weihenweizen (2626) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with small off-white head. Aroma is strong herbal/pine hops, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and pretty good small bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops, pine hops, some rye, and bitter finish. This is more black IPA than rye for me and this good for what it is, but is not for me.
Tstamba (622) - Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to a pint. Pours black with tan head. Beautiful hop aroma with citrus and pine. Flavor balanced with sweet toffee malt... Delicious!!!
HeadyDE (658) - Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour from bottle..not the freshest bottle so might impact things..small tan mocha head..nose is toasted nuts,black licorice, anise, rye grain..taste follows suit..interesting..comes across as a mix between a porter and black ipa.pretty smooth nice flavor..some spice from the rye on the end with a solid lingering finish that has that chocolate presence for sure..would be great with chocolate sweets..
Turboninja (342) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@hotel, from Vintner Wine Market, NYC, USA. Medium, slightly bitter aroma of licorice, coffee and sweeter dark berries. Pitch black color with medium, creamy, light beige head. Medium/strong aroma of roasted rye malts, coffee, and hint of licorice. Medium balanced with wide/medium taste spectrum and long roasted aftertaste. Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Overall, very tasty with a plus from using rye, thought lacks a bit of body.
PotjeBier (2273) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle @ home. Didnít notice it when I bought it but it was already a year old... Black color. Big rocky beige head, with some lace. Aromaís: resin, roast, drop/laurel/bay leaves, light sweet. Retronasal itís resin, laurel/bay leaves, drop. Flavor is moderate bitter, droppy, light sweet, with light acidity on the back of the tongue. Medium bodied. Long ashy finish. Still pretty good, but need to score a fresh bottle sometime.
zeke626 (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a black body with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, and rye. Taste is similar, although the rye is more pronounced. The hops definitely show up near the back of the palate with a very dry finish.
WillRunForBeer (1812) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from NEWS. Was 1 per person on the shelf. Didnít look at the date... Bad purchasing decision. Bottle date 12/06/14. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, hamster cage. Flavor isnít too bad... Burnt caramel, some rye spice, pine bitter in the finish. Will find a fresh bottle and re-rate.
juiceisloose (1255) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown and nearly black in color and topped by a nice layer of khaki colored foam that shows good retention and slowly fades to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, dark rye malts, earthy roast, toffee, spicy rye, hints of smoke, and pine hop bitterness on the back end. The flavor follows with the dark chocolate, dark rye malts, and earthy roast up front to go with the toffee, spicy rye, burnt wood, and smoke. Pine and citrus hops add ample bitterness on the back end and keeps things balanced. Medium bodied and smooth on the mouthfeel with ample carbonation that leads to a bitter, roasted chocolate finish. Similar to a black IPA with the added rye and a wide range of flavors. Interesting and really good.
DocJitsu (1483) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. A clean lightly citrus nose with a sharper dark roast malt note underneath. Smooth mouthfeel with some bite on the rear of the palate. Ample bitterness at the finish. Dark roast malt competes with an equally hoppy profile.
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate and rye. Flavor is semi sweet chocolate start with a coffee finish and a good bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Rye comes through as well. solid