JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: dark but clear reddish purple, with a creamy dark tan head and average lacing; really pretty. Aroma: malty, sweet, and dark fruit aromas dominate; smells rustic, and there’s a little chocolate too. Taste: sweet, thick malts suggest some spicy rye, light molasses, even some oats, while dark stone fruits, vanilla, and black pepper wait underneath with a bit of raisin. Finish: lingering sweetness (not cloying), with a hint of boozy warmth. Notes: On tap at Brewer’s, down in the cave. Really, really good. Malty and sweet, but not too sweet, with a good amount of balance in the palate. I love a good rye beer, and this was excellent. Reminded me a lot of Boulevard Brewing’s Rye on Rye, but just lighter on the alcohol and in the palate.
snoworsummer (1491) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft down in the cave. In the dim lighting it looks clear brown with a thin white head. Tastes like malt, molasses, syrup, light spice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Dry, light body and medium carbonation. Smells like malt, molasses, gingerbread.
sonnycheeba (2955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear, dark amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, rye, cocoa, light earthy notes, and dark fruit. Flavor is dry malts, light cocoa, light earthy hop bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Westmeister (1444) - 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 (1055) - 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 (7716) - Carlsbad, 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 (4089) - 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 (1065) - 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 (11167) - 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.