James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged The Betty | Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant

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4.24/5
Exceptional
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
District of Columbia, United States
bluejacketdc.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,047
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by golf4collet:
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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of SadMachine
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnye1981
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SteveB3014
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sconi_tom
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayluf
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopSolo
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBDE16
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2015

Opened the day of this review
Very sweet like a good scottish brown ale.
Except this is way more complex.
Very little carbonation.
Finish is dark chocolate and malt

Wish I would have picked up 2 bottles

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Photo of Zcamanap
3.28/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer will catch you by surprise. My first impression was that it a bit to casked and did not have traditional beer qualities but in hindsight, that is exactly wha makes this beer so unique.
It has a very notable cask musk odor and an understated carbonation, almost seems flat but the carbonation is very fine and the small bubbles helps keep this smooth.
If you like Rye Whiskey and you like beer, you'll find this a pleasant combination of both. Has an almost cocktail quality without the watered down addition of ice. Beware though, this beer is not for someone looking for a straight up beer. This is a nice night cap type beer. Drink one and you're feeling quite good. Drink two and you better have a designated driver.

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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

2015

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James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged The Betty from Bluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 11 ratings