bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of raisins, molasses, earth, and grass. Flavor of raisins, rye, caramel, candi sugar, yeast, and toffee.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, rye and nut aroma. Medium to full body and a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a drinkable complex beer.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber hazy pour. The nose is fruity and quite grainy with a distinct rye spiciness. A little bit of light dustiness with an unusual sort of rancid flavour. It starts out okay, but I can’t say it’s exactly good. Lots of fusels in here.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small, yellowish head, soon gone over hazy orange-amber beer, with slow but present carbonation. End of bottle full of mini-UFO’s. Solvent (volatile), unripe grapes, garden herbs and orangepeel aromas. More orangezeste, bitterish-sweet. Impression of aromahops, but a bit (too) discreet. Hard cakes and a bit of toffeeflavour, if certainly not syrupy nor too sweet. Warming up, one can really taste the rye. Bit sharpish, bit burning MF; medium bodied, very slick like other grains feel. Not that curious, but certainly far from bad. Might benefit from a tad more generous hoppresence. I hope that David did trademark the name, as with the present alerevolution in the north of Spain, somebody is bound to come with the same idea...
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with an nice off white head. Aroma is very malty and yeasty. Some belgian style spice notes, bread and caramel are present. Flavor is sweet and malty. Yeasty, bready and fruity. Nice.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a clear deep orange copper with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet biscuity light caramel malty nose with a hint of clove spice and light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and chewy light caramel malty sweetness with notes of rye and doughy Belgian yeast with a touch of black cherry fruitiness. Finishes with a dry rye bread character. An enjoyable and fairly complex brew.
Rasmus40 (7004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, dark malty, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 090711
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid copper w 2f ow head and a great look. Nose is grainy caramel malt, earthy hops, cacao, and pumpernickel. Tastes rich, caramel malty, with some hopcitrus, dark fruit, and rye cacao notes. A unique and enjoyable cherry popper from BrewFarm.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sand Creek bottling, 12oz bottle. Poured a healthy shade of medium amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up very sweet toffee and dark fruits spiced up by peppery rye and sweet earth.. molasses joined as it warmed up.. candy-like and almost diabetes-inducing, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found molasses and dark fruity sweetness at the core.. vanilla showed and started to take over fairly quickly.. some rye spicage on the back--end and a little alcohol warmth, but the sweetness more or less drowned those characteristics out. Medium-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. much sweeter than it needed to be, bumping up the drinkability.. I wish the rye did a little more for it.. still a decent brew. SWEET!
Dogbrick (6041) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Bottle at Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse. The brew is a clear dark amber-copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty and fruity. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, cherries and grain. The finish is grainy malt with a fruity aftertaste. Pretty enjoyable all around.