deyholla (6989) - 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.
phaleslu (6812) - 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.
j12601 (6769) - 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.
arminjewell (6419) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour big thanks to maximum12/Craig for the pour! Nice clear red pour with thin white head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, some spice, nice rye notes in there, touch of vanilla, slight cherry notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of caramel and toffee, some vanilla, caraway and rye spice, hints of sweet slight oxidized cherry, finishes fairly dry. Pretty nicely done, a bit one dimensional overall but good.
after4ever (6251) - 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.
drowland (6156) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/25/12. Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Hazy amber pour with a very small ring of khaki head. Sweet caramel aroma with brown sugar and slight fruitiness. Richer, sweeter flavor with more sugar and fruits. Nice!
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A basic sweet and rye beer with all the focus on rye. Pleasant sweet rye beer
How: Bottle 22oz, beige wax. Consumed fresh, approximately 2 months after bottling, eartly 2011 batch. Bottle sent to me by FullObs, thanks a lot Brett
The look: Clear copper body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is caramel and a fresh slice bakery rye bread. Taste is slightly toasted rye bread crust, cooked caramel, mild old-school C-hops-like hopping. When I closed my eyes and forget about the style and color of the beer I could actually taste milk chocolate. Sweetness sensation is a bit higher than I would have liked. Alsohol is well hidden. I was hopping for some kind of cranked up Founders Reds Rye but that’s not what I got. This is a big caramelized rye beer, it could have used more hops that work so well with rye beers. I’m a sucker for a rye-based beer so I did enjoy this beer but I must say I expected a bit more. I like rye beer and I like Flossmoor so when I heard about that beer I said to myself “That Hi-Fi sounds good”.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks to thirdeye11, pours a rusty amber color with a nutty, sculpting clay aroma, flavor is plain nutshell and whiskey, thought the BB version brought out a lot more depth of flavor
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of thirdeye 11. Clear amber color/ beige head. Mild caramel, seedy, spicy aromas. Medium bodied. Bitter, dry caramel, astringent, nutty flavors--just ok.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from the release (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a very dark brownish red, red edges, with a decent offwhite head that dies to a decent film that clings and laces ok. Darker. Aromas are a plethora of rye malts, rye bread, citrusy and floral hops, a good bitter nose. Initial is rye malts, malty up front, a touch of cocoa, bread, caramel, not overly sweet, toasty, a bit of a thicker body, a touch of caraway, truly rye bread with a bit of caramel sweetness in a glass. Heavier body, good floral hops but not as bitter on the palate in taste. This beer is tasty, fruity and a bit jammy on the nose, full. Full on the palate, tasty, a lot of rye. Not bad, but not as great as I expected.