beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Dark ruby brown/mahogany. Small, lasting beige head, lots of lace. Aroma is unique, very toasty, rye, fruity, caramel, sweet, malty. Full body, toasty, sweet, hop/rye/booze finish. Soft carbonation. Pretty smooth. Had some (a few ;) of the Templeton Rye whiskey prior; can definitely taste it. Woody, toast, caramel, vanilla, rye, whiskey; unique and enjoyable. Belly warming. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2013
initial aroma reminds me of toast and maple syrup. malt, caramel. rye, fruity.
Taste-slight boozy, malt, caramel. Something smooth, creamy, possibly vanilla. very slight bitter finish. Had the Templeton Rye Whiskey beforehand, can taste that in the beer.
Delicious. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with edgy beige froth. Nose is wood, whiskey, dusty caramel and blackberry. Medium to full body with a lively tang. Finishes dry with slight stickiness. Taste is caramel, rye, sour mash and wood with hints of red wine, cinnamon and porcinis a bit like Oerbier. JStax (6462) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Pours a darker copper with a beige head of foam. Aroma is spicy and somewhat sweet like a caraway seed. A banana note comes through in aroma and taste. Very sweet beer. Barrel is difficult to find. Interesting beer for sure. UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Waxed 7fity split amongst many small glasses. Dark ruby red pour with nips of white head. Smells of whiskey and grain on the nose. Drinks like a standard barley wine with the obvious addition of spice not only from the beer but the barrel as well, really cool take on this style. Hotness is not present only that crazy spiciness, full mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Perfect beer for a cold last night of winter.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Thanks to supercolter for the brew. 750 ml waxed bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. 2011 vintage.
A: Pours a murky brown color with some ruby highlights. A whitish head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.
S: Plum sweetness with some raisins. Definitive rye spice with a big whiskey backing. Roasted malts with underlying barrel sweetness.
T: Rye spice with the whiskey notes is large up front. Pretty hot as well still. Notes of oak, smooth caramel and some figs. Booze soaked raisins as well.
M: Medium bodied with a slightly higher than anticipated carbonation. Whiskey finish.
O: Surprisingly still a little hot, and I would have liked a little more chewiness on the texture and a little less carbonation. Overall it was still a nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
Gription79 (2890) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from 750 ml bottle. This is a big spicy rye beer. Notes of caramel, earthy, floral, fruity, minty. Tasty. Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle pours dark brown with thin tan ring. Aroma dominated by whiskey with a little malt sweetness. Taste sweet malts with vanilla, whiskey and oak, a bit more oaky than I care for but good. Taste reminded me of Sucaba. Finish mainly malt sweetness and oak. Palate thick and full. Alcohol very evident.madmitch76 (24785) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
As other have said a pretty boozy beer.....but I like boozy beers.
24th June 2012crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Hazy brown - amber beer. Good cream coloured head. Smooth softish palate with super fine carbonation. Mild sweet tangy bourbon. Coconut. Mild dried fruits. A little spice in the finish. Decent beer but needs something else to bring it to greatness.
This seems to be a big trend a rye wine aged in rye whiskey barrels. Thi isn’t the best one but certainly a solid offering, lots of sweet caramel, bourbon, vanilla.