Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Color- hazy dark maple syrup. Medium head.
Aroma- pecan pie and bourbon.
Taste- A rich, deep masterpiece. Starts sweet and "hot" from the high alcohol, followed by a fantastic bourbon barrel note that reminds us of a good time on a warn Kentucky evening, finishes long and tasty with remaining hints of bourbon, grain, and raisin. Don't serve too cold; it needs to warm a bit to develop its optimum flavor. .A fantastic cold weather brew! Purchased Feb. 2014. Tasted 5/28/14.
Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass),
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2014 20:59:34 | More by utfiero
3.98/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy brownish red with big tan head that never dissipates.
Aroma is of heavy barrel. Slightly woody and earthy. A bit of tart cherry. Hints of caramel in the back.
Flavor is much the same. Light fruity flavor, caramel, mild husky grains in the background. Deep woody flavor dominates, and gets stronger as it warms. Finish is sweet like candied smoked meat.
Medium bodied and hides the alcohol well. Warming however.
A really enjoyable beer. Lower carbonation compliments the flavor a of the barrel well.
Serving type: on-tap
05-27-2014 19:55:34 | More by Thads324
3.96/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml C&C bottle – 2014 release
Notes taken on 05/10/14 with my FW Snifter glass
A: Dark and unclear reddish-brown body gives a ruddy appearance. Thick stack of dark khaki suds sits over top with superior stay power never fully subsiding. Not really a gusher but this is definitely one heady mother. Craggy swaths of lace are encrusted upon the glass after every sip.
S: Malted Rye and Barley blend with toffee, spiced raisins, and a grapey vinous type quality. Has some real rich plum like esters emmitting with baked breads, charred oak, and a touch of peat present. Alcohol is abundent in the nose but not quite hot if you will. Not really as complex as I had imagined but what is here is nice.
T: Rye bread and spice infused with rum soaked raisins, plum, and fig. Lots of dark fruit starting off sweet here. Earthy peat, vanilla, and dark toffee come into play but the Whiskey itself is fairly subtle. Starts to dry out with healthy doses of hop bitterness sprinkled in and some flashes of orange citrus. There is a continous build up of warming alcohol that kicks towards the finish but it is actually pretty manageable. As the beer comes up to room temp flavors really start to perk with toasted oak and caramelized coconut. Definitely an improvement and highly recommend letting this one sit a bit. Really smooth and rich overall but balanced throughout. Much like a BA Barley Wine style ale and a rather tasty one at that.
M: Full bodied brew that sits just slightly on the medium side on account of the frothy smooth carbonation. There is an upper moderate amount of hop bitterness and the obvious alcohol warmth. Nice drying at the finish with a clean balance to it.
D: Not as in depth as I had hoped for but still a damn fine brew. Recommend taking your time with this one even though this is actually well balanced and very approachable. Not only because it is such a big beer but temp really allows it to blossom and improves this one quite a bit. I think they blended this one down so well that many of the flavor components are fairly nuanced.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 23:24:26 | More by Nugganooch
4.46/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a caged and corked 750mL, best by date of 11/2015, into a Goose Island Tulip Glass.
A - Pours a deep copper that is barely translucent in front of a light. Massive head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing.
S - Smells almost boozy, but mostly just with a massive rye note. Maybe it smells boozy from the rye whisky barrels?
T - At first it tastes fairly boozy, but then it smooths out and you realize that what you were tasting probably wasn't the alcohol, but rather the rye whisky barrels tricking you. So much rye everywhere in this one!
M - Just slightly thicker and this would be perfect! As it is it has a nice mouthfeel that lingers.
O - A pretty awesome contribution. I'm not even sure of exactly what style I'd place this in other than 'Rye'. It's like waves of Rye on Rye (sound familiar?). My wife, who in general hates Rye beers and dislikes Barrel Aged beers (hey, more for me!) even thought this was pretty good, at least for a sip or two. It smoothed out a bit after sitting our for about an hour, starting at fridge temp (~40F), probably ending around 55-60F. These notes were taken at the end.
I'm torn on whether this is one to cellar or enjoy now. I could definitely see how cellaring could improve it, but as it is its pretty awesome and I'm worried that cellaring would smooth out the somewhat rough character that I like in rye.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2014 02:57:13 | More by treznor
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