Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Wine Ale | COOP Ale Works

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Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Wine AleTerritorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Wine Ale

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Rye Wine Ale began with several extended days in the brewhouse. Following fermentation, the ale was aged in barrels for more than a year. This big, malt-forward beer is well worth the wait. The nose is filled with oak and caramel, leading to a superb mouth feel and intense, warming notes of toffee and toasted coconut. This beer has much to do offer the taste buds now, but will surely age quite well.

Added by BeerRefugee on 11-06-2013

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Photo of Zonian1
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this was fantastic beer! not enough rye wine styles in the world i dont reckon, so nice to see one like this, rich and heavy, almost scotch ale tasting with the combination of heavy spicy rye and sweet barley and barrel wood, its all happening, and its all so cohesive. i didnt even know these guys did beers like this, but this is right on. deep deep copper colored beer, frothy tan headed and rich looking. the rye is less forward than anticipated here, as there is a lot of barrel in the works, but the spice and dry earthy complexion is there, and the bourbon lends a lot of vanilla, brown sugar, and even maple notes to this beer that i think compliment what we can get of the rye really nicely. the alcohol is strong and the body is enormous, this is anything but subtle, but i somehow find myself blasting through it, appreciating to wood more and more as it warms up to temperature. mild dried cherry or raisin or fig, a toffee sweetness, dry rye, raw almost, and an on its way to mature barrel profile. cool beer, rather unique, nice to see it really is happening everywhere...

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Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Opens with a gentle pop, pours an effervescent & slightly murked up chestnut with with a sliver of fast-failling sand colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Figs, raisins, ever so-faint Bourbon

T: follows the nose, along with dryness up front. A little peppery rye fights through as this warms, along with boozey warmth & dryness, some dark chocolate, vanilla & Bourbon present. Finishes dry, peppery, with a little Bourbon

MF: Medium body, negligible carbonation, dissapointiing

Doesn't quite pull together, a bit of a chore to drink

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Poured a deep brown colour; very slightly translucent with thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - Lots of toasted oak up front that intermingles with the sweet notes of the base beer. There's caramel, toffee and raisin. Bourbon and vanilla notes are also present.

T - Toasted oak at first, that gives way to sweet caramel, toffee and raisin notes. Vanilla and bourbon are present throughout. A little bit of alcohol heat helps cut the sweetness. A great mix of the barrel tones and the base beer profile.

M - Full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

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Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Wine Ale from COOP Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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