: "I’m totally tasting urinal cake." As an aside, once that thought is with you it’s hard to shake it ... PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2012
exceptional rye, tastes at kellys in dalton, ma on 12/6/12 Mega beer class. Danity matl balance, smooth rye taste, tangy and mellow hop sugguestion, hoppy side notes and an orange color the balances the fruit with the sun, this is nice. Overall, a bitter at front sip, followed by a malt rollover with liquid fronts of zen. Nice.