dinkle50 (1250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with an espresso head. Light aroma, not much there to detect. Taste is slightly fruity. Dry finish. Spicy rye. Lots of lace. Slight roasted grain flavor, but kinda boring. Thin mouth
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour. Dark brown cola. Cream head. Aroma is roasty malt, paper, chocolate. Taste is a bit of burnt malt, chocolate, rye spice. Finishes dry, bitter, grassy.
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear mahogany, light tan head. Light molasses, pine. Bitter, sweet. Heavier body, oily. Good.
Strykzone (6174) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Elijah Ps on their pre opening event. Quite dark brown with a beige head. This is earthy and a bit minty. Rich malts and some rye. Nuts. Hops are secondary and add citrus. A rich malty spicy version.
csaso (1960) - Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - small foamy head, pitch black color, nice big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mildly roasty malt backbone, pretty well balanced, very good overall
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b3shine (7655) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to mini-snifter at Destihl. Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with light beige head. Sells and tastes of dark malt, rye spice, bitter hops, and some roast. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a bit of a rye tingle. Enjoyable.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tenebrous at Dexters black as night with foamy tan head . Black malt and caramel with some citrus . Taste is chocolatey, pine burnt malt. Tangy. Medium bodied. Fan of the style but this one may be a bit thin. Has pieces but overall is not what it could be. 14
NikkTwist (2401) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Strangeloves. Opaque black ppur with a rather large frothy beige head. Tastes complicated but a bit like sweet garbage. Some mild expected chocolate/coffee notes but the overall impression is a somewhat spicy Scotch Ale. Vegemite. Browned red fruits. Rotted celery and artichoke. Pungent dark florals. Flaming pumpernickel. Quite unusual.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black in color, cream colored head. Super smooth, light roast, creamy body, light chocolate, hops are present but not overly bitter.
ElCapitan22 (327) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark color with a slightly red hue. Decent head retention and nice lacing. Tastes slightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Like it a lot and it ranks up there with the better rye beers I’ve had.