Oscbert (1128) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
~chocolate and rye in aroma with earthy minty hopiness.
~pours murky brown with creamy rocky off white head
~carbonation bite in flavor, chicane malt and rye with woody hops.
~medium full bodied with very high CO2, lingering roast finish
~carbonation way too high on this. Interesting and enjoyable beer otherwise.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikedR (1529) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad. A little weird. Hard to pigeon hole for sure. Seems boozy to me beyond its ABV.
slowrunner77 (6728) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"interesting beer...seemed casked though it was not. had it with a hearty breakfast. cloudy brown, great interplay with the ample hops, spicy rye, and sweet malt. intruiging beer, makes me want more of there stuff. not as good in the bottle (3.8+ on tap, 3.4 or so bottled)."
bytemesis (4264) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours hazy chestnut, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is rye, toffee, pine. Flavor follows, light sweet, light bitter, lots of maltiness and rye spice, with a lingering pine bitterness. Medium body
douglas88 (6946) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to someone at Brian’s. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A nice fruity and rye grain nose. The flavor is bitterness, IPA like hops, some spicy rye, toasted malts, nutty. Quite nice.
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at TimE’s Tasting. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Citrus. Coffee. Fruity coffee. Orange. Some bitterness. Rye-spicy. Nice hoppy. Peppery. Knækbrød. Nice freshness.
jinroh (654) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany pour, small head. Aroma reminds me some red IPA’s, can’t really feel the rye here though. Taste is quite bitter at first, hops and pine needles mixed with dried fruits. Long and bitter finish.
shoulderbroken (2639) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is rye, weird. Taste is rye, grainy, bit weird. Slightly funky, booze. Seems I think it’s a bit weird.
KyotoLefty (7337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at 23 Beerz. Pretty reddish brown color with lace. Nose of cherry, caramel, chocolate, orange, light spice. Strange, spicy flavor, malty caramel, some chocolate, nice fruits. Solid bitterness. Enjoyable, but maybe a bit too much rye. A bit harsh.
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle at a recent bottle share – reviewed from notes. Aroma smells straight up like rye bread, crusts and all. Doughy, slightly roasty, faint chocolate and light pine hops. Pretty neat. Pours deep cola with some red hues giving a soft glow. Faint cloudy head sits on top of the beer for a majority of the glass. Taste dark malts, spicy rye, burnt sugar, some dough, pine, raisins. Pretty deep flavors with a nice complimentary hop note. Esters are low, and it’s not fruity at all. Body is medium with soft carbonation. Overall a pretty bready beer with a nice spicy and hop note.