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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1568) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head and aroma of rye and hops. Taste is bitter, lots of hoppy notes, grapefruit and citrus along with rye, malt, and chocolate into the bitter, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4005) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle courtesy cwsample. Pours a dark brown to reddish color. Tan head. Roasty sweet nose, caramel, rye. Flavor is rye bread, sweet, and quite roasty. Some coffee. Some light hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
Pours black with medium size head. Aroma of roasted malt , coffee , some bread and citrus hoppy notes. Roasted caramel , nuts and coffee in taste . Decent mix of hoppy and roast bitterness in the finish .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1277) - Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
Quite black. Smells like pumpernickel bread. Tastes bready as well. Somewhat cutting. Decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (883) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2015
16 oz draft pours a black color with a small tan head. Aromas of spicy malt, coffee, light hops. Medium bodied, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bennetporter (260) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
Pours black from a bottle. Aroma is burnt toffee, flavor is bitter, with walnuts, dry rye flavor. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (684) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Great balance of hops and malt on this rye beer, very easy to drink, despite its abv.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (415) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2015
This beer pours a dark brown, almost black with a medium sized khaki head that had good retention and left a good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma nutty, malty, coffee, and rather roasty. However, I do not really pick up the rye in the aroma. The taste is charred malts, nuttiness, some hop bitterness but I expected more. I did not really pick up the rye in this beer. The mouthfeel is on the medium to heavy side.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1020) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pours a nice black with a tan head. Aroma is roasty and yeasty. Flavor is hoppy and roasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2015
If this is supposed to be a brown ale, its one of the best I’ve had. Roasted quality abounds, lots of chocolate, some pepperyness, a little residual sweetness quickly dampened by its bitter aftertaste.


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