bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Rehoboth Brewpub in Feb. I was very excited to try this beer since I’m a huge fan of pumpernickel bread. The beer is dark brown and has a very smoky aroma. The taste is actually at first coffee and then you taste that toasty rye seed character.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Dark brown beer. Sweet rye malts and a prominent aroma of molassess and maple. There is a touch of coffee/cocoa character and some light herbal tobaccoish character. Fairly creamy body initially with a fairly earthy bready maltiness on the back. Lots of rye character on the back. The body seems to thin out a bit as it starts to warm up. It’s interesting but it could be better.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade during the 75 minute release party. This is a delicious beer. Creamy, roasty, with a great chocolate aroma up front that leads into a crispy rye, cashew, bread. Chalky and rough palate is very much like liquid bread, with a wonderful, fast milk chocolate finish. The rye really shows here, as does the roast. Great stuff.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Rehoboth Brewpub-Dark brown color w/almost no head. Slight smokey aroma. Weak smoked wood flavor w/some rye/pumpernickel bread dough & a touch of coffee. Had the taste of a standard brown ale. I’d call this a beer a watered down version of the Palo Santo Marron, almost a Palo light. An after dinner sipper for sure. Not a bad brew, would probably be considered a good brew @ some places, but they have a lot better stuff to offer.
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth. Poured into a pint glass. Not much head. Black in color but lets some light through. Weak aroma of some spices. Taste was a light touch of coffee and pumpernickel. It did have some bread characteristics but not much. Texture was a little thin/watery for a darker beer. Low carbonation level as well. Overall just an ok beer. I probably wouldnt get it again.