Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draft at Brewvival. Cloudy amber color, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, lightly spiced toffee. Taste has maple, vanilla. Tasty. Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
GABF 2008 poured a hazy amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of oak, orannge, light carmel and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rye, oak, carmel, light vanilla and light spice with a smooth malty finish. Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 107. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark hazy red-brown color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of vanilla, oak, herbal hops, caramel. The taste is vanilla, oak, herbal and citrus hops, mild toastiness. Medium bodied. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
GABF 2008. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, cereal), average hops (perfume, resin), average yeast (sweat) with notes of sour vanilla and wood. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, flat carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, citrus, oak, and light smoke. Flavor of oak, rye, hops (citrus, pine), and vanilla with a bitter finish.
faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
Botella. Deep hazy amber colour with a medium nice white good lasting head. Sweet fruity hoppy aroma. Quite good a mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with a pleasant hoppy bitterness along with some pine and grapefruit. Sweet bitter fruity finish. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 05/29/2008KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear amber, frothy off white head, solid patterned lace,
Aroma: sweet pine and crystal malt aroma, touch of fruityness, oak starts off light and builds pull in the vanilla with it and takes over the sweet pine and crystal,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: big oak and malt flavor, lots of earthy oak balances the sweetness of the base beer, the sweet pine breaks through for a while, vanilla adds more complexity than sweetness, bitterness adds balance but stays out of the way of the complex flavors, sweet crystal malt shows back up towards the bottom of the pint,
Overall: sweet oak and pine
picking up a lot more of the fruityness and pine of the base beer with the oak coming later, I can see where people say it is not too oaky, on this keg, for the first third of the pint,
Source: brick store
been drinking this here for the past few days and noticing a daily fluxuation in the level or oak, depending on your desired level of oak it will be perfect eventually,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 18/20
Cloudy amber with medium white head. Sweet aroma with hoppy, citric and caramel notes. Flavour likewise with caramel, grapefruit and hoppy notes. Ends bitter. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2009 Re-rate on 3-10-2009, rye squared release party. This is a re-rate with the 08’ oak version on tap at Trappeze.
Rye was a lot more attenuated, emphasis on oak was more prominent and very smooth on the palate with a bourbon like touch coupled with some chocolate. Very refreshing.
Tap at Trappeze.
Pours orange with beige head.
Aroma has notes of oak, rye and malts.
Taste, thick and grainy with plenty of rye and caramel malts.
The oak presence is moderate compared to some other strong beers.
There is also the feeling of a fruity presence that is almost of apricot with a touch of vanilla.
Alcohol is noticeable and overall mouthfeel is very enjoyable dry finish.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2008
On tap at the Oldsmar Tap House. Thanks to owner Tony for bringing this in. Pours clear copper with nice nearly frothy off white head. The aroma is malty caramel goodness with mild oak and swirls of sweet late addition citrus hops. The oak note seems at just the right strength to compliment and play nicely wit the other notes. Smells D-Lish. The taste is caramel malts, citrus hops, pine hop bitterness and mild notes of wood oakiness. Just as in the nose there is a terrific balance between malts, oak, hops and then some of that distinctive rye twang. Yum.