evanlarkin (315) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pour is dark brown, little bit of off-white head. Whisky is the smell for sure, though there’s a lot of malt besides. Caramel, raisins, and weirdly tart plum all mix together with some bourbon to help out. Definite heat on this one. Nice. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is malts and a little bit of booze. Flavor is a perfect blend of caramel, malts and whiskey. I really enjoyed this beer and I really like this brewery. drfabulous (8808) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
750 bottle. Malt and sweet countered by the whisky taste which gives off coconut. Really nice. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
750ml, red wax bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, woody, and some grains. Tastes of vanilla, whiskey, caramel, toffee, some brown sugar, wood, and some dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden. douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2012
750 ml bottle thanks to Irishboy! Pours a deep copper color with a medium white head. A big malty nose with some grains. Earthy, with big sweet at times boozy flavors, some light metal, bitter rye, very interesting. Good.
Sledutah (7976) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to Irishboy EdInSaltLake (748) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Appearance: Dark amber/brown with a small tan head, no lacing
Aroma: Tart fruit, rye and woody
Taste: Rye, toasted malts, woody, with a dry wine finish
Sweet malty and herbal hop aroma. Sweet, bready malt flavor. Some spiciness from the rye; maybe from the hops, too? Some alcohol flavor, aroma, and warmth.
Thanks, Doug... BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours almost black with no head. Oaky aroma and a bit of roasty grain. Tastes of bourbon and malt. Heavy mouthfeel, almost syrup. This one is a definite sipper. Share the big bottle. A nice winter warmer brew for sure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage.
4.0 A: Clear deep amber brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good given the ABV and a good bit of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Awesome nose on this. Rye whiskey is the most prominent aroma and offers a spicy earthiness, leather, melon, apple, oak, and plenty of vanilla. Booze is well hidden. The base follows suite with the rye as well as lots of caramel, toffee, plum, raisin, and dates.
4.0 T: The base comes out more in the taste. Raisin leads the force, followed by tobacco, and leather. Plum, dates, caramel, and spicy earthy rye next. The whiskey is surprisingly complementary here, but it works really well. Oak, melon, apple, and vanilla follow. Again the booze is well hidden. Quite tasty.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s a bit too chewy and causes some amylase clumping in the back of my mouth.
4.5 D: The taste was borderline 4.5, so a bonus here. Really tasty beer. I wish more breweries would make rye wines or imperial ryes or whatever you want to call them.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-28-2012 01:05:52 OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
Big bottle, shared @Papsoe’s.
Pours a clear amber to reddish brown, topped by a finger of beige head.
Discreet aroma of sweet, lightly toasted and bready malts. A whiff of alcohol, and notes of yellow fruits. Sweet and kind of hot in the mouth. Sugary dark caramel flavor. Notes of bread, jammy fruits and alcohol. Big body. Thick texture. Finishes sweet malty with a hint af lactic acids. Beyond interesting, and very tasty.