3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The malt is expressed as dark rye bread, seed bread, caramel. Western hops give it a fruit cocktail / maraschino cherry and orange notes along with faint resin and some noble-like pepperiness and nuttiness. Medium bodied, medium to light sweetness with relatively strong bitterness, finishing long and savory and a little juicy. Pretty nice rendition here, ample malt body to support the strong bitterness, and as it warms it gets more aromatic and interesting, developing layers of spiced / nutty hops and peppery phenols.
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to travlr: Poured murky brown with off white. Nice rye, hops and malt. Nice malty, spicy, and rye.
tsd08460 (839) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: citrus, rye, toast,
Appearance: cloudy amber with a beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, rye
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Total Wine, Fairfax can: pours light brown with a whitish head. Aroma is heavy rye and hops. Taste is bitter rye. Quite bitter. Simple and not too complex. Tasty, but not great.
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to travlr for this can! Nice earthy dark malts with a nice intense hop-bitterness and -floralness, that is round and great. Dry roasted malty body with a nice hoppy finish. Typical rye-earthynes, round and great!
rejtable (2323) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Nationals ballpark. Pours brown with lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is rye and sweet. Flavours of rye, pepper, syrup and earthy bitterness. Taste is medium sweet, medium/big bitter. Mouth is full body with lively carbonation.
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF in Denver. In the tasting glass was amber with light beige foam. Nose of citrus and rye. Medium body. Flavor is rye first and citrus later. Bitter rye finish. Not bad but I prefer my rye a little for restrained.
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a clear dark amber body with a one finger frothy beige head. The nose is a mix of citrusy hops and a nice spicy and earthy rye base. Smells a bit of crystal maltiness. The flavor is a little more slanted towards the spicy rye aspect up front, but becomes a bit more bitter and hoppy towards the finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lingering hoppy and rye malt finish. Interesting beer, I like the heavy rye flavor and the restrained sweetness.
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: muddy dark brown with a trillion floaties in suspension, a finger of foamy light tan head. Aroma: toffee, spicy rye bread, slight grapefruit. Taste: caramel, toffee, grapefruit, light pine, toasted rye bread. Finish: lingering slight sweetness, a bit of rye head, and some muddled hops and cardboard. Notes: Perhaps an expired can? The guck floating around didn’t seem consistent with other descriptions, and this was not nearly as good to me as the high ratings suggest. There’s no born on or best by date on the can, so no way to be sure. 12 oz can from TW&M in Alexandria, Virginia.
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr")
A- Rye, spice.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Rye, grains, malty, pepper, subtle citrus bitterness.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation,
O- Definitely a rye forward beer. excited to have my first DC beer thanks to Gene. Probably liked it more than I rated it. Would go good with some nice bbq.