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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This beer will surprise you with a big hop flavor and a toasty sweet aroma. Pours black from the chocolate and de-bitterized black rye malts. This ale is medium bodied and is well flavored with hints of toffee, nutty undertones and a dry crisp finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (808) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours deep, dark ruby when backlit. Aroma of pine, cocoa, toffee, citrus, pepper. Flavor of cocoa, molasses, roasty, coffee, chocolate, woody, peppery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (470) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pours deep dark black with a tan head. Aroma is spicy rye grain, cedar, light pine, burnt coffee. Flavor is roasted rye malt, cocoa, nuts, cacao, spicy pine/floral hop. Medium body, fairly dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1431) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aroma of roast, burned rubber; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (974) - USA - FEB 8, 2015
Black with a thin tan lacing of head. Aroma is cocoa with a bit of sharp rye. Flavor is rich cocoa malt with a bit of sharp bitterness from the rye. Full bodied, almost sweet but balanced by bitterness at the end. Wife: 3.8

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (745) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small brownish head. Aroma is of rye, and a very roasty malt aroma. Taste starts off with a bitter hop taste. The bitterness quickly disappears behind a big roasted malt character. The finish is all rye. After a few sips, the rye becomes very prominent. There’s also a very slight sugary taste underneath everything else. As it warms, it tastes more boozy. It’s. A very tasty beer, but I can’t see myself drinking more than one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (206) - - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle pours a very dark brown with a reddish hue, thin off white head, and thin oily lacing. Aromas of toasted rye, coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate. Flavor is a nice roasted and hop bitter that lingers. Very tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4808) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a deep caramel brown-black. Big beige head. Sweet in your face rye aroma. Sweet and sugary, a true chocolate rye beer all the way. Too sweet for me, the rye just is overbearing to me. A quality made offering, nice body...the flavors just aren’t what I’m seeking. I really wish rye would disappear from the brew world. That said, this one is OK, grew on me. Specialty malt sugary sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (601) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours out black with a medium lasting brown head, some lacing throughout. Aroma is of dark roasted malt, and good dose of rye. Taste same as aroma with some moderate amount of hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with a good carbonation. Finish is sweet mildly roasted dark malt and rye flavor with some moderate amount of dry hopped bitterness, has lingering dark malt and rye ending. Overall a very good flavorful brew. drink up

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (153) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Poured from a12 oz bottle. Aroma a little sweet, with a touch of citrus hop. Dark color with a reddish tint. Right beige head, lingers pretty well, with good lacing. Full bodied, with smooth mouthfeel. Notice bitterness at first taste, but then blends nicely with roast flavor. Don’t really notice rye.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2015
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