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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Reilly’s Oak Whiskey Red gets its distinguished flavor from aging in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels for up to one year. The aroma of bourbon jumps out at you, followed by delicate toffee. The flavor is rich and complex, with slight vanilla, oak and caramel. This medium bodied ale has a lovely pale ruby color and creamy, off-white head. The finish is clean with a slight warming sensation.

Awards: Gold Medal GABF 07’

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2.8
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
The aroma is sweet with caramel, toasted oak, bourbon, and a touch of sourness. The appearance is medium red brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with both yummy caramel-bourbon and nasty sourness. The palate is OK. Overall a real enigma I don’t know if it has quality issues or just a bad mix.

2.7
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured a darker reddish amber color with a very small tan head that was gone shortly after the pour. Aroma was oak, vanilla, and whiskey. Smelled real good, then I took the first drink. Meaty, fruits, flavors just didn’t go. Whiskey wasn’t really there, very thin. Below average. And Irish Ale for the style? I don’t think so. Below average.

2.7
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
tastes more of a sour ale than an irish. its a beautiful beer ill tell ya that though. just doesnt taste like an irish.

2.7
Bif (2237) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a large tan head that fades to nice lacing. Has the smell of dark fruit sweetness, bit of caramel and a whiskey aroma in the background. Initial tart bite with a sweet whiskey stickiness. There is bitterness throughout with a fairly dry finish. Fairly medium body, smooth but with a boozy feel and aftertaste. Interesting take on an Irish style ale, but didn’t really enjoy.

2.7
adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Pours a reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Sweet caramel, a bit fruity, apple aroma. Fairly sweet, caramel, toffee, herbal flavor. Blah.

2.6
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Hazy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of whiskey, grains, caramel and mild bready malt. Taste is a bit rough, doesn’t come across too well. Sour whiskey, caramel, light vanilla and oak and notes of fruit. Meh.

2.5
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2014
ick. not at all what i expected based on the description (or the $$$). overly metallic aromas, hardly any oak or whiskey there... taste/palate is thin and again metallic. just sort of gross. not awesome at all. a major let down.

2.4
PorterPounder (7894) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Very dark copper pour, very slight off white bubbly head. Aroma has some phenol notes and a hint of whiskey. Flavor is cloyingly sweet with with some cheap sweet whiskey notes, some phenols, a bit of vanilla. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Methinks tis is suffering from exposure to the sun - definitely not shelf life as this just came into the store. Will try again sometime to make sure.

2.4
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2011
This beer has some odd tastes that don’t work for me. It is sweet and nutty with oak and sour/tart flavors.

2.4
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
bottle... medium brown with a some amber, murky, light tan head forms a ring... the aroma is light, thought it would be much stronger, a whisper of bourbon is nice and smooth, generic toffe on the finish, nothing bad, just too light and boring... this beer is just off, seems slightly infected with a tart bitter note, flat but a terrible mouthfeel, mostly rye, no bourbon, just not a good combo


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