DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black in color. You can definately taste the rye No bitter aftertaste.
No head. Mildly thick. I found it very pleasant tasting for such a dark brew.
boxofrane (2416) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head. The aroma has pine and a bit of roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, bitter, dry, Nice.
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Bells: Black-ish center, mahogany stained edges with a very fine layer of khaki foam that quickly fuses down to a small collar. Aroma is quite light at first. Even after some warming, it’s never fully potent. A touch of spicy rye notes, toasted & roasty malts.. Maybe a small hint of anise? Very mild. Taste is thankfully more robust. Dark, slightly roasted malts, a hint of dry cocoa powder, mild char, a very light cast of dark fig, & a little bit of spicy rye that’s left hanging around in the aftertaste. Some lingering, moderately bitter earthiness. A decent rye beer; just wish the aroma was a little more vigorous.
Mark_Eck (1131) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted grains, coffee, and caramel.
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 2l growler picked up at the brewery, dark black pour with tan head lacing well, aroma brought notes of rye, dark fruit, roast, coffee, hints of earth, grain, some orange as well, hints of floral notes. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, coffee, hints of nice earth, orange into some grass, finishing very smooth, slightly sweet. Nice, but the flavors do not pop much.
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at All Stouts Day. The pour is black, with a head that looks like it could be nitro, though it's not. The aroma heavy in rye, and malt, but not much else. The taste is similar. A lot of subtleness to the rye, and there isn't a whole lot going in the nature of a stout. It's not the worst stout I've ever had, but there is a lot to be desired with the potential with rye
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njager246 (585) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at bells, toasted malt and rye aroma and a similar flavor, not my favorite style, but prett good!
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours black with minimal head. Taste is roasted malt, not picking up much rye in this. Pretty easy drinking.
574deadzone (1211) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bell’s (sample). Pours a deep dark ruby-brown (black) with a thinner brown head. Nose of toasted rye bread, some cola and earthiness. Taste is fairly sweet but also fairly bitter. Full-flavored and round. Palate is lighter side of medium, soft, with a long dark finish. A cool beer, glad I got to try it. The rye was quite prominent.
bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with almost no head. Roasted toasty scent, earthy coffee. Acidic sour taste at first and then the roasted coffee flavors come out as you swallow. Slightly sour finish with more roasted notes. Kind of like a porter. Good beer but slightly watery.