jinroh (1022) - 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 (3320) - 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 (8730) - 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.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy ruby brown color with lasting light tan head. Spicy, toasted rye bread, nutty, mild plastic aromas. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Toasted rye bread flavors with spicy hoppage, light nuts, and a drying finish___not bad.
larryLSB (485) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Reddish amber with a light tan head. Mild nose with citrus hints. Malty taste fairly balanced. Medium smooth bodied. Very drinkable.
hopsman82 (4) - pinole, USA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
It has a great body and texture to it, not very aromatic tho. Medium body with a very bitter finish.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at Whole Lotta Brews going on at Whole Foods in Folsom. Aroma and flavor is a tamely hopped rye red. Sorta watery in parts. Ok beer.
TimE (4697) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big rye malty spicy nose. Big malty backbone, aggressively spiced. Spicy. Really nice balance
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL thanks to ChinoSkillzian. Good foam. Clear amber. Good lacing. Nose is vanilla dairy, stickier, slightly moldy with candied orange, maple. Taste is raw grain, bitter oatmeal, rustic and husky. Pretty husky but still drinkable.