brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours pretty much black with a finger and a half of a light mocha head. The head dissipates slowly and leaves a nice blanket of thick lacing. Smells of grapefruit, maybe some orange, some rye, perhaps some carmel, a tiny bit of roasted qualities. Has some resinous qualities, but expected more on the nose. Taste starts with the resinous hops: some grapefruit, some mango, pine. Nice carbonation and feels crisp on the tongue. Then in the middle you get a nice creamy texture that washes out the resinous qualities of the hops and makes for a much smoother, yet spicier beer from the rye. On the finish, the beer transforms into more hops, including some pine and more floral and fruity qualities. In addition, there emerges a nice addition of roasted and rye malts; almost a coffee-like finish along with the hop qualities. Very interesting how the beer shifts halfway through the flavor profile and then comes back with more intense flavors on the back end. Medium body with a slick and creamy texture. Gets more complex as it warms. I think this is a really good beer, but I don’t think it lives up to the hype it receives. I think I would like it much more if it was a fresher bottle.
hfmejias (1141) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured black, with thick foamy tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, citrus fruit and hops. Taste is roasted barley, grapefruit and rye. Drinkable, VERY enjoyable; very good beer.
migwell (157) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Foundry. Certainly a mouthful of flavors, complex, full bodied and dark roasted. I was actually a bit overwhelmed by this one, and not happy with the over roasted finish. I have enjoyed rye beers in the past, but this one seemed headed toward the American stout category, letting the rye take a back seat. This came highly recommended, and after 50 plus years of beer drinking, I may learn to appreciate it yet. Had to drink quite a bit of water to get through 12 oz. of very dense beer.
TheFoamhead (225) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice looking IPA! The aroma is dominated by a powerful grapefruit and chocolate giving this beer the idea of eating chocolate-iced fruits.
kappldav123 (5597) - GERMANY - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark brown, small head. Malty aroma, light alcoholic. Starts soft-malty, spicy, light alcoholic background, not too intense. Light hints of caramel. Finish well balanced, more hoppy-dry. Nice one.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Quite lively upon opening. Hops dominate with a medium body. Flavours are complex and enjoyable.
Another top line beer from this brewery.
edgallow (3084) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, spicy. Taste is resin, spice and malts.
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. A new favorite of mine. Smells like an IPA (pine, hops, ) with some smokeyness. Tastes like a black lager (malty, bready, ) with a touch of wood and Coffee and spice.
I am literally sucking it down, but trying to savor. Ah, What the hell, I have a 4 pack.
This is my top Non-Stout.
Cokemonkey11 (296) - - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfiltered Black Rye. Big brown bottle, trader Joe’s, San Francisco. Pours coffee black with a medium tan head subsiding at an average pace. Scent is dense malt, surprisingly light. Bit of toffee and bit of rye. Taste is medium rye and a pleasing medium toffee. Mouth feel is creamy and dense but smooth. Finish is clean and a bit dry. Great.
miyauchi38 (987) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2820) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,355 l bottle as a gift Bottled 10/15/15
roasty, coffee, citrus, spruce, cereal, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,