bhensonb (11120) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at University of Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy dark amber with a white head. Aroma is rye and brown sugar. Full bodied. Flavor is rye, treacle, lots of light fruit. Finishes not dry, but that’s appropriate. Just delicious.
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic brew! Not only was the rye whiskey a good call, so was doing it at a 50% barreling rate so as to not overpower the beer. Perfectly balanced hoppy sweet malty spicy mahogony goodness. My 2nd favorite beer of SF brew tour 2014
bytemesis (3201) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear amber, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is a bit like the heilemans brewery back in the day, malts, rye whiskey, toffee, spent grain, bran breakfast cereal. Flavor is fairly sweet, lots of bran and rye, light bitter, bit of vanilla. Medium body, ABV fairly well masked.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber-brown beer with a dark cream head. Rich caramel and light spice aroma. Caramel and dark fruit flavor with light earthiness. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and dark fruit lingers with light toffee, light spice, and light earthiness.
AdamJackson (2638) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minor hazy tangerine brown. Caramel, bread and spice on the nose. Lots of sweet cotton candy notes. Taste is pretty medicinal. Lots of overwhelming bitterness, very boozy, sweet finish. Cedar and mulch with pine needles and a splash of olive brine.
gyllenbock (4716) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at Jupiter during Sour Sunday 2014.
Hazy dark orange with a small head. Sweet with caramel, light spices, malt and some whiskey. The mouthfeel was thick and the finish had some warming alcohol.
Errl (1614) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery..NoSe is nice whisky, rye, caramel, candy, sweet..Taste is nice caramel, rye, spice, whisky, vanilla, toffee..
marcus (6537) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours dark brown with a foamy beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a rich dark molasses and anise flavor with a nice bourbon trail. Love the rye malt.
joeneugs (3262) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Drakes. It pours a hazy orange/amber color with a thick, almost nitro-like off white head. The aroma is huge with sweet vanilla, honey and caramel syrup. The flavor is super thick and syrupy with caramel, vanilla and a good amount of alcohol and spicy hops to somewhat counteract the sweetness, but this is still a dessert sipper for sure. Satisfying and tasty.