VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: 11.5 oz. brown bottle, served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Deep, reddish amber color. Looks clear when held up to the light. Gets a one finger light tan head and leaves some good lacing.
Smell: It’s a very strong, spicy smell, mainly of pepper. There’s some faint rye and hop aromas as well.
Taste: The pepper character is right up front. There’s some rye notes and a small amount of bitterness. All that pepper leaves a spicy aftertaste that can be unpleasant to some people.
Mouthfeel: Light, a bit watery even. It has low carbonation and finishes dry.
Overall: This is going to be a love or hate beer for most people. The only things spicier than this are going to be beers with actual chilies in there. Overall, it’s a good rye beer, but you’ll only enjoy it if you like, or at least appreciate the overwhelming pepper character it has.
JDBaker11058 (1464) - 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 (1591) - 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 (1040) - 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 (666) - 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 (103) - 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 (4665) - 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 (9) - - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
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.
Vignale (2414) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Saveur-bier. Ett väldigt pepprigt rågöl. Lätt parfymerad doft med mycket danskt rågbröd, papprighet som växer i styrka långt bak på tungan. Lite pepparsalami på rågbröd. Riktigt trevlig.
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brownish red pour with small off white head. Aroma of rye malts, slight caramel, and faint pepper. Taste of rye malts, touch of caramel, grains, and a dry pepper finish. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation and perfectly balanced. Would go great with some spicy food!
DomD (152) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt and peppercorns. Pours a clear reddish brown, with minimal head. Medium bitter taste. Medium body, oily texture, with a spicy finish. Interesting brew, but not really my style.