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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekhna (118) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
I’d like this to have a higher overall rating than a 3.5, because I do think it’s better than that. But, not much aroma, thin head that receded quickly. Sweet slightly thick flavor, not sure quite where the rye kicks in but it’s not your traditional roasty flavor. Pretty darn decent.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma starts with coffee, some chocolate, lightly roasted malt and a faint rye malt. Tastes of caramel malt, some light roastiness, coffee and a bit of rye malt-- a little watery. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (969) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draught at Cypress Street. Black pour. Nice cocoa and roasty aroma with lots of depth. The rye added a welcomed spicy finish to this awesome stout. Up there with Kalamazoo for sure. Super tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2075) - 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 (6908) - 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 (2581) - 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 (3724) - 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 (7077) - 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 (363) - Taylor, 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.


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