nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark maple brown with somewhat yellowish thin head. Nose of sweet ripe fruit, pine, milk chocolate, caramel. Medium-heavy body with good carbonation. Tastes of oatmeal, chocolate, pine, juicy oranges. Big resinous biting finish that lasts. Scales aren’t very balanced...maybe a bit too bitter without the malt to back it up.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown that yields a two finger head of tightly compacted light tan bubbles.
It’s a little tricky picking out the different notes in the nose of this beer, I do get a little rye and some sweet smells but I can’t put my finger on them.
First sip all I can notice is a masive amount of carbonation, with a little bit of bitterness on the finish. I get just a little bit of oatmeal and rye but the zippy carbonation is really in the way. The alcohol is pretty well masked for being 9%.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Tap 42. This was my favorite of the drafts I tasted. It has a bit more pine, chocolate and coffee notes that I typically wouldn’t prefer. But it’s smooth, woody and silky.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with thin ivory head. Nose is of dark rye and floral. Taste of rye, oak, malt, and biscuit. A nice, full mouthfeel and long finish. There is a lot going here and I find it quite interesting.
Dunbar72 (136) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours dark brown/red, almost clear with a medium light brown head. Hoppy citrus in the aroma, alcohol. Dry hoppy citrus in the taste, bitter finish, fruits. Tastes like a CDA, nice.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour with one finger head. Aroma of spice and rye and some oak. Full of complex flavors from the hops malts and especially the rye.
Skvader (124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity taste with clear notes of chocolate. Gives a bitter finish with hints of grapefruit. A great experience to drink
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle thanks to my lovely girlfriend coming back from CC brewery, but she picked this bottle up at a local shop for $10. Put the bottle down on the counter, touched the opener to the cap and paused for some reason... got two glasses ( I share with the G’friend). She inquired, "why did you stop?" Just have a funny feeling, as I look at the dent in my ceiling from a different bottle. as the CC brews are bottle fermented, i don’t want to take chances. Sure enough, pop the cap and HERE IT COMES! no spills though.
Needless to say, much much head on these... it has been about 5 minutes and I still can not pour more into my glass. this is taking forever!!
Smells like a sour brown. some caramely notes, but not much.
taste... LOTS of carbonation still in this thing. but taste really isn’t a word I can use on this beer. there really isn’t much there. To be honest, tastes like tonic water... with a hint of caramel malts... wow, I hope this gets better as it gets warmer! Leaves a very acrid taste in my throat... and if feels a bit coated too. I was hoping the oatmeal would give a nice smoothness, adding to the drinkability, and the rye seems like it would have been a nice touch, but this really really didn’t work. I need to read some of the other reviews to see if I got a bad bottle maybe? Man, this is not good.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great C Hop aroma with a nice rye balance, good choclatey flavour, deep brown with Tan lacing and sweet finish
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
poured out of bottle into tulip. poured a cloudy ruby brown thick two inch kaki head. it has rich oatmeal taste also very leather like it also was rich in malt end nice carmel after taste. beer was awesome !