ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bells. Pours a dark black with slight chocolate foam head. Aroma is an earthy roast malt. Very light chocolate and the taste is very smooth roast malt, some spice notes apparent. Reminds me a bit of a black lager. Very good!
malkyore (361) - - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rye in a stout is a little less noticeable than in an ipa. Totally a solid stout. Other than that, I dont know what to say.
olenickj (23) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh..... Doesn’t really smell at all....looks good....tastes like roasted rye and nothing else.
markas101 (2221) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MI. Deep brown. Chocolate coffee aroma. Sweet, heavy roasted malt and some coffee. Long bitter finish.
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mixmasterob (1036) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. This is a nice spicy treat with lots of dry depth. Wish I could find this more often.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. medium tofuller bodied blackpour, roasted malts, rye spice. solid stout
Maverick34 (2850) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour. Not much head. Rye and coffee. Spice and grain. Bit of bread. Malts and coffee. Good.
DiarmaidBHK (4019) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
slowrunner77 (8991) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"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. "