VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the 2008 VT Brewers Fest - Poured a dark amber in color with a hefty light tan head. Aroma was malty with fruity esters and accompanied by the spiciness of the peppercorns. Flavor was also malty with hefty amounts of dark fruits and, again, the distinct flavor of the peppercorns. The rye adds a ice creamy texture to the beer. I liked this one...
Oscbert (1149) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong bready caramel malt aroma with peppery spices. Light floral hop
Pours a cloudy amberish brown with small disappearing white head
Spice is more prevalent in flavor. A very malty flavor, bread, chocolate, caramel. Peppery spice
Medium full bodied with medium co2, lingering peppery spice finish.
Interesting beer. I like the spiciness that remains at the finish. It's a bit sweet and hard to stomach. 12 oz is plenty for me.
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fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Color clear amber with small white head. Aroma spicy, caramel, malt. Taste malt, caramel, spicy, strong pepper. inish from the pepper. Not impressed.
Mortlach (1297) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared with ippopotamo36. Deep amber color with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn, caramel and spices, interesting. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet with pepper and chilli in the end... crazy! Medium body, texture is oily, well carbonated. Interesting!
JDBaker11058 (1540) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear ruddy amber-orange, with a shy, dissipating creamy tan head and no lacing. Aroma: not strong--warm caramel and scotch toffee, with a hint of black pepper and marmalade. Taste: caramel, toffee, and candied fruit, with a bit of rye toast and a dash of pepper. Finish: sweet and slightly syrupy (more so than the low abv would indicate), although it ended rather abruptly as well; the finish is where a bit of true heat from the rye and peppercorns came out, although it wasn’t too hot. Notes: Glad to have tried this. I’m a sucker for rye-forward beers, and this was a good, solid offering. Sneaky 11.5 ounce bottle from Westover Market in Arlington, Virginia.
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy brown body.
The aroma is spice rye bread. Nice.
The taste is muddled rye, caramel and peppers. The finish is a nice peppercorn flavor though.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It’s a rye bread in liquid form.
Tonkun (1171) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a white head that dissipated quickly. Black pepper, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, spice. Medium body. Sweet with bitter and spicy finish.
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle shared by mortlach during a great private tasting at my place in Rome-Italy. Thank you. Pours a amber-ruby color, similar to the skin of a dry chili pepper, semi filtered with a decent off white cap. Very cool. Nose: a bit of a soapy nose feel, ginger, a hint of caramel. Mouth: frizzy carbonation, spicy warm peppery feeling, weird but ok.
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Brewdog Birmingham. Brown-reddish colour with beige foam. Aromas of spices, malts and caramel. Taste: malts, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate, peppery finish. Medium body. A very interesting beer.
Idiosynkrasie (4923) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle. Clear, faint amber colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma, slightly chocolately and grainy, peppery spicy overtones. Taste is minimally chocolately, caramel malty, citrusy hoppy overtones with a lemon touch, a peppery spicy touch is late active.
JFF (17) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière légère et bien balancée dont la particularité principale est le poivre dont le goût et surtout le piquant se manifeste tardivement. Très plaisante.