Travlr (20342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on launch day at Meridian Pint. Cloudy brown color, off white head. Aroma of stone fruit and toasted caramel. Taste is peppery toasted brown bread with a nice rye spiciness. Tasty.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Large beige head atop crystal clear copper body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape/grapefruit, light orange, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/lemon, some grapefruit, bread. Light-medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (11860) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness and a clean lager character with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can from Red White & Bleu, 4/6/15. Hazy brown, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of rye, citrus, toasted malt. The taste is bitter rye, toasted malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
deyholla (9826) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Reagan International Airport. Pours a near clear deep brown with a light brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has lots of rye with light roasted malts and a bit of bitter pine coming through. Flavor is full of rye with some sweet dark grains, a hint of pine and some bread underlying.
slowrunner77 (9428) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour. Huge rye spice Caremark and bready nose and flavor. Bitterness is there, but the hop flavor and aroma seems quite faded. No date on the can, but seems on the old side. Intriguing enough to seek out on tap one day.
3fourths (9019) - 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.
alexsdad06 (8442) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at City Tap House. Pours a clear amber color with a large off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, caramel, mild citrus, spicy rye notes, a hint of resin, but the finish is a bit soft.
blipp (7902) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Rye malty base, mild sweetness, and lighter floral hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.
Erzengel (7335) - 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!