darkstar4392 (2) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014 does not count
So much rye goodness! Bready aroma gives way to honey. Sweetness from the barrel and the added cherries. Great mouthfeel with a nice lingering flavor. rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
This beer is amazing! The spicy rye knocked down by the rye whiskey barrels is a truly unique experience... illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours a ruddy reddish brown color with a 3 finger head. Tastes of whiskey, scotch, wood abound. Nice burn from the alcohol but yet balanced.
Definitely one of my top 5 "big beers"! Buy this one if you can.
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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! jkbachman (181) - - DEC 31, 2012
Heavy bourbon smell upfront. Distinct rye flavor takes front stage to the bourbon flavor. Absolutely delicious beer.
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tsd08460 (1223) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Aroma: rye, woody, caramel,
Appearance: cloudy, amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, dark fruits, vanilla
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Delicious joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours dark amber with lots of floatys, off white head. Not much aroma though I am stuffed up, lots of alcohol and grain some oakiness. Taste is pretty much amazing, tons of rye spiceyness, oak, slight smokyness, vanilla, little bit piney hop bite. Lots of really smoth maltyness to balance it all out, mainly caramel style malts. Some alcohol bite but not to much, perfect level of carbination, medium body. 2012 this was bottle # 20403 2nd batch.
Year 2010 batch 1 bottle #2068 drinking this bottle right after 2012 bottle to compare the two after aging 2 and a half years of ageing. More alcohol less oak, thats the main difference. Still really great beer, didnt change much with ageing 2 years. ads135 (4923) - 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. MacBoost (1934) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2012
750ml bottle from someone, thanks bro! Holy hell is there a lot of whiskey aroma and flavor in this one. They ain’t a shittin when they say rye on rye. I have a feeling this is gonna get me buzzed quick after I pound this bad boy in less than 5 minutes, so here we go... Pours a cloudy amber color with a generous amount of head. Heavy notes of whiskey bottles (brand new cars), but not too much coke or too much smoke. Taste is malt forward, some booze but not hot, just a pleasing tingle that touches every corner of my mouth. Slightly sweet but finishes dry. Warming. This is a very good beer. lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Oh yeah, that’s good stuff. Gorgeous pour, tawny, red gold in the glass with a substantial lingering head. Smoky, assertive rye ale with a slight boozy rye whiskey presence on the palate. Read the product description, read the reviews, this is a can’t miss brew.