ryecatcher (796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Wildfire Beer Dinner. Pours a deep amber with a medium white head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma is big and malty with some citrus and pine. Mouth is medium-full bodied, malt forward and bitter throughout. Chewy with caramel and orange peel, some hints of dried fruit. Decent.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Hazy amber. Full tan head. Tasty. Not bitter. Not to malty even though its 8%. Nice
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rubbishystuff (1850) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From BandC. A chewy big, spiciness from the rye. Muddy reddish brown appearance. Strong but not overly syrupy. The hop choice was interesting, herbal, piney, not too pepper it kept things cleaner than it could have gone. Serving: Can
Chudwick (2157) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber - pours medium/deep amber with tan head and nice lacing. Nose is resin, grapefruit, and rye. Flavor adds caramel. Taste is fairly balanced between the sweetness and the bitterness, but the bitterness wins out in the end. Makes me want to seek out more beer from Finch’s Beer. Refreshing though it has a medium body. Would go well with guacamole.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich brown color, pretty opaque with a slim whitish head.
Smells of a full kettle of wart boiling- a very recognizable and enjoyable scent. Strongly sweet but not overwhelmingly so, caramel, brown sugar and sweet goodness characterize this scent.
Tastes good! Unabashedly sweet but in no way nauseating, and that’s coming from a couple of guys who prefer more bitter beers. The rye flavor has an understated but powerful influence on the taste, combining with a good nut-brown presence. Indeed, No hop finish to speak of, which often places a beer on the shit list, but in this case it’s not so sorely missed. There is a bit of a sweetness in the aftertaste that can be unpleasant, but overall this beer is pretty enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is solid. This beer becomes better and better as you drink it (as most do). Points deducted for the after taste. Without any hop finish the sweetness seems to dissolve on your tongue like too much halloween candy.
Strong and malty without being too sweet; the caramel and rye flavors blend well together. A recommended alternative for a brown.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can I bought because I like pigs; kinda like a dumb blonde may pick it out wine. this beer has American beer style I hate the most written all over it. Hops are fairly light, herbal, and cheesy, lots of sweet boozy burnt sugar, leaving a nasty bite and flavor on the tongue.
cheap (4081) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not impressed by high alky beers that are crude. Looks like dark hefe. smells malty. Taste? Must be an american wannah be barley wine. Nasty viscous stuff.
drywallman (330) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the 16 oz. can. It appeared a cloudy redish brown with a short lived white head. The caramel from the malt and the sweet nuttiness from the rye was very prominent, followed by the clean grassy tang of the hops. Deceptively smooth at 8%.
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, amberish pour. piney hop aroma with a good amount of caramel maltiness. Flavor followed what aroma led you to believe. Good falvor of piney hops, malty backbone, touch of rye. Decent
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can Pours to a deep red-brown body with a tan head. Aroma of rye bread and light earthy hops and fennel. Flavor is very malty with lots of rye bread and some unique hops. Almost like a earthy spice mix with fennel, thyme, and rosemary. Palate is medium bodied.