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RATINGS: 655   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Poured an opaque balck with a rocky lasting light tan head. Aroma is of burnt toast, fresh raosted coffee and spicy hops. Flavor starts out with a sweet burnt combonation then a light toffee and dry roasted peanuts. An herbal and spicy hop flavor is very apparent in the finish along with a moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (331) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
Poured from tap a reddy black with tan head and lace. Aroma of chocolate, espresso and roasted malts. Taste of chocolate, coffee, fig, with a hoppy bitterness. Creamy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a short lived white head. Aroma is chocolate, burnt, black licorice. Flavor is spicy, licorice, chocolate, dark fruit. Lingering dark chocolate, dark berries and ash. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (659) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black. Creamy tan head. Mild spicy aroma. Flavor has some spice, but more coffee and some chocolate. Some bitter, but drinks more like a stout. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours dark with ruby edges, off white head that reduces to a lacing ring. Mild rye nose. Taste is chocolate creams idle with a mild dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1589) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Really nice! Pours black with lots of tan frothy head and medium lacing. Nose is fruity and lots of espresso. Flavours of espresso, some nuts, dark fruit, lots of grassy bitterness. Taste med/big bitter med sweet. Full body lively carbonation. Lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1617) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2015
On tap. Served and black color with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, grain and bit of toffee. taste of grain, roasted malt, and nuts. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (768) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 22, 2015
Pours black with a mottled tan head. Some lacing. Nose is malty; notes of coffee and molasses. Taste is surprisingly bitter and hoppy after the nose. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Very nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenDover (214) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours pitch black, with a hint of red at the edges when held to the light, a and half-inch of very fine tan/brown foam. Aroma is very faint, some coffee and something sweet. Taste is spicy, hoppy, and just a tad bitter (and I mean that in a good way) - roasted coffee, maybe some dark chocolate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (520) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
Founders Black Rye fits in the mold of a stout with a spice kink. Almost no aroma rising from a dark pour and an adequate head. Taste has a nice mix of chocolate, coffee and toffee.with bit of a spice kick in the end. Black Rye is a nice drinking specialty grain beer that will have you thinking of a stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
N3lson1 (352) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
Drank from a sampler glass att he Electric City Craft Fest!! Pours black with little head. Aromas of rye and hops. Flavors of rye and malts.

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