mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Pours a dark ruby color with a moderate two fingers of off-white head. The nose has a dry roasted malt aroma along with a light rye spiciness. It’s rounded out with a mild caramel malt and vanilla aroma. The taste starts with Caramel malts and toffee. Chocolate covered raisins come next come next with a dry rye spiciness. Hints of vanilla and whiskey come next in the end, as well as a subdued hop bitterness that balances the malty sweetness in the finish. The body is full and the whiskey notes become a bit more pronounced as it warms. The 8.5% abv is well hidden but sneaks up you quickly.
This one damn fine lager. It has an outstanding aroma with a great taste and smoothness. It is a good traditional representation of the Bavarian style with a nice blend of rye malt - that is there, but not overly done - Traditional, yet unique. Highly recommended! ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - NOV 7, 2015
This is a good beer with some great rye/malty flavors. Very smooth easy to drink pours a dark amber with a light head. Would recommend. Squizzle (304) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Purchased from Brewfloria in Boise, Id. Soft, drinkable, smooth and sweetly complex. Drank it slowly in order to save it. So far, it’s my favorite thing from Utah. BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Very nice, sweetness and rye and whiskey balanced. Toffee and caramel front, bock sweetness, then just a hint of the whiskey barrel. Probably better with age, though quite decent as is! Cuso (8616) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle from my Secret Santa, many thanks. Hazy brown color with medium off-white head. Malty aroma with, rye, hints of coffee, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, liquor. Taste, malt, caramel, vanilla, rye, some spices, plums, salt, notes of whiskey, wood. Almost no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Whiskey and caramel malt aroma. Vanilla, and subtle wood. Caramel flavor, and sweet malt. Whiskey/vanilla, ans some sweet tartness. Whiskey character is pretty well-balanced with the malt. douglas88 (9057) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2011
500 ml bottle from the brewery. So a Rye Bock aged in Rye Whiskey barrels, sounds awesome! Pours a murky brown color with a medium swirling white head. A sweet nose of toffee, liquor, caramel and candies. The flavor is a smooth whiskey bite, some rich bread, caramel, burnt molasses, light heat, very smooth. Loads of vanilla. Certainly some spices. Very easy to drink and quite nice. Sledutah (7490) - Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2011
500ml bottle picked up at the brewpub downtown Cybercat (5741) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a small beige head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, rye, chocolate, vanilla and whiskey
Taste: Toasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, woody with some nice smooth whiskey in the finish
Nice and smooth, enjoyable
Pours a clear, dark cola brown with a decent, if not too persistent, wheat head. Aroma has notes of roast malt, rye and whisky-soaked wood plus hints of hops and caramel. Robust flavor delights with earthy, fruity, oak, malt and cloves notes plus subtle whisky, caramel and hoppy tones. Smooth texture has good firmness, if not a whole lot of fizz. Go ahead, crack one open (but don’t crack yourself!) jsquire (4424) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2015 bottle. Clear deep amber color with a short lived beige head. Fruity nose with some spice and whiskey barrel. Caramel sweetness with a hint of wood and a warming touch of whiskey. There is a bit of toasted bread, ripe fruit, vanilla and a some spice. It is all subtle in this era of huge barrel aged Imperial Stouts. Quite nice.