JaBier (7958) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
On tap at World of Beer on 4/8/14. Clear red pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of orange, malt, vanilla, oak, pine and spicy rye. Flavor starts with spicy rye, moving to orange and then bourbon and vanilla before a grassy hop finish. TheArgoPirate (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft at Burger Bar in Chicago. Hazy red with generous light khaki head. Smells of dark fruits, currant, plum, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is bourbon up font with a spicy bourbon finish. Very creamy mouthfeel. Quite tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Tap @ brewery. Pours a deep amber, with a thin beige head. Complex, spicy, hoppy aroma, vanilla, dried fruit, resin, oak. Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Complex, hoppy, oaky taste, spruce, caramel, tannins, dried fruit, figs, madeira wine. (2014-04-03) chucklemation (1681) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours a distinctive ruby red with a slight white head. Aroma is bourbon, citrus, and caramel. Flavor is much more subdued, with a sweet citrus, boubon, and caramel, as well as some mild hops. Has a medium body feel and goes down smooth. I think I like the regular Red’s Rye on tap a little better than this, it having a strong citrus flavor and hop profile, but this was still enjoyable. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Draft. Red pour. The smell is bourbon sugary and mildly choppy. The flavor is nice like raspwrry orange nougat and caramel.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
10oz on tap at Senate, for $8.54. Mostly clear, dark red color. Thin ring of off-white, sort of grayish head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Lightly slick. Good, smooth, creamy lighter carbonation, a little drying in the finish. Tropical fruity hop aroma. Nice rye spiciness. Good, balanced barrel character. Hints of vanilla, light caramel, creme... Nice moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet, with a good fry finish. Just a very light nice warmth in the finish that’s overshadowed by the good big earthy tropical lightly spicy hoppy aftertaste. Very tasty and balanced, enjoyable stuff. I enjoyed this much more than the last 2 barrel-aged Founders beers I tried (Doom and Boylrmakr). Very smooth and easy drinking. Texture and flavor both have a near-perfect balance. Amazing beer... Savored my 10oz to the last drop, and I’m not even mad about the $8 price. No way that a 4oz taster would have done this justice. Easily one of the most fantastic BA’d hop-forward beers I’ve ever tried, much better than expected. EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2014
I was skeptical. I didn’t care for Founder’s Doom and I was concerned that this might be yet another style that doesn’t do well with barrel aging. I thought this beer did nicely. Pours a dark clear amber with barely tan head. Scent is rye and whiskey. Was it rye whiskey? As I don’t regularly drink rye whiskey, I don’t know. Very reminiscent of whisky only slightly sweeter and less boozy. Damn nice beer. Draft - Leon’s Full Service - Decatur, GA umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Tap at Slows Bar-B-Q. Pours clear, deep ruby red with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aromas are rye, vanilla, oak, cherries, and caramel malt. Taste is very smooth. Light sweetness from caramel and a little fruitiness. Awesome subtle bourbon barrel character. Very light hops show up in te spicy rye finish. I really thought I wasn’t going to like this buts it’s great. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Draft. Copper pour, off-white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of maple, barrel, toffee, caramel, vanilla. Taste is sweet, barrel, maple, soft rye, vanilla. Palate is soft, coating, warming, sweet finish.
koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
From notes. On tap at Founders on March 19. The pour is a brilliant garnet/ruby with a filmy white head and leaves some gorgeous lacing. The aroma has some delightful bourbon characters; vanilla and a light bourbon character that meshes so well with the hoppiness that’s naturally present. The flavor is pretty great as well. It’s got a light bitter bite that Red’s Rye does, fading through a great vanilla sweetness and into a nice rye spiciness. The mouth feel is very velvety with a creaminess to it and the carbonation is just wonderful. There is a wonderfully dry, lightly bitter, spicy aftertaste