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Rye-on-Rye | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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396 Reviews

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

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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Photo of mwilbur
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into NBB snifter. Bottle number 10324 of 12148.(batch 2010/1).
A: Pours a nice murky dark caramel brown with 2 inch bubbly tan head. Excellent retention. Decent lacing.
S: Spicy rye, bourbon, alcohol, soft caramel malt, and sweet smelling yeast.
T: Wow...spicy rye, whiskey, and bourbon all wrapped up in a big boozy wallop. Perfect melding of beer and whiskey. Phenomenal. Hint of vanilla and wood with warming.
M: Surprisingly smooth and silky feel. Just a hint of alcohol burn and tingle. Nice lingering and maturing on the palate...eventually all that's left is a faint and smooth whiskey note.
D: Amazingly drinkable given the ABV and the potentially overpowering flavor profile. One of the best in the Smokestack series to date. Hats off once again to Boulevard.

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Bottle number 10128 of 12148 (batch 2010/1). Says best by 1/2013...we'll see how this held up.
A: Pours a dark, murky caramel brown with 1/4 inch tan head with good retention. A bit less vigorous with age (4).
S: Spicy rye, whiskey, and wood. A bit less here with age (3.75).
T: Still quite potent here...although it has definitely mellowed with age. Whiskey, spicy rye, vanilla, and wood. The big boozy wallop has turned into a gentle but persistent pressure (4).
M: Medium-heavy body. Smooth with a mild alcohol burn. Some sweetness throughout that becomes more prominent in the finish (4).
D: Definitely has lost a step with age, but not too bad for almost a year past the best by date. If you happen to have any left, drink it up...this will continue to fade (4).

2013 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Batch number 2013-1. Best by 11-2014.
A: Pours a murky cola brown with 1 inch light tan head with good retention. Hint of lacing. (4)
S: Whiskey, soft caramel malt, oak, spicy rye, and vanilla. (4)
T: Sweet whiskey and caramel malt, soft oak and vanilla, mild alcohol burn, and a hint of cola. (4.5)
M: Soft and full-bodied. Moderately heavy feel (actually a bit lighter than expected). Sweet with mild alcohol burn. (4.5)
D: Excellent drinkability especially given the ABV. Not quite up to the 2010 vintage, but still solid. (4.25)

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Photo of Goliath
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a darker murky brown with a one inch light tan head sitting on top. There is pretty good head retention.

The aroma is decent. There is a light citrusy note and a much more tame rye note than I would have expected. It has a very simple grain value and it's nice.

The taste is so mellow and I'm actually kind of bummed by that. There is definitely the presence of a barrel here with some vanilla notes. There is a very simple rye presence that is much less edgey than most rye ales I've encountered. It's interesting.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and lightly carbonated with a very fine and gentle bubble.

Overall it's a solid beer. I"m not sure how I feel about it quite yet but it's certainly interesting. I'm not positive I would revisit this beer nor would I put it at the top of Boulevards offerings. I do believe however that Boulevard is one of the best midwest breweries available.

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Photo of Kromes
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 release

Poured into a tulip. A hazy amber color with a thick off-white head that laces the sides of the glass.

Vanilla, oak, rye whisky, caramel malt. Very nice aroma.

Everything hits at once....the rye grain, the sweet malt, whisky, vanilla, and oak. Mostly the sweet rye malt up front with a touch of whisky, then the oak/vanilla kicks in and fades into a lingering whisky flavor and alcohol burn.

Medium bodied and a smooth feel. Slight burn in the finish.

I've never had a bad beer from Boulevard. This beer is no exception. Very good.

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Photo of Buebie
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up 2 bottles, one to cellar and one to drink. This being bottle #9628. Poured from the corked and caged 750 into a pint glass.
A soft pour produced about 2 inches of foam quality tan head. Head retention is pretty damn good, it took atleast 10 minutes to settle enough to start taking sips, which is completely fine.
Viewing the liquid, this is a nice looking beer. Pretty hazey really with a deep dark copper color, some golden at the skinner portion of the glass.
A solid layer of head is left behind, thicker at the collar. Some clinging full coverage lace as well.

Aroma is full of malt bombed caramel, booze laced whiskey, mild spiced rye, vanilla and maple. Its good and sweet at the nose, very welcoming as my palette has begun to salivate.

Holy mother f-er the mouthfeel on this beer was not expected. Carbonation is high with an almost infected amount of carbonation, similar to the Belgian's though and it was not a foamer like an infected bottle. However this thing is super dense and thick with a creamy slick feel to it. Not expected at all and extremely welcoming.

Taste is pretty sweet upfront with warm booze entering soon after the first sip. Plenty of whiskey flavors coming through much more strong midway through. Vanilla, booze soaked oak, just a touch of fermented fruit and caramel sweetness malt bombardment. Rye spice finished up the experience towards the end as well as a drying effect. Sweet up front and through the middle, then drying out considerably at the finish. A clean crisp finish as the creamy textures fall away as well. Some mild bittering at the end in a floral earthy tone.

Drinkability is quite good, but its very much a sipper. Alcohol is not hot or a burden of any kind. So drinkability rates well here.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Low carbonation. Beautiful reddish brown color.

67% of this beer was aged in a rye barrel. Admittedly it was difficult for my nose to sense the difference in a rye barrel aroma versus a bourbon barrel aroma, etc. Regardless, it smelled fantastic. The barrel did not hold back.

The taste was slightly bitter up front followed by a rush of rye. The rye taste was beautiful. I tasted zero hops. I noticed a buttery aftertaste. I do not know what created this, but it worked.

I liked this beer, but it did not inspire me like I hoped it would.

I’ll have another.

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Photo of Reaper16
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

growler filled at Corks and Tops, Tuscaloosa, AL
served into a tulip glass

Pours a toasty light amber color. It's pretty much whiskey colored, come to think of it. And this being a Ryewine aged in small-batch Tempelton Rye barrels, you do think of it. Not much head on this monster of a beer; perhaps half a finger of off-white foam in all. Laces in spots like Morse code.

Rye-on-Rye smells like whiskey barrels. Pure, distilled angel's share (even moreso than Angel's Share). There is vanilla and oak for days and days here. It's impressive how much vanilla there is without this beer getting to be a sweetness bomb. The oak barrel character is tempered by a spicy, bready hit of rye malt. There's a ton of rye in this beer, as you'd expect. There's a blast of something like breakfast cereal (I can't place which one), too. There's some booze, sure, but it isn't off-putting.

The flavor of the 2012 vintage of this beer - at least the draft version of the 2012 vintage - is a whole lot smoother than I remember the original 2010 vintage being. It's still a macho beer, but the flavors are so well-rounded. Spicy rye malt is the dominant flavor, with straight-up bourbon flavors following: oaky tannin, sweet, comforting vanillin, a kiss of warming alcohol. It's impressively made. The finish flushes with tobacco leaf and leather, before yielding to a baker's chocolate note that plays real nicely with the vanilla character from the barrel aging. This is a wonderful beer.

The mouthfeel is not as full as I expected, but that's a product of this being on-tap and also being brought home in a milk-jug growler (thanks, Alabama laws). But it is very smooth, with no real hint of booze in terms of cheek-drying astringency.

Overall, this is a wonderful Ryewine. Probably the best Ryewine in the world. The barrel aging here is marvelously done. All of the flavor of whiskey with little of the harshness. Seek this beer out.

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Photo of yamar68
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 to pokal:

Anxious to see how this compares to Brau Brothers' Rye Wyne. Sounds like pretty much the same beer.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a healthy dose of smooth creamy tan head.

The nose boasts whiskey, earthy grains, caramel, almost like a BA barleywine. Some toffee and light cocoa character.

The flavors are far more restrained than in the Rye Wyne... many of the same attributes but not as pungent I guess. Very good nevertheless.

The feel is just a bit thin but quite drinkable for its potency.

Overall, I'd choose the Rye Wyne over this one 9 time out of ten. This one is more approachable though which is nice.

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Photo of Benish
3.44/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter glass. Dark red cherry color with floaties dispersed - possibly hops. Aromas were of cherries and some oak. Not much bourbon noted. The flavors were almost overwhelming. Rye presences was intense - almost astringent. Noted cherries, mild oak, hops and medicinal qualities as well as the rye. Started out sweet and finished sweet with the bitter hops lingering around. Almost like an American barley wine. It was quite intense and at times overwhelming. Was glad to split this bottle - it was good but not something I could finish myself.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a tulip at Bigelo's Bistro in Edwardsville, IL. Hazy, dark brown body with a crimson hue. A one-finger light tan head the dissipates fairly quickly leaving very little lacing.

The aroma is very light overall but has notes of rye, of course, and sweet caramel malt in a dominant way, with much lighter hints of raisin and banana.

The flavor is superb and very complex. I didn't check but this has to be a Belgian yeast with the flavor mix. Rye, whiskey, fig, caramel malt, banana, raisin, and a slight note of hops makes for an excellent flavor mix.

Very smooth mouthfeel and way too drinkable for the high abv. Might be the best Boulevard beer I've ever had. Highly recommend.

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Photo of CHADMC3
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a whsikey colored caramel brown with copper hues beneath the eruption of cream-tan head which leaves scattered lacing and a constant ring atop the beer.

So much going on in the nose including notes of caramel malty sweetness, rye, oak, yeast and then an entire second layer of all of it.

The flavor starts off with generous spicy rye with caramel malt and as it warms the whiskey oak really kicks in and it gets a touch spicier. I cannot express enough the depth of character in this beer and all that it offers the senses.

Tis brew offers an enormous body, not necessarily thick but certainly coating to the palate with generous carbonation and a biting, boozy finish.

What a beer! Just plain awesome and so much character to entertain the senses.

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Photo of scratch69
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Hazy amber-brown color with two fingers worth of light tan head. Good retention with a large amount of lacing.

Smell- Caramel aroma with some oak notes and spiciness from the rye.

Taste- Caramel and rye malt flavor with some oak and citrus flavors as well. Just a hint of booze flavor.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Dry feel with a small amount of warmth from the ABV.

Overall- A great sipping beer. I am a little surprised that I have enjoyed this beer as much as I have. I normally don't enjoy barrel aged beers that much because I don't like the taste of bourbon but maybe I should give rye whiskey a try if it's half as good as this beer.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2012 750 ML bottle poured into a tulip/snifter style glass. Liquid is hazy brownish/purpleish color. Small gray colored head with mostly small bubbles, not much in the way of lacing.

Smell is pretty good. Lots of grain, caramel, maybe a bit of earthy bitterness (rye). Slight hints of figs and some other dark dehydrated fruits. Some other bourbon and alcohol notes. Sort of what you might think a barrel aged dobbplebock might smell like. Pretty good.

Not bad in the flavor department. Some grain, and some dark fruits (raisons, plums, dates, ect). A bit boozy though, some grainy/bready flavors then hints of bourbon.

Mouthfeel is alright, a little disappointing. Has a light feel on the tongue yet it has a really strong lingering flavor. A bit of a high carbonation level, but not overly aggressive. Starts bitter, goes slightly sweet, then goes to a dry, hard bitter finish, and even hot at the end. Good but not great beer. I've had it fresh and aged and they both are pretty good. I'd drink it again for sure. This is a beer that should be shared in my opinion though, it's strong and not overly deep which slightly brings down it's drinkability, but you could still finish it on you own if you're into this kind of beer.

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Photo of hwwty4
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle # 3222. Poured a corked and caged 750 into my Boulevard Smokestack goblet. I love the historical aspect of aging this beer in Templeton Rye barrels. Templeton Rye was a very easily accessible spirit in KC during Prohibition.

This beer pours a dark, caramelized brown sugar with a massive 4 inch beige-cream head that leaves a surprisingly large amount of lacing down the sides of the glass. This could very be the best head retention on any barrel-aged beer I've ever had. An inch of frothy head always is sitting squarely on top of the beer when I go to take a sip. At first whiff, caramel and toffee from a malt centric beer. As the aroma develops the rye really lends a spicy freshly ground black peper to the aroma. Also vanilla and charred oak from the Templeton barrels. This really has an extremely developed aroma. The flavor is just as complex as the aroma. Rye really develops up front lending a spicy black pepper harshness that's rounded out by caramel and toffee, toasted bread and vanilla. The only fruit note I get from the flavor profile is a slight green apple flavor on my lips that really works well. Also just a slight bit of oak on the very tail of the profile. As this beer warms, the 11% really starts showing. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy and leaves a vanilla booziness on the palate. My one knock on it, as Rye-on-Rye warms it starts becoming pretty boozy. In my opinion, this could well be the best barrel aged beer that Boulevard has put out to date.

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Photo of jopezu
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

cloudy and sediment-ridden. smells like raisin and sweet biscuit. big ol' rye & whiskey barrel taste, with some nice plum/dark fruit notes. aftertaste is the same. delicious!

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Photo of DemoniChris
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - An absolutely stunning reddish brown with 2 fingers of a beautifully white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Smells of huge rye and bourbon with dark fruits becoming more apparent as it warms. Bit of spiciness comes through here as well.

T - Oh man, this is something else! Huge notes of toffee, vanilla, dark fruits such as cherries and raisins, caramel and rye. Finishes with a nice sweetness leaving barely any alcohol to be detected; impressive!

M - Medium body on this one, lighter than I would expect. Makes for a dangerously drinkable and amazing brew.

O - This was my first rye beer and it really impressed the hell out of me. Extremely delicious while being drinkable and is one of my favorites.

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Photo of davey101
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, Bottle No. 5734. Batch: 2012-1, Best By Date: 02-2014. 750ml bottle into a BC 15th anny glass. Thanks Steimie!

A - Pours a slightly hazy dark orange/brown body. Two fingers of light tan foam forms and settles into a thin cap. Great lacing and retention.

S - Toffee, malt, peat, and some brown sugar. A touch of rye spice and rich oak on the finish. Well what do you know, smells like a malty rye whiskey!

T - Taste is almost scotch ale like. A clean toffee malt profile with layers of oak, vanilla, smoke, brown sugar, and rye spice. Simple but tasty.

M - Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Has a bubbly finish that plays well with the alcohol warmth. Drinkability is somewhat low.

O - A rather unique beer. Reminds me of a peatier Backwoods Bastard. Quite tasty and a good representation of rye and its spice, however it is a bit one dimensional and cloying.

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Photo of NickSMpls
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The 2015 vintage, stored in the beer fridge for a year. A rich dark amber pour with a thick ever-last head. Aroma is malted grain, bread dough and a bit of dankness. The wonderful taste is rich, thick and slightly sweet, but not boozy despite the hefty 12% ABV. Definitely a sipping beer, enjoyed on the deck on a cool early fall MN evening. One of thebeeter of the Smokestack series from my home town of Kansas City.

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Photo of andrewinski1
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. There is a large off-white creamy head atop a dark amber body.

The aroma has a lot of dried fruit and some raisin mixed with vanilla

The taste has a bit of the same fruitiness that is in the aroma, but it's faint. Malt caramel sweetness comes in with some hints of vanilla, and more hop bitterness in the finish. There is some harshness in the finish with a touch of heat.

This is a big slow sipper, with soft creamy carbonation. This is a great barrel aged brew at an affordable price (relatively speaking).

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Photo of jondeelee
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rye-on-Rye opens with a malty, smoky, charcoal-and-bourbon aroma that makes immediately apparent the beer’s barrel aging. The whiskey notes are upfront and potent, but not so much that they overpower everything else. Behind them lies a lovely layer of sugars and fruit esters, including heavy dollops of fig, raisin, and prune, as well as molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, pepper, and baking bread. A thin grapefruit and pine layer notes hops, adding citrusy and resin complexity that meshes well with the whiskey. As a whole, the nose is very enticing, and while it can pessimistically take on somewhat of a cola/Dr. Pepper syrup note, the whiskey barrel aging nicely combats this and brings out an alcoholic liquor addition that works very well.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a surprisingly large blast of hops, sending pink grapefruit, pine resin, and lemon washing across the tastebuds. Against this onslaught the other flavors are temporarily opaque, but do slowly come through in syrupy raisin, fig, and prune fruit esters, as well as a noticeable peppery, woody whiskey-like alcohol burn that tingles the soft palate and goes up the nose. Thick brown breads and threads of vanilla become more apparent later in the mouthful, joined by toasted nuts. In subsequent sips the whiskey aging becomes even more apparent, coloring the fruit esters and breads with a nice woody, charcoal-whiskey tone. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main flavors, with surprisingly strong lingering sweet sugars and woodiness, and lasts for a good while. Mouthfeel is a dry (especially in the aftertaste) medium to medium-strong, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is quite delicious fare, and it seems a very wise choice on Boulevard’s part to do a 67% rye whiskey barrel-aged/33% ale mix, as this option provides the beer with both a full, round, flavorful sugary malt base, as well as a nice whiskey overtone that plays off of the other flavors, rather than dominating them (as can happen with 100% barrel-aged beers). The heavy 11% ABV is noticeable throughout the entire mouthful, marking one of the beer’s few weaknesses, but even here that sensation mostly blends well, reminding of the beer’s origins. Very much worth trying.

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Photo of hreb
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL cork-and-cage topped bottle served in a chalice glass. I am a big fan of rye so I've been excited to finally taste this, though the ABVs seem killer in this big bottle. Best by 11-2015 but I couldn't wait a day longer. Beer pours amber in color with a medium tan head. Intense fruity aroma of raisins and plums, very much reminiscent of barley wine. Or rye wine? And quite a bit of oak in there too, suggesting oaked California Chardonnay. Flavor delivers both the sharp edge of rye graininess and the rich, overwhelming rush of barleywine. And of course the course vanilla and bourbon flavors of the barrel. Yeah, I could easily believe these barrels once held rye bourbon. Boulevard's ingredients list mentions a couple of adjunct sugars, which no doubt pumped up the alcohol as well as left some residual sweetness. though 2.8°P final gravity is pretty freaking low. But where was I? Oh yes, this beer is fantastic, you should drink it.

As previously mentioned I'm a huge fan of rye beers (Lenny's RIPA is a favorite) and this beer takes rye in a totally different direction. Rye and hop bitterness play really well together. But an IPA this is not. It is, however, a fantastic barleywine, and a fantastic way to showcase oak aging. And also a really delicious rye beer.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage bottle pour. This is a truly rye whiskey forward beer.....in fact you could probably warm this up and persuade some that this is just a whiskey itself. The initially feisty head dissipates quickly and this seriously ends up looking like a wee dram. Grainy rye bread, slight vanilla essence evident. A winter warmer this would be.

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Photo of Lunch
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Great Lakes snifter. Pours a medium brown that is a little murky capped with a bit of light tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells very strong of rye and booze with hints of barrel. Some sweet malt and a bit of bourbon. Not overly boozy, but it is there. Taste is rather sweet, but kinda dry at the same time. Lots of rye in both malt and barrel form. I have a bit of a love/hate with this beer. Certain sips are fantastic while others are less than stellar. Mouthfeel is full, but a little more carbonation would help and this feels a little flat. Decent beer.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Batch #1 Bottle #9450

A-Pours a swarthy,murky crimson body topped with 2 1/2 inches of dense,surprisingly sturdy for the ABV,light tan foam that held fast for a good amount of time and left sticky,chunky ribbons of lacing on the glass.

S-Dark fruit,sweet whiskey,lightly charred oak,rich vanilla,red grape,caramel and light spice.Some very vinous notes of ripe,red grape and fruity alcohol.

T-Dark cherry,fig,raisin,black pepper,whiskey,toffee,light vanilla and light citric hop tang on the finish.

M-Medium/full body of considerable complexity and balance.Really spot-on carbonation with a leveled sweetness and good supporting alcohol.

O-Easily my favorite brew in the Smokestack Series.Definitely gonna revisit this one.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

from a 750 ml bottle, into a snifter.

I split this bottle over three nights, because this is truly a sipper, not a guzzler. I'm glad I did. I was a little surprised the first night, getting a taste and an effect that wasn't what I was expecting. But each night, I liked it better and better.

The appearance is amber, with lots of head. The first night, it was explosively foamy. The cork flew out of the bottle like a champagne cork. You'd expect that carbonation to fade over a night or two, but there was still some head on the third night.

The aroma is whiskey. The taste is rye spiciness, and lots of whiskey, with some caramel sweetness. It's more than a little boozy.

Overall, it's more like a Strong Ale, or a Barleywine, than like most other rye beers I've had. It's not as smooth or as subtle as my favorite barleywines, but it's quite good. Think of it as a strong barleywine, and take it slow. You'll like it.

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Photo of CraigP83
2.66/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

From a Thrillogy pack, best by 7/2017. Dirty dishwater color, small tan floated. Looks like rusty water. On the noise caramel, oak and earthiness. Taste follows the nose but borders on turning tart. Thin mouthfeel. I'll pass.

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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