TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing. Pours a deeper amber with a creamy bubbly off white head. Aroma of sweet rye, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor was sweet like a barleywine with a nice rye bread finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 A big thanks to Alex for this tasty treat. Pours clear mahogany with thin tan head. The aroma has smooth dark fruitiness, a nice load of rye spiciness and then a bit of booze heat. The taste is a wonderful mix of sweet dark fruitiness and spicy rye that blends into pervasive yet constrained yum! This stuff is smooth sweet spicy and wonderful. Wow!
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of pittsburghkid, thanks man! nice wax job, been seeing some weak wax jobs lately. nnice spicy rye armoa, lots of caramel. nice flavor, well balanced, spicy, sweet, dry, nice. body is great, finish is excellent, downed 22 to myself in no time.
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye, caramel, citrus fruits, floral hops, pine, toffee, and alcohol. Taste of citrus fruits, pine, tobacco, rye, caramel malts, nuts, and light alcohol in the finish.
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum! Thank alot, this was a mothers day gift for my mom who loves rye beers. She was nice enough to give me a 4 oz. pour. She said it was a 5/5, no hesitation. Now for my take. Pours a clear caramel brown with an off-white head. Aroma is full of sweet caramel, rye and an undertone of caraway. Flavor is nice caramel with a nice spice and rye undertone. Quite delicious.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wax-covered bomber; thanks Alex!!! Dense brown with trace tan head; aromas of rye spice, hops and brown sugar; some creamy orange peels too; medium body with lots of hops and rye spice mixed with some chocolate; wow, this sucker is crazy dry in the finish; caramel, rye, bitter orange and dried fruit; a hefty barleywine flavor-wise but a pretty smooth drinker in the end; damn good stuff
HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Someone hooked me up with a nice pour on DLD2010. I was very excited to try this. Ruddy reddish pour, off-white head. Aroma is earthy, with noticeable herbal hop and rye notes. Flavor is spicy, fruity, some citrus. Very nice. Smooth and a pleasure to drink. Really digging the rye in this. Great beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MikeTD, thanks man. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Earthy body with a caramel and rye warming. Hints of toffee, some lightly spicy hop tones, rye and and a mild herbal finish. A nice adjunctive barely wine.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this twice before it was finished, once at the release (thanks to dm9831), split a bottle with my girlfriend, then enjoyed a bomber all on my lonesome. Nice pour, a reddish brown body with a short-lived tan head. The aroma had caramel & toffee, alcohol, peppery rye, fresh dough, and an earthy and herbal spiciness. It had a creamy mouthfeel, just a tad oily, with a peppery feeling left on the tongue. The flavor was rich with caramel and toffee, tempered by the alcohol, peppery rye, and a touch of citrus. The finish was sweet and had an earthy bitterness. Very nice sipper from Bryan Shimkos.
daknole (8851) - 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.