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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A full bodied, dark brown ale. Intense malt character with a slight caramel sweetness. The chocolate and rye malts add to the rich roasted coffee flavor. Ingredients: Two-row*, Munich*, Extra Special*, Chocolate Rye & Roasted Barley* Malts, Centennial Hops, Ale yeast and tripled filter water. *organic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2355) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Growler provided by the man himself Maltzilla. Well this is an easy description. Rye, rye, and more rye....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Growler. So fucking dark brown w/ a deep khaki head; it’s almost stouty. Slight roast & toast w/ dark fruity hints. Stouty. Chewy and beautifully complex, but still very drinkable. Thumbs up all the way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 on 12/13/09: Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of doughy musty rye and fresh piny hops with some milk chocolate. Starts with pretty good fullness and some grainy dark rye with a good fresh piny hop nose before a drier toasty finish. A pretty good rye beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2010
I missed out on all the other Coast stuff at Sexy Choc, dammit. But I had a taste of this brew, which was a nice change of pace from the other sweet brown ales we were slugging back all night. While there were certainly some sweet notes to it - baker’s chocolate and a hint of toffee malts - the sharpness of the grain and yeast made it a dry and drinkable brew. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Hazy brown pour with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, and hops on the nose. Flavor is chocolate, coffee and hops. The rye adds a nice spicy dimension to the flavor profile

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Pours a very dark hazelnut/chestnut brown color which is completely opaque with dark mahogany edges when held to a light source and a two finger beige head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Roasted sweet chocolate malt aroma with touches of coffee, toffee, caramel, oatmeal and toast. The bittersweet dark chocolate notes are very prominent and the roastiness is subtle enough to not overpower the other scents. Slightly smokey with minimal earthy hops. Roasty medium chocolate malt body that is a little thinner than I hoped with plenty of bittersweet dark chocolate, along with hints of hazelnut, rye, burnt toast, roasted coffee bean and toffee. The roasted malt presence is much more prominent than he aroma suggests slightly overpowering the silky chewy chocolate malt. Subtle rye sweetness and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Name: Rye Not
Date: November 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: roasty chocolate aroma, dry earthyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice dry rye earthyness, light bitterness, hint of caramel brings in a balancing sweetness and adds richness to the chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2009
22oz bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Pours a translucent, nearly opaque deep, mahogany brown with a thin, creamy white head. Spicy, malty nose that has the rye coming through. Some nice toasty aroma notes too. Flavor is the same with some spicy rye, chocolate and toast. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Clear dark brown body with medium tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, nut, some caramel, light rye. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, nut, light rye. Medium body, lightly sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Not much of an aroma, but oh the taste. Take everything you love about stouts, brown ales, IPAs, chocolate, and overly toasted malts and but them into a dark brown and beautiful liquid. My favorite ’brown ale’ even though it aint a brown ale. A delicious beer.

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