Bourbon Rye Knot - Figure 8 Brewing

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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Figure 8 Brewing visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: alleykatking on 10-02-2010

Bourbon Rye Knot - our original Baltic Rye aged together with vanilla beans for over 5 months in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel. This blend of seven grains, amarillo, centennial, and warrior hops is super well balanced and is smooth as silk
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 4
Photo of Farmhouse-Market
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

great beer, nice flavor, smells amazing

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Appeance - The beer is fairly black with streaks of murky brown. Bubbles line the sides of the snifter.

Aroma - The bourbon is noted in the aroma, but rye hints are detectable.

Taste - I detect a lot of oak in the initial taste, which is excellent. Vanilla notes come later with bourbon and strong raisin notes. The raisin and bourbon notes last through the finish.

Mouthfeel - For the strength of the bourbon, I though the beer ran a little thin. I wanted the taste to last a little longer.

Overall - This is Figure 8's best offering by far. It was released in 2013. I would like to see them do it again.

Photo of cetherid
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a snifter

A.

This beer is extremely dark brown, to the point of black. A nice brown bubbly head that doesn't linger very long. A very nice looking dark brew.

S.

nose is rye and oak. Subtle hints of vanilla and bourbon in there. The smells aren't very strong in this. it takes a few sniffs to really get everything but still a very good smelling beer.

T.

same as nose but a little stronger. You get everything from the oaky flavors, the rye, the vanilla and some subtle bourbon. A little bitterness at the very end which is a nice touch. This isn't like a typical barrel aged beer where the bourbon is extremely prevalent. it's in there, but very subtle IMO. The perfect starter beer for getting into barrel aged beers.

M.

medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Leaves a bit of a dry finish in the mouth.

D.

very good. The first beer I grab on my weekly visit to the tasting room. Unfortunately it's going to run out here very soon, but I could easily have 2 or 3 of these in a visit. Alcohol isn't too high so 2 or 3 is definitely possible without getting too buzzed. Great tasting and only a few minutes from me!

Photo of alleykatking
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap....

A- Pours a dark brown almost black in color. No head when given to me. This coats the glass with a brownish liquid the entire beer.

S- Light bourbon notes to this go hand in hand with a rye aroma. Some light darker fruits in this as well accents the woody aroma. This has a light sweet malt to this that I found a little off but still balanced the beer out.

T- The rye pops through the beer from start to finish. There is a woody overtone with a hint of bourbon at the middle to the lasting of the beer. Sweet malts pop up here and there but make the beer well balanced ironicly.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation was lacking but went well with the beer. Rye left on the palate with a hint of bourbon on the aftertaste. Clean tasting overall. Alcohol drying on the palate.

D- I had more than one sample of this. Actually, I would say this was about a pint's worth. This beer really stood out from the other offerings. A good brewery that I am looking forward to having more from.

Bourbon Rye Knot from Figure 8 Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.