BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 On tap. Pours with a clear brown body with a tan head. Aromas are very spicy, coriander, mild phenol, earthy, fruity esters, pine and cola. Dry. Flavors area spicy, dry, phenol, coriander, dusty, chocolate, eucalyptus, nutty, rye. Medium bubbles, dry and crisp. Pretty good.
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear brown-bronze hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are rustic and toasty, rye, leather and crisp. Flavors are rye, crisp, biscuit, malty caramel, medium carbonation, crisp, spicy and nutty.
cmc619 (325) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Ballast Point tasting room (Old Grove). Deep brown pour. Malt, earth, delicious balance in aroma and flavor. Dirt in a glass--so earthy. Good palate, muted hops. Nice session offering.
gorditoabd (557) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster at home brew. Pours shiny fall leaf brown. Thin white foam. Corriander, rye. Yum.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown. Nice grain taste with a little bit of spice to it taste really lingers too
StefanSD (1795) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2011 Pint glass at Urge. Pours a translucent roan brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention and ample lacing. The aroma is mild with spicy grains and sweet malts. The flavor is big with sweet and spicy grains, molasses, pecans and toffee. The palate is full and malty with soft carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: very tasty.
Lagunitasfan (1308) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Old Grove location. Copper red pour with tan head. Nose sharp malt and rye(presumably thatís what it smells like). Taste big rich medium fruit and roasty chocolate malt. OK.
jredmond (4006) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchillís in San Marcos with Linh. Pours a dark, hazy amber body. Aroma is very sweet malt. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth with notes of sweet malt, fruit, and rye.
JohnnyJ (3530) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Home Brew Mart location. Clear, dark amber pour, medium sized off-white head. Lots of rye malts, sweetness, bread, and light hops. Slight amounts of coriander are hard to notice. Decent.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a murky pale brown color, nose was strange, hints of spice i couldnt decipher, tasted weirder, something left a very artificial taste on my pallet, the spicing is too much for me.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Obriens. Dark amber hue with ruby highlights, thin white ring of head, good lacing. Nose is huge rye notes, pumpernickel, spices. Flavor follows suit with big rye and deli breads, medium bitterness and earthy-grassy hops, finishes dry. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth texture. An uber rye beer with smooth texture and fair drinkability for those fans of the style.