theOptimator (340) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Earthy chocolate toffee aroma with a hint of stone fruit. Appearance is dark brown red with large frothy off white head. Taste is nice mild chocolate roast, earthy hops, light bitterness and some sweet toffee. Palate is medium. Roast lays on the tongue. Overall a very nice american brown. Wou;d be more of a standout with a heavier body and a bit more rye. Wouldn’t know there was rye if it wasn’t on the bottle. Still a very nice beer.
Fatehunter (1754) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a half finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is rich with rye, wood and spice.
The taste starts with a nice malt sweetness, then turns a little lemon bitter, rye spice finish.
The texture is soft and airy with a little fizz.
An outstanding ale. Great balance and flavor.
stchloe (896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice rye ale, lightly spicy and sweet malts lots of caramel notes, good hop balance
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, brown pour, white head, nose and taste are spices, citrus, pretty good overall
KansaiBeerLvrs (3432) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Harenohi in Osaka. Pouring a reddish mahogany brown with a filmy beige head. The nose is spicy caramel fudge. Medium-light bodied the beer’s flavor is quite an interesting contrast in flavors: earthy rye, fudge, bitter green hops and a touch of spice in the finish. Good enough but it just never seems to meld together for me.
Oscbert (1159) - 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 (1561) - 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 (7438) - 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 (4937) - 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 (7424) - 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.