Dark Horse Ginger in the Rye
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Imperial Red/Ginger/Rye whiskey barrel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
10th May 2013
Lightly hazy amber beer with a small bubbly pale tan head. Light dry palate. Light toffee in the malt. Rich ginger but not too much heat. The ginger starts to turn a little bitter. Finishes neutral. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Draft at the Dark Horse 4 Elf Party, December 2012 as "Ginger in Your Pants," but presumably the same beer. Murky medium to dark orange-brown body, no head. Spicy nose. Body begins bitter and spicy, leading to lemony, medicinal ginger notes. Long, bitter finish. Dry and rich. Quite good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle shared by Sarro and crew who very graciously hosted us during the Hill Farmstead 3rd anniversary snowstorm. Hazy gold pour, thin white head. Strong ginger aroma, slightly medicinal character, boozy aroma. Ginger flavor is enjoyable, but the whole thing is a bit boozy. Didn’t really enjoy this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Notes from ebf. Pour has a brown color and an off white head. Aroma has rye, ginger, brown malt, and some hops. Mouth feel is light. Flavor has a nice rye bite, snappy ginger, a nice brown base, and some barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roonai (305) - - JUL 5, 2011
Part of a long-delayed EBF/NotB backlog. Poured a hazy chestnut, smell was a GREAT combo of sweet and tart rye. Taste lived up to the smell with Rye, a resiny rind and some booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate amber-brown color with an off-white head and a bit of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries a strong amount of ginger with some floral hops to balance it out. A bit of semi-sweet malt in the background. The flavor hits mostly with the ginger again. Not too overpowering, but getting close to the line. Spice and bitterness compete for attention. Medium body. Here is where things go downhill a bit – the ginger just really takes over and the feel is far too spicy. Overall, I like the use of ginger, but perhaps it needs to be taken down a notch, or something else needs to come in and offer a better complement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at EBF. Pours a hazy bruin amber body with an off white head. Very spicy aromatically. Some light floral notes and hints of ginger. Light pepper toned spices and light cinnamon. A modest warmth amongst the spices, quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Sample at EBF 2011.
Appearance : Clear amber.
Aroma : Lots of ginger with light rye spiciness.
Taste : Lots of ginger and quite spicy. Light hops and some malt.
Overall : Very unique stuff. Ginger is very powerful but I don’t think it’s too much (for a sample at least). Pretty unidimentionnal but very tasty. It is what it is (literally).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
A very winter warmer-like beer. Lots of spice notes, heavy on the alcohol, everything working in nice harmony. One of the better beers of the festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Sampled from the tap at NotB. Poured hazy deep amber with a deep red hue with a thick yellowish gray head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a good amount of ginger with a slight hop presence, sweet grains and a bit of a barrel backing. Flavor started with lots of ginger that mellows allowing a bit of hop to come out with a finish of sweet bread and barrel.

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