abcfan (902) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one lives up to the rating, wow! Pours deep brown with a fluffy tan head. Inviting aroma of rye and caramel. The rye takes an edge off the hops and makes for a really smooth flavor in this one. Finish is slightly hoppy, but not bitter. Very nice brew.
badhack (492) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a very tan head that doesnít last. Typical of FW, there is a huge amount of citrus/grapefruit and some pine in the nose. The beer is pretty heavy on the tongue, with some sweetness and stickiness. This beer is well balanced with a spectrum of malt flavor from chocolate to roasted and a kick of Rye and hops in the finish. No doubt this is a FULL flavor beer. Well done FW.
ben4321 (5564) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/12/12
Aroma: The nose has some nice pine hops, a little citrus, sweet/roasted malts, and rye
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small, light brown head and some medium lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, lightly roasty, and with a smooth, medium hop bitterness
Palate: It is medium bodied, has a smooth, creamy feel, a soft carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
This one works pretty well for sure. They didnít do anything crazy here, just made a solid, enjoyable Black Rye IPA. The components are all basically what youíd expect, but they all work really well together. It has an especially good feel/drinkability.
wlajwl (5549) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark malts, piney hops and a big spicy edge. The flavor is deeply malty, citrus/fruit and a tart/tangy in the finish.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome balance in this beer. Seamlessly runs the spectrum from citrus, to spicy, to chocolate. Long, hoppy finish.
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jpjones1963 (3) - Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing beer. One of my top 5, all time. Super great blend IBU, aroma. Better than Stoneís Sublimely Self-Righteous, and thatís saying quite a bit. Letís hope they increase production. Tasted only in bottle.
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split. The aroma is awesome. Gorgeous hop aroma. The appearance is dark brown to black. The taste starts off hoppy and holds a great hop flavor through out. Some darkness is present in the flavor, but the hop flavor conceals it in the best way. Overall, this beer is fantastic.
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drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes and smells like a xmas tree. Super smoot with a refreshimng bitterness. Well balanced too. Nice one.
RobertDale (5262) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of pine, grain, and roasted malt. Taste is rye, pine, citrus, roasted malt, and chocolate. Hides the alcohol very well. Very nicely done!
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on 10/07/2012, crazy Redskins and Nats playoff day.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light white lacing.
Aroma: Aroma of roast malt and pine.
Taste: Medium bitterness, nice amount of rye, roasty malt. Balanced.
Palate: Medium- medium light body.
Summary: I enjoyed this, and I like Rye beers so nice to see a black rye beer for the first time. I liked the beer, but itís really hard to beat out my favorite rye beer on the market(Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye).