ads135 (4883) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 I love rye in beers, but there is such a thing as too much. Thankfully, I haven’t discovered it in beer yet. Rich, bready flavor. Some spice, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Tried at the Cunigan’s tasting party in 2012. Tried the 2013 at the Christmas beer tasting in Dec. 2012. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Sampled on 7/7/2012. Bottle # 5223. This rye beer pours a slightly hazy medium dark brown color from a 750ml bottle. Medium to large sized off white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a touch of spice, a touch of wood and some whisky sweetness. A medium to full bodied rye beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice carbonation. Very smooth tasting, Malts, then the rye spiciness, then the wood and barrel flavors. Very drinkable. Nicely mixed and very well balanced. Great sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Tap snifter at Fountainhead in Chicago. This beer drinks more like a whiskey than a beer...and that’s an awesome thing. Translucent amber pour with a 1 finger beige head thatvlaces extremely well Big whiskey nose. Taste is sweet rye whiskey. Big oak and booze. It’s glorious and I love it. Very oaky. Medium full palate. I hate myself for not buying the 750ml I had in my hand 2 months ago. Whiskey lovers will love this beer. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2012 Bottle, courtesy Travlr, thanks man! Pour is hazy amber with a small white head, no retention/lace. Aroma of rye whiskey, booze, toffee, rye bread, prunes. Taste is quite hot, rye whiskey, dark fruit, barrel, toffee. Palate is dry, high warmth, slick, strong rye whiskey finish. Would probably improve with age KCtheKid (3) - - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
Excellent overall. High but not too high carbonation. Dry hoppy finish with a tiny bit of funk. Very drinkable; ABV a little deceptive. Full fruity aroma.
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GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
750mL c&c thanks to Travlr. Hazy tea amber with medium, tan foam. Nose is chemical, cherry juice, tomato. Taste is buttery, tea, brown sugar, spices, banana bread, rye bourbon. Palate is spicy, richer, malty. Pretty nice. Chemical nose is unfortunate. Travlr (25556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Murky dark brown color, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted rye bread, prunes, dates. Taste is plums, raisins, brown bread, spice, port wine. Very nice. anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody alcoholic rye aroma. Fruity malty bitter woody rye flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty woody rye finish. beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
The beer pours a hazy mahogany color with a tan head. The aroma is strong rye with some oak notes and dark fruit. The flavor is very nice with rye, cherries, vanilla, oak and a strong, spicy hops and rye finish. The alcohol is fairly noticeable. Medium mouth feel and medium carbonation. Tastes better than the smell. But a solid brew. Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle pours cloudy dark brown with full off-white fairly persistent head. Aroma mainly malts and rye whiskey. Taste sweet malts, rye and whiskey. Palate thin and highly carbonated with a nice tingle. Finish a little hop dullness with whiskey burn. Alcohol quite apparent.
I enjoyed this quite a bit. Not particularly complex but pretty good.