Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear amber, small light brown head.
very hoppy and dark caramelly and dark malty aroma.
flavor is dark caramelly, malty with a great balance of sweet and dry hops.
really liked this one.
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by BrewEngingeer at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a clear plum color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of rye, toffee and an earthy finish. The taste is sweet toffee notes, bitter rye and a faintly hoppy finish. Medium-full bodied. One of the hits of the tasting for me, easily. Damn good beer. Thanks James!
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brownish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of rye, some earthiness, and dark fruits. Tastes of rye, the same eartiness, chocolate, and dark fruits.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Hi-Fi Rye
Date: August 20, 2011
Appearance: cloudy amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of fruityness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, balancing earthyness, touch of candy, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
daknole (10847) - 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.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Clear, dirty orange ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aromatic highlights are spicy rye malt, sweet-rich caramel malt and citrus-fruity hops. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor furnishes a boatload of hop and rye spiciness, lupulin bitterness and plenty of caramel malt sweetness to balance things out a touch. This one still leans toward the bitter side when all is said and done. Lengthy, bittersweet finish… the bitterness lingers a long, long time.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Chicago with TheAlum. Thanks Adam! 2011 vintage. Pours a murky dark orange appearance with little head. Fairly spicy, caramel, a bit oxidized, a touch fruity aroma. Fairly rich spicy rye, light toffee, mild molasses, a bit fruity, herbal flavor. Very smooth for the abv.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
j12601 (9549) - 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.
phaleslu (9296) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from pantanap- thanks, Kan! Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white ring for a head. Aroma of rye, wheat, caramel, dried apricot, spice, and citrus. Flavor of toffee, frosted flakes, dry grains, rye, brown sugar, dried and dark fruit, and pepper. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, dry, and spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really good barley wine and the rye element adds some nice spice for complexity.