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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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An abundance of rye grains provide a spicy twist to otherwise traditional stout flavors. A unique approach to an entirely new style of stout.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1925) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draught. This is a nice spicy treat with lots of dry depth. Wish I could find this more often.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. medium tofuller bodied blackpour, roasted malts, rye spice. solid stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2427) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Dark pour. Not much head. Rye and coffee. Spice and grain. Bit of bread. Malts and coffee. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Sampler at brewpub. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a solid amount of lacing. Not much on the nose. Some decent rye notes on the tongue. The stout element is always solid. Not exciting but definitely drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"i thought this would be good, but this was a pleasant surprise, and IMHO better than the kalamazoo stout. the rye contributes to a dry feel and finish, which teams nicely with the roasted malt of the stout. the aroma and flavor are fantasic. the rye is subtle, but because it is, plays a perfect complementary role. very very good beer that just kept getting better as it went. thanks to Kinger for another gem. "

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Sample at Raleigh Rare Beer: the rye always make the beer interesting that is for sure. I do enjoy a rye whiskey occasionally so I dont mind the rye but this isnt for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Draft at Bells. Pours dark brown/black with minimal head. Aroma is distinctive rye grain, citrus fruits. Taste is big hit of citrus, rye, smokey tones. Rye is the star and comes out nicely balanced. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (281) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma is roasted malt and rye. Appearance is black with a light brown head. Taste is ok, a bit sweet yet bland, missing the rye badly. Mouthfeel is lighter than I want but not too bad, flavor doesn’t hang. Overall, a rare miss for Bell’s stouts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2631) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Bottle: Deep, deep brown color, mostly opaque with a small, light tan head that’s hard to conjure up, even with an aggressive pour. Aroma is chocolaty with slight coffee notes around it; silky, creamy, kind of sweet, almost like a mocha with some cream & sugar. Taste includes some bittersweet cocoa, heavy coffee mid-palate with that same "cream & sugar" presence - more sweet than not. Back-end hits with a finishing burn of roasted malt, and a very faint touch of spicy rye in the finish. Not much in the hop department. Pretty good stout, but it’s almost more of a sweet/milk stout than a "rye" stout. Expecting some spicy rye, but there wasn’t too much there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2359) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to foppa78 for sharing. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. Very spicy, woody, slight smoky flavor. Spicy, woody, slight smoke flavors. A touch of age, but a fun beer to try.


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