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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 319
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%


Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton Rye, we asked ourselves, “Why not?” Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.

47 IBU

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maximum12

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Cork & Barrel recently, have been waiting for this one to hit Minnesota eagerly. Popping it open quickly to find out if it's good enough that I need to secure another bottle (or two) before it's gone from the shelves.

Beautiful beer. By some bent of magic, the beer is a dirty, earthly red around the edges, while maintaining a dark brown, light-repulsing core. The smell is virtually indescribable. Good, but faint. I'm not going to try.

Rye-on-Rye is an eye-opening concoction. The rye whiskey & the rye malts pair up for a wry experience that is unparalled, yet. The whiskey is mildly strong, with a very nice vanilla note, undercut by a mouthful of rye spices. An almost Belgian, candied follow-through lends sweetness & lightness to the brew & keeps the rye from doing a Chuck Norris on me tongue. Faint hop bitterness of no particular line rounds out the show.

I'm having a trouble getting a handle on exactly what's going down in my glass, but I do know that I'm enjoying it. Carbonation is a bit much for a brew of this size, & distracts a mite. Glad to have split this with my wife, it's good, but...man, this is one strange beer. I may have to have another bottle just to figure out if I really like this or not.

Very good. Very unique. Love the rye overload.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 02:11:53 | More by maximum12
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle $13. Nice dark, tawny color. It smells like strong rye whiskey but is oddly pleasant and I do not like whiskey at all. i could not stop sniffing away at this and the more I drank the more the whiskey faded into something sweet. The flavor was very similar to the smell, rye whiskey with sweet notes, barley, maltiness, just a really nice tasting beer. Overall, this is a perfect beer to share or sip with a friend. Once again Boulevard has impressed me.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 01:30:35 | More by ArrogantB
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this with a friend yesterday. Poured into my dogfish tulip.

A - TONS of particles in this bottle. Had this since the most recent release, so what, 4 months? maybe longer. Poured a brownish mohagany with a one finger head that leaves a thin halo and cloud.

S - Light barrel notes and spicy rye. Kind of faint, but pleasant.

T - Booze and bourbon, that about sums this beer up. Its hot on the nose with light sweetness from bourbon. There are nice rye spice as well.

M - Mouthfeel has nice carbonation but its boozy. Needs to age and mellow out some.

O - Overall I guess I wasnt expecting this to be quite as boozy as it was, nor was I expecting all the floaties.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 02:19:00 | More by rudzud
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a brownish body with decent head and lace and has a sweet, boozy aroma, picking up a good amount of not only bourbon/barrel notes with alcohol but love the dark fruits (figs/raisins) and minor rye base (not overpowering) in the aroma. A medium bodied beer that is chewey and has some sweetness to it, figs and plums coming through with a little bit of sugary goodness and there is a woodiness and alcohol kick to this beer - the rye makes the beer real smooth and adds some heat and alcohol bite to this beer as well as a touch of sweetness; the rye is front and center in this beer. At times the sweetness is puckering but overall the beer is well balanced and the ABV is kept in check and this is just a solid drinking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2014 21:03:42 | More by clayrock81
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.3.13
Batch 2012-1
Best by 02-2014
Bottle 12885

A - Pours a dark carmel brownish with a fluffy tan head with good retention.

S - Strong carmel, rye and ripe dark frutis.

T - Lots of carmel and toffee, not much else.

D - Decent carbonation with a medium body.

O - Mellowed way out, tons of toffee and carmel, no booze or heat detected.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 17:02:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to robbiemoy13 for this bottle Batch 2012-2 (#15105) poured in to CBS snifter.

A - Poured a very murky amber colour with a nice bright red glow around the edges. One finger of cream coloured head formed and receded to a thin layer. Good lacing.

S - Whiskey up front with plenty of oak. Spiciness from the rye malt is present as well as some caramel sweetness from the base beer.

T - Barrel characteristics are present up front - whiskey and big oak flavours. The base beer adds notes of sweet caramel, a good spiciness and some lighter hop bitterness. The hop flavours are difficult to pick out. The alcohol is warming, especially in the finish. As I continue to drink this one, a good toasted, almost charred flavour becomes more prominent.

M - Medium body with a good chew. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 14:34:40 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern—served into a pint glass

Appearance: red-brown in color, hazy, 1.5 inch head, moderate carbonation

Smell: whiskey barrel and light rye

Taste: light rye that becomes more present as the beer warms. followed by huge sweet caramel/vanilla/ and toffee with big whiskey oaking through the finish

Mouthfeel: very sticky sweet but not cloying, moderate carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: Amazing. Maybe the best from Boulevard that I have had and certainly one to revisit. I love the oaking in here especially the way it combines with the caramel malt. My only complaint is I wish the rye was more pronounced. That said, as long as I do not expect to get a rye bomb, this is phenomenal.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 12:59:51 | More by tigg924
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a murky amber color. The head is an inch of solid off white foam that recedes very slowly into a firm cap of lacing that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of caramel, rye whiskey, oak, and rye bread. All of the elements of the aroma are well balanced, and play nicely with each other. The taste is of maltier than the aroma with more caramel, and rye bread character. There are still a significant oak and whiskey notes, but they are more in the background. There is also a noticeable alcohol presence in the finish that distracts from the rest of the beer. The mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation, and a cloying texture that I dislike in beer. Overall, this is a good beer that I would drink again, but I can't see myself searching for it.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 01:23:28 | More by KarlHungus
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

Bottle No. 1207/12148
Batch Number: 2010-1
Best By Date: 01/13

A: Pours a lovely cinnamon/mahogany with 2 1/2 creamy fingers of khaki colored foam on top. Head retention was spectacular with it slooowly melting down to an ample skim and thick collar. Carbonation was plentiful but the lacing was a little lacking. Hazy and cloudy, looks kind of like iced tea.

S: The first aromas I detected snaking up out of the bottle were vanilla and coconut. That led into the delicious smell of whiskey, which was then followed by toasted barrel, dark fruit, molassas, caramel-apple bread pudding, spicy rye, and finally solvent alcohol tickling my nostrils.

T: Almost exactly as above with the sole difference being that the alcohol takes on more of a dominant role. It's not very intrusive, but I felt it kind of stepped all over the delicate rye spiciness that fights to get out from underneath the booze. Loved the caramel, vanilla, and toasted coconut.

M: At first, it gave the impression that it was going to be overly sweet, but the hot & dry booze (and to a lesser extent, the bitter rye) reigns in the sweetness and gives it a dry, spicy finish.

D: I thought I was a little goofy, opening this bottle on a 90 degree summer day, but it actually was refreshing. I couldn't justify doing it all in one sitting, going to save the second half for after dinner.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 21:42:33 | More by GbVDave
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morimech

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle #9509 of 12148 Batch 1

Served at cellar temp. Pours a clear chestnut color with a large cream colored head that had good retention. Heavy lacing is left on the glass. A lot of whiskey in the aroma. Hints of vanilla, leather, and toffee. Not really much of a beer aroma. Very boozy in flavor. Definately get the rye whiskey flavor but not much from the rye beer. Also hints of vanilla and toffee. Just a touch of sweetness in the finish that gives a clue to the base beer before it was barrel aged. Not a bad tasting beer, actually enjoyable if you enjoy rye whiskey, but it seems the barrel aging got away from them or they should of adjusted the blend a little. The body feels full and creamy. Nice for a big, boozy beer. As a rye beer this is not the best example. But as a barrel aged beer, whiskey fans will find this quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 18:22:27 | More by morimech
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argock

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. Best by 11-2015 on back label, 2014 vintage. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Dirty dishwater amber with 1-finger of off-white head which dissipates quickly and leaves a few spots of lacing.

S: Spicy rye nose, both from spicy alcohol and herbal rye spiciness. Orange tones with candy malt sweetness, almost pilsner malt-like. Light coconut and oaky, wood aromas. Very whiskeyish aroma overall.

T: The flavor is a blast after the nice but subdued nose -- sweet caramel maltiness folds into a herbal, earthy rye spiciness, and finishes with the light oak tannins and coconut and vanilla barrel flavors. There is an undercurrent of orange citrus and honeysuckle throughout. A very unique and flavorful beer. Neither the whiskey nor the rye character nor the sweetness overwhelm -- a great balance of these with alcohol character there but not overbearing.

M: Medium body, very dry for 12% ABV, low-medium carbonation. No astringency despite the drying mildly tannic finish.

O: Rye-on-Rye is a unique drinking experience -- it melds whiskey, rye malt, and barrel character with a deft hand. I recommend drinking this beer young to get the best of all three -- my bottle is probably about 2 months in my hand and probably about 4 since bottling. Stellar beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 03:06:20 | More by argock
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Pencible

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque mahogany with moderate off white head.
S: It smelled like rye liquor, with some biscuit and bananas and candi sugar.
T: It tasted like rye and oak, with some banana and biscuit and candi sugar. It had a clean and sweet and spicy aftertaste.
M: It was oily and thick with some smooth natural carbonation. Beautiful body.
D: This was a wonderful brew with a somewhat complex and delicious scent and taste. The body was nearly perfect, and the alcohol was really well hidden. The finish was smooth too, so it was really easy to drink, but worth sipping. Might cellar well, but already great fresh. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 19:12:07 | More by Pencible
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billab914

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage poured from a 750ml bottle. It poured dark caramel brown in color with a thin white head covering the top.

The aroma has a strong woody oak presence to it with some good vanilla notes along with a modest bourbon flavor. Some malty caramel and bready rye come out in it as well. Oak is a little dominant but overall pretty good.

The taste also shows a lot of woody oak to it with vanilla and some bourbon showing up more towards the finish. Caramel and some spicy, bready rye is there as well. Again, a little oak dominated but good.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate for the style. Overall it was a pretty good beer, the oak dominated a little but the caramel and bourbon notes that came out were really good. It felt pretty close to being great, but didn't quite get there.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 19:34:12 | More by billab914
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emmasdad

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, clear, medium-amber color, capped off with a huge, rocky light brown head. Aromas of freshly cut wood, vanilla, spicy rye and booze. Fairly boozy on the palate, with rye whiskey, brown sugar and some late hoppiness. As I mentioned, this one is pretty hot, but also quite good. I'm really enjoying these new rye barrel aged rye beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 02:24:07 | More by emmasdad
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homebrew311

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I am currently reviewing the 2013 vintage of this in 2012 (very soon to be 2013). So in other words, this beer is from the future. Pours a murky brownish, tawny color with white head and plenty of lacing. Nose is full of caramel, rye, vanilla, and oak. The rye spirit lends a somewhat sweet quality to the nose which is quite nice. The taste starts with tons of rye malt, a bit of toast, light fruit character in the vain of cherry with a considerable spirit character towards the end. The barrel quality is nice and smooth and rounds out the rye malt nicely. A bit of heat creeps up on the end. Body is hefty, but not a big as I'd expect from an 11% brew. Carbonation is a tad high for my preference with barrel aged brews. Overall, a very solid offering from Boulevard that showcases rye in an amazing way.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 06:04:00 | More by homebrew311
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours the definition of the word auburn. Mostly transparent but the body of the beer is pretty dark. Head is massive. It dies down a bit but is still a full inch high minutes after the pour. Head leaves lots of disconnected lacing streaks along the glass.

S-The sweet and spicy rye is both noticeable via the rye whiskey and the base rye ingredient. Sweetness is very rich and derived from sweet brown sugar, caramel and toffee. The rye is awesome because it really accentuates the oak of the whiskey barrels. There is also a very nice citrusy hop aroma. Avery aromatic, intense and complex nose.

T-First off, I must say that the finish on this beer is absolutely exquisite. Finishes like a fine rye whiskey with a generous splash of water. The oak lingers forever. Before the finish is much complexity. The citrus and pine from the hops really adds a great element. The sweet dark fruits and luscious caramel flavors add to the plethora of various tastes. The rye really brings it all together and somehow is not overbearing.

M-Lighter than expected with a nice carbonation level. Smooth and rich. Far from cloying. The dry wooden whiskey flavor lasts forever. Literally feels like I am sipping a watered glass of rye bourbon.

O/D-This is a really cool beer. There is so much going on within this beer. It boasts one of the most memorable finishes I have experienced in a beer. Perhaps the best component of this beer is that it isn't too intense but has more than enough flavor in every sip. Very unique and very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 23:54:46 | More by VelvetExtract
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

COLD COCKED!!!! HOLY $hit!! Boilermaker in a BOTTLE!!! You have to like Jim Beam to enjoy this beer!

You can smell the whiskey/bourbon immediately. The beer starts off like a typical rye then finishes like a shot of bourbon. The color was a cloudy amber.

I had too many bad experiences with JB to enjoy this but grateful to at least try it. To those that can hang with this beer....more power to them! Boulevard nailed this beer!!! Anyone thinking session beer would absolutely get their A$$ kicked!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 19:16:25 | More by WoodBrew
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nickd717

California

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle shared by Arbitrator.

Pours a mostly clear medium brown color with a three-finger off-white head and decent lacing.

Aroma is rye whiskey, oak, honey, rye, and sweet malt. Pretty nice.

Flavor is great even though it's very sweet. Caramel malt, earthiness, oak, spice, and rye whiskey. Maybe it's just that I love rye barrel aged stuff, but this is pretty tasty.

Somewhat sweet on the palate with medium-full body. Just a tad syrupy.

Average-plus drinkability. A very solid beer overall, but not one of the better ones that have come out of a rye whiskey barrel.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 17:56:15 | More by nickd717
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks for sharing Chris! 2012 vintage.

(A)- Pours a nice amber color. Some good tan froth and nice lacing.

(S)- A nice subtle sweet raisin and a spicy oak character.

(T)- Fairly similar to the smell. A nice spicy rye(carraway) and oak. Bits of raisin and vanilla.

(M)- A nice smooth carbonation level. A nice balance to it as well with a subtle rye spice and barrel characters.

(D)- A nice rye beer with rich, but balanced flavors and feel.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 15:24:02 | More by sweemzander
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle, batch 2012-2. Bottle #20670.

A- Pours with a dark red body, almost looks brown. Very light tan head forms to about two fingers with a bubbly fizzy texture. Creamy ring leaves a few nice rings of lace.

S- Opens up with warmth, at first I couldn't get anything in the nose. Sweet caramel and rye malts with a vanilla whiskey oak barrel influence.

T- More complex here. Spicy rye and rye whiskey combine to be pretty, spicy. The whiskey has an oak, vanilla and general bourbon feel. Lots of raisin, spice, dark fruit, caramel and slight alcohol.

MF- Foamy feel overall with a lighter gravity body. Spiced palate with slight bitterness and pretty warm from alcohol.

Pretty much what one would expect with rye beer and rye whiskey. A nice oak presence and the rye whiskey and malt add spicy pepper, coriander and raisin hints. Balances out pretty nicely.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 04:05:07 | More by cbutova
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I brought this brew to a recent tasting.

A: Pours a dark maroon color, with tons of rye yeasties floating around. Very little carbonation, but I think that was intentional.

S: Brandy and tons of it! The rye and some sweet malts also make an appearance.

T: Fairly boozy at first, but then once my palate warmed up to it, it was actual quite enjoyable. I also taste a bit of bourbon and of course.... rye.

M: Alcohol burn, but that just aids in warming the whole body up. The low carbonation works well in this setting.

D: I certainly couldn't have too much of this stuff, and I am almost willing to say that this belongs in a class of hard liquor, rather than beer. Still, this is a wonderful seasonal and very different from anything else we had at our tasting.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 17:21:53 | More by Chaney
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from MasterSki, 750ml into a tulip. Bottle number 8618 of 12148, batch 2010-1, best before January 2013. Thanks Alex!

Poured a murky brown, with a cream head. Nice lacing and moderate retention. Nose of caramel, rye bread, light whiskey barrel notes, spice and some rich apple pie filling. Tastes of rye, caramel, whiskey barrel is quite prominent, bready and sweet malt with some whiskey heat on the back end. Full feel, good density and medium carbonation. A definite sipper.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 19:41:35 | More by liamt07
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dense, sand colored head atop a near opaque dark brown beer. Fair amount of sediment bobbing around. Nice crescent moon of retention that leaves heavy trails of foam sliding down my glass.

Sharp rye immediately leaps into the nose. Whiskey soaked raisin bread and treacle. Smells like everything I'd want from a big rye beer.

Tastes as good as it smells. Rum raisin, rye whiskey spice. Between the carbonation and rye spice flavors seem to bounce gleefully around the palette. Gleefully I say. Tastes big and alcoholic but not hot.

Hands down my new favorite big beer. I'm reticent to give 5s but there's nothing I would change about it other than wishing it came in smaller bottles so I could have one by myself. Like a hermit.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 14:10:43 | More by donkeyrunner
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claspada

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Courtesy of afksports via trade.

Pours a dense and opaque, solid amber color with a gorgeous inch or so of rocky light tan head which leaves brilliant lacing. Really nice.

Aromas begin with dark caramel malts mixed with some leather, dark cherries and a little spice. Plenty of spicy dry whiskey which emerges more and more as it warms. Less alcohol than the Abacus (Blended barrel aging) but more than the Vertical Jewbelation (also aged in Rye Whiskey barrels), which I both had this past weekend. Dark fruits continue to emerge more an more as it warms (dates, figs, prunes).

The tastes begin quite complex and full of flavors. Warm and spicy, tingling on the tongue and warming on the gullet. Full-bodied, generous with the senses. You get nice dark cherries and warming sweet vanilla flavors that wash over the tongue. Distinct spiciness from the rye (barrels or malt I am not sure) is a very solid presence throughout; probably the most dominant in fact.

The mouthfeel is quite full but with great amounts of carbonation (for the style) to help dry this high ABV monster out. The rye leaves your palate nice and dry, almost inviting more consumption.

Overall this is a superb beer. Really a great showcase for Rye malts and rye whiskey barrel-aging. It is basically a barrel-aged Rye Barleywine (per say), so if you like Barley Wines and Rye beers and Barrel-aged beers, this is HIGHLY recommended. My one complaint it that the rye whiskey alcohol is a little dominant for my tastes and slightly overpowers the rest of the flavor profile but regardless it is still quite good. Would be better to share a monster like this because to indulge by yourself could be a task. Can't wait til this is going to be released again (early 2012) because I will be buying several.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 23:24:57 | More by claspada
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - It pours a rich and deep hue of mahogany, translucent, capped with a thick tan froth, and leaves bits of spotty lacing.

S - This definitely smells very deliciously barrel-centric. Vanilla, oak, and sweet booze dominate the olfactory.

T - Why am I not shocked that a Boulevard SS brew is this fantastic tasting? Richly spicy malt is delicately hopped and then the barrels do their work, imposing nuances of vanilla and buttery oak along with a subtle mulled character. A simple equation, really: barrel aging plus way easy drinking equals a winner.

M - Crisp, medium-bodied, and extremely drinkable due partially to the mouthfeel.

D - Tastes great. Pairs phenomenally with West Indian food.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 16:56:35 | More by ktrillionaire
Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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