hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Aroma is tons of whiskey. This is rye to an extreme. I was thinking I needed to wash this one down with an old fashion or some other big cocktail. Not nearly as sweet as I would have expected. Really tasty with lots of rye and just a bit of spice. Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet iwth notes of malt, caramel, rye, and alchohol. mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2010 bottle from Gomer’s Lee’s Summit. Wow, this is coming along nicely. It has definitely smoothed out. But i’m getting ahead of myself. Aroma is whiskey and caramel, not overly strong. Copper color (just a bit hazy) with small, white head and very nice lacing. Flavor is mainly rye whiskey without the punch but that’s not all there is- elements of fruit, sweet bread, and some spicing i can’t identify but it does leave a tingle. But this is definitely a rye whiskey beer. It smells and tastes like it should be hotter than it is. No burn whatsoever, a smooth 11%. But my tummy is warm for sure. This was much more jumbled when it was fresh. The hops have subsided and the whiskey barrel is really at the forefront, where it should be. If you have some, you can drink it now and it will be great. But my guess is that with more age it will just get smoother and sweeter, like it already has. A unique beer worth searching out. Well done, Boulevard. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2011
750 ml 2010 bottle shared with 17thfloor and davinci, 1000th rating, woohoo! Pours a copper amber color with a thick billowy light tan head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, sherry, dark fruit, some big port character, brown sugar and sweet caramel with light whiskey notes, light oxidation that works well with the complexity. Flavor, ahhh here’s the rye whiskey barrel, starting off on the fruity side though picking up some spice from the rye. The barrel notes come forward more and more through the finish, with some vanilla, dark fruit and whiskey characters. Finishes sweet and warming though I think the 11percent is very well covered. Medium to medium full body and a soft carbonation. Very nice rye presentation. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle thanks rciesla for sharing. Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is full of whiskey, wood, rye, and malty vanilla and fruit tones. Whiskey, rye and malt flavors, are accompanied by a light alcohol tones for eleven percent.
JohnnyJ (5571) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
750 c&c bottle. Clear bright copper pour, with a large fizzy light tan head. Big rye malt flavor, with whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and some fruit. Also very hot and boozey, which is the biggest downfall of this beer. theresmychippy (4) - MPLS, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011 does not count
broken keybor mking it hr to r8. big fn of thi though, rmly ith tt of ppl ier. mlty n rye note re mil but hr to mi. lol, thi i pointle , bummer. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Ruby red/copper pour with a thick tan head. Big rye bread and whiskey aroma with some sweet and caramel notes. Dry rye flavor with sweet caramel malts with a mild hop backbone. Sweet whiskey and vanilla notes come through on the aftertaste. Nice and dry and crisp. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle from Lushawn. Shit, i forgot to rate this until i had the last sip in my mouth. The flavors were very rye whiskey-like...refined yes, lots of tobacco and rye whiskey boozy-like flavors though the alcohol didnt really come across as overly boozy, at least not for something that was 11%. I would certainly sip on this again, its like drinking rye whiskey without the burn, and with bubbles. it’s a win win. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Ruby brown with a mammoth beige fluffy topper, slowly dissipating. Aroma is grainy with a very noticeable rye bill. Whiskey, dark fruits, molasses, spicy wood, vanilla and alcohol round out the aromas. Taste is boozy right out the gate with a nice rye/whiskey mishmash and vanilla, dark fruit and wood hangin’ out in the background.