Rye On Rye On Rye
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #4
ABV:
14%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,218
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
Ratings:
266
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 10, 2022
Added:
Feb 05, 2016
Wants:
  34
Gots:
  60
SCORE
96
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Notes: Inspired by the success of our "X" series of special Imperial Stout releases, we've embarked on a journey to the outer reaches of our popular Rye on Rye. For this inaugural release, a rich, tawny rye ale is aged in first-use rye whiskey barrels then transferred to yet another set of first-use rye whiskey barrels for a second aging, effectively resulting in "Rye on Rye on Rye."
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4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Mar 10, 2022
 
3.68 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jan 31, 2022
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4.84/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Danieljm from Missouri

Poured on Christmas eve 2021. Bottled in 2017. Wow.
The beer poured a nearly black with just a slight head. A
Aroma had some rye spice notes, with just a touch of pepper notes. Some vanilla with just a hint of molasses.
Taste: Wow, has some sweetness up front and a bit of rye dryness to the finish, with a taste of barrel aged richness. Very balanced to the point it was difficult to pick out any individual flavor notes. Did have some sediment in the bottle.
Overall. This might not be the best beer I ever drank, but it is definitely in the top 5. I have another bottle in the cellar. Not sure how it will get much better, but on the next special day, will have to try it.

Dec 25, 2021
 
3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 01, 2021
 
4.06 by GoffmanvsDuffman from Arizona on Dec 14, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 22, 2020
 
4.75 by BrewSTL from Missouri on Jun 20, 2020
 
4.25 by gshak from Texas on Jun 06, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

2017 Vintage
750ml cork & cage bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep copper-ruby in color with a one-finger foamy off-white head that has great retention after the pour

S- aroma opens with bold notes of peppery and spicy rye, followed by caramel, and some fruity elements. The double rye barreling really brings out the barrel notes, tons of booze soaked oak, vanilla, coconut & rye whiskey

T- slightly sweet and malty up front with notes of caramel and toffee, immediately followed by bold rye notes; cracked pepper & spices. Mid-palate brings out bold notes of rye barrel, adding sharp oak, toffee, vanilla and barrel juice that continues into the finish. Lingers of rye and oak

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a boozy warming finish

O- a rye whiskey lovers beer, if there was such thing as rye whiskey in beer form, this would be it. A unique and delicious beer

Apr 28, 2020
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3.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Tony210 from New Jersey

Too much for me! I was expecting the usual barrel aged imperial stout - not so. More like an imperial scotch ale - think Founders Backwoods Bastard - but extremely boozy. I had to share the 1 oz taste. Not for me.
11/25/16
Draft at Gaslight -Atlantic Highlands
3.25 rating

Nov 27, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a dark brown with a little murkiness to it. Head is two fingers of khaki foam. Aroma is rich and ripe with all the spicy and zestiness of rye. Plums and dark fruits add a little sugary sweetness. Flavor profile is- again - dominated by rye. It's spicy and zesty with a quick dry finish once it falls off. Plums and dark fruits offer up a little sweetness to pave over the high alcohol content, making it dangerously drinkable. Mouth feel is thick with a lightly velvety, creamy texture. Overall, big and full with a pleasant cutting spiciness that keeps this octane brew drinking smooth.

Reviewed from notes.

Nov 06, 2019
 
3.87 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Oct 23, 2019
 
4.49 by PugsandBeer from Florida on Sep 29, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by zonker17 from Texas

Under a micro harvest moon, hard to rate visual. 2017 release, minimal head or lacing. Nose carries wood, caramel, whisky. Taste is excellent, dried fruit, booze, treacle, fig, caramel malt, tannins in balance. Big body, light carbonation.

Sep 14, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: poured into a snifter to a deep brown topped by a dense and rocky two and a half fingers of cream colored head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of caramel and vanilla mixed with some rye spice. Slight cherry and fruitiness as well with a touch of oak.
T: Taste is spicy rye, caramel, slight dark fruit, hint of cherry, more spice, oak, vanilla, and a touch of cherry. hint of slight mint quality as well. On the swallow there's some herbal rye, caramel, more fruitiness, vanilla, oak, and lingering spice.
M: This beer is thick and creamy on the palate. Carbonation is on the low end but it's where it should be for the style and ABV this beer is packing. The beer has a drying finish to bring things to an end which is expected for the style.
O: Overall this beer is intense in a good way. Huge flavors with great complexity really make this beer one to sip and savor. The concept is interesting since over barreled beers can just be too much but this one is great. Alcohol is pretty well hidden as well.

Aug 02, 2019
 
4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jul 25, 2019
 
5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Jul 22, 2019
 
4.48 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 09, 2019
 
4.24 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on May 20, 2019
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3.31/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Very Hot but thin and sweet enough to be drinkable - Aging is likely to mellow it out but not improve my rating

May 02, 2019
 
4.1 by bscroggs from Missouri on Mar 25, 2019
 
4.41 by Giggy from Michigan on Jan 17, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a large tulip glass: color is murky amber brown, minimal head, minimal lacing, light spotted head on the top. for the processing of this beer it is expected to see this presentation; for the style its less than expected.

Smell is whiskey and estery booze, light roast, some aged fruit. Its big and flavorful and aged all in one swoop.

Taste is sharper, more bitter than the aroma but still whiskey presence, less malt and more aged fruit like flavors. Its big, its fairly smooth, and it has some aged bitterness within the flavors. The rye malt earthiness and light spice presents well even after multiple barrel aging.

Mouthfeel is very low carbonation, some sweetness, and then some aged bitterness.

Overall this is a big brew but the rye selection adds some depth without the added hop bitterness to counter the barrel aging and whisky/boozy flavors.

Dec 30, 2018
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3.76/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Dark copper colored and very murky in complexion. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering about half of the middle. The aroma is of malt, cola, and earthy rye. I'm tasting plenty of sweet bourbon with a lightly spicy to earthy note. There's also plenty of dark, sticky, chewy malt.

Nov 04, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Samlover55 from New York

.750ml bottle into Tulip
BB 11/11/18 sitting in the cellar for about a year and a half
Pours a deep brown, almost reddish brown with a nice sized head for a barrel-aged beer
Apricot fruit leather aroma, oak, vanilla, rye, some alcohol
Warming spicy rye, fruit leather, brown sugar, oaky with a boozy finish
Medium bodied, average carbonation, a sipper but not too thick, heat has been takes by age
Overall this is a great beer, but different than other Barrel-aged beers as the rye barrels accentuate the rye base beer as opposed to adding a new dimension

Oct 14, 2018
 
4.31 by shelby415 from Oregon on Sep 22, 2018
 
4.16 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Sep 20, 2018
 
4.29 by Jason_cs from Florida on Aug 21, 2018
 
4.73 by Reinmogard from Idaho on Jul 21, 2018
 
4.31 by EJJ1848 from Minnesota on Jul 10, 2018
 
4.5 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Jul 03, 2018
 
4.3 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Jun 22, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Avitra from Switzerland

There's something a bit empty about this one which is surprising for a 14 percenter. Maybe a but too bubbly and the flavors are not really there. A bit of citrus and melon but not very rich. Decent beer which could replace a triple ipa as a light yet heavy alcoholic beverage for a summer day, but can't replace similarly strong beers on a rainy day

Jun 17, 2018
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3.36/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Burnt reddish-brown with a creamy uneven tan blanket leaving a few reaching arms of lace.

Smell is spiced caramel, whiskey and an almost peaty smokiness.

Taste is semi-sweet yet dry and woody, bringing a sort of Port flavor to mind, including the boozy heat! Flavors of toffee and whiskey come up in time.

The body is thin with a bubbly carbonation and a dry finish.

May 24, 2018
 
4.06 by TylerJ from Iowa on Apr 11, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

I wisely shared this bottle at a party. All agreed it was a great, flavorful ale.
A month ago, I had Rye on Rye and, frankly, would have to drink them side-by-side to note the difference made by the extra six months in a third rye barrel.
One important difference is 3 Ryes has 33 IBU and Rye on Rye has 44. That I could tell the difference, having a lower hop threshold than most Americans.

In truth, I particularly like how rye itself is spicy and, hence, seems to need less hops.
This tawny ale in a word: smooth. The 14% is well concealed.
I get other flavors and aromas. Some self-evident: whiskey, vanilla and some dark dried fruits. Others are more subtle, like I detect something peppery that may (or may not) come from the rye.

Would I have this again ? Only if I could find it again... and, of course, I'd share.

Mar 23, 2018
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4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by stortore from Illinois

750 ml bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 11/10/16, had 11/4/17. Had on tap 3/2016, no written review.

Pours a dark amber, somewhat opaque, with a one inch head and some foamy lacing. Aromas of rye, rye whiskey, malt, caramel, cherries, dates, plums, some oak. The taste is a little more rye whiskey prominent, rye, malt, plums, dates, figs, light vanilla, oak. Really great flavor. Smooth, a solid medium body, well carbonated.

Terrific flavor, great aroma. Liked it better on tap, but why quibble? Hope they make this again. Liked the original rye squared just as much, maybe even more.

Mar 16, 2018
 
4.25 by ajdemma from New York on Mar 11, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours a cloudy deep amber with a one finger white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, vanilla and whiskey.

T - The taste is plums, caramel, vanilla, oak, whiskey and light spicey rye.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a big boozy beer. The flavors are sweet with tons of whiskey coming through. Almost drinks like an English Barleywine.

Mar 04, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best by date of '11NOV2018'.
Amber brown colored body, with reddish highlights. No long lasting head, but ring is fed by rising bubbles. Just a couple of spots of lacing.
Aroma and taste are full of alcohol. Aroma also has the rye oak barrel. It's almost like there should be a warning to keep the beer away from the flame (as a flammable liquid).
Taste has the rye oak barrel, along with the rich caramel/toffee/molasses sweetness.
Mouth feel is heavy and thick. Has a trailing away alcohol taste and feel.
A powerhouse of a barrel aged ale. Sweet but punctuated through and through with the alcohol and the "tawny" rye barrel. A true sipper.

Feb 25, 2018
Rye On Rye On Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 266 ratings