Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kels:
4.15/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Been waiting for a while to share this one with someone. Glad pwoods could help.
The beer pours a wonderful honeyed shade of amber. It is moderately opaque with a slick, viscous appearance. The initial 2 finger white, foamy head fades to a nice, swirly skim. It leaves behind tremendous amounts of sticky, spotty lace.
Lots of big aromas in this nose. There's a deep, creamy, slick caramel richness. The warmth of the alcohol and the char of the wooden barrel add a great dimension, and there's a nice raisin sweetness in the finish.
The rye is definitely more notable in the taste than in the smell. It possesses a rich and earthly depth that sets it apart from other grains. The alcohol is big and warming without being too hot, and the wood gives off hints of vanilla and smoke ever so subtly. There's a great sticky raisin in the finish. The feel is pretty well carbonated with a moderate heaviness and sticky residue. The aftertaste is long-lasting and very delicious.
Drinkability - not high. It is delicious, but the 11% is definitely there.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2010 01:08:31 | More by kels
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4.25/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle shared by myself at Curran's tasting.
Pours a hazy slightly dark brown, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like spicey rye, caramel, coconut, wood, toffee, and whisky.
The taste is similar. This is about a year old, the '13 vintage, so the rye whiskey flavors are light, subtle, and warming, with tons of caramel, toffee, coconut, and vanilla, with some fairly prominent woodiness. Even though rum is not involved at all, I get a bit of a spiced rum feel from this one as well.
Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. There is some slight bitterness, but it doesn't linger. The alcohol is not really present at all.
I'd prefer this beer to be a little drier, and use more rye malts, but other than that, this is a fairly decadent, delicious beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 00:18:23 | More by GreesyFizeek
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.