daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to pittsburgh kid...what a bonus beer! Reddish pour. Tan head. Aroma is awesome with fruit, maple syrup, spice cake, brown sugar and hops. Flavor is much the same. Rich and full bodies...brown sugar, toffee, caramel, hops...damn what a beer. Top notch.
riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy rye nose, some chocolate, soft citrus hop notes and light alcohol. Pours dark auburn beige foam on top. Lots of dark spicy rye notes. Pepper, juicy citrus fruits. More spicy rye. Sweet, fruity, dry and spicy. Creamy smooth mouthfeel with really nice rye spice and flavor. Hell yeah thanks Joe! Fuck hoarders!
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. thanks, alex! pours dark mahogany with ruby edges, no head or lace after a big sudsy head falls away. big dark spicy black bread nose. tossty, roasted seed notes. sticky, compact, viscous and chewy body. dark seeds, black bread, and roasty dark spices on the mid palate. big spicy finish with notes of dark stone fruit on the finish.
bvc (1229) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz waxed cap, thanks riverpimp! Clear deep amber. Caramel, golden raisins, brown sugar, phelonic fruits. Sticky, creamy feel with spicy finish. Light dried dark fruit, sweet malt and nice spicy dry finish. So well put tgether and really enjoyable for me. Thanks Alex for bringing this!
holdenn (2101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@ the maproom. Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet nose some grain touch of alcohol though nothing too strong in the nose. A little overly sweet lots of earthy hops that rye and toasted malts that also contend with that earthiness. Sweet but decent. Slick body Long earthy bitter finish.
beernbourbon (1478) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at maproom. Pour is ruby red with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malt, fair amount of hops, and a light spice. Really no much rye noticeable. Flavor is clean with a more potent hop punch than expected. Hops are lightly citrus with pine background. Also caramel malt with very little re spice. Got more and more rich as it warmed. Fairly easy to drink.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Nice looking dark mahogany color, thin dark tan head. Nice full aroma, fruity malts and slight sweet hops. Doesn’t taste like 11% - thick and malty, nice smooth finish. Don’t get a lot of the caraway, but a decent brew.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bourbony looking, no head, tiny off white bubbles, some lace. mildy grain, mostly air. malt and vinous flavors, hint of alcohol. medium bodied, dry finish. a quite enjoyable brew. sampled at flossmoor station hi-fi rye release.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ryan at the Rosso release. Pours a clear brown without any head really. Sweet from the start with a nice citrus rye note, almost like a rye candy. Malty and spicy, quite nice actually. Light bitterness balanced on a spicy and tannic finish.
Frank (3812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly reddish brown. Tan head in a ring w/ spotty lace. Banana-ish tuti-fruity sort of nose, reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum to some extent, overall very sweet smelling. Creamy thick palate. Lip coating cotton candy like sweetness. A bit of chocolate and darker malt character. The mouthfeel from such a large amount of rye in a high gravity beer is really something but this cloys a bit w/o quite enough bitterness to bring real balance.