Westmeister (926) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. Pours a dark amber with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is smoked malt, spicy rye, caramel, with vanilla and some booze. The taste is still quite hot, but I dig that. More spice, heat from the booze, chocolate. Delicious. I seriously bet this would age wonderfully.
scottw86 (1013) - Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy brown color with a light head. Aroma has lots of rye with some chocolate malts. Taste is quite malty with chocolate and rye. The rye goes pretty well with the chocolate. Slightly creamy. Overall a pretty good rye beer.
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. It has a woody, earthy aroma and a great hearty flavor to match. I really liked it.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brewer’s Art. Holy shit this effing rocks!!! Pours a very hazy light brown. Big artisan chocolate, cocoa, some light smoked malt on the nose. Palate is enormously buttery, caramel syrup, oily. Taste is full of chocolate, some campire, butterscotch. It is so rich. Awesome!!!
nuplastikk (3275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber-brown color with a nice foamy head. Fresh malt aroma. Luscious malty tones, reminiscent of a quality Bierre De Garde. Smooth, fluffy, and mellow with a subtle twang. This really does Rye right. Mellow dark malty caramel tones. Subtle and excellent.
Holdwine (1048) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A winner of a rye. Creamy vanilla with a dry rye taste is a great combo. A very earthy brew with thoughts of a grain field on a sunny day. This has a nice snap finish that keeps you wanting more.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber body with a creamy beige head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, rye, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, some rye, light caramel. Some dryness in the finish. Light-medium body, alcohol well hidden.
kmweaver (3143) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Max’s American Craft Beer Fest, shared by egajdzis. Pours a clear, medium cola color; white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Malty, rye and vanilla aroma. Light carbonation. Medium bodied, roasted rye and light coffee (or maybe just roasted rye character) upfront; followed by an almost buttery popcorn character (?) - in any event: creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Medium, toasted rye and roasted malt finish.
3fourths (6939) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rye ale, draft at Max’s. Pours a clear deep ruby red color. Smells a bit of musty, soggy grains, the rye is certainly helping with that, since I usually equate rye aromas with soggy grains... texture is smooth and a bit creamy, full of husky, coarse rye and raw barley flavors. A little buttery at times. OK.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Draft @ Max’s] Poured a dark amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye, very bready, with some caramel, and nuts as well. Taste was much of the same, strong rye, with nuts and caramel. A nice showcase of a rye beer, without the caraway spicings.