adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler @ Exira Beer Summit IV, Day 2. Thanks to jcnielsen! Pours a deep brown appearance with a creamy brown head. Very roasty coffee, dark chocolate, spicy herbal, a bit floral aroma. Flavor is herbal and earthy with a touch of smoke, rye, chocolate, and caramel. Fair amount of earth. Not bad.
deyholla (5376) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear very dark brown with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has strong roasted malts with a hint of bitter hops. Flavor begins with dark grains and is joined by roasted malts and rye that finish rye.
jcnielsen (1309) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Free State. Pours a black color with tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasty aromas. Burnt, peppery, roasty, coffee, chocolate flavors.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was a fan of this beer. Dark, roasty, with a spicy character that is forefronted. Sweet through the middle.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep almost black with a large foamy tan head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, toffee, caramel and nuts. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, molasses, caramel, spicy rye notes, tobacco and roasted nuts. Really well done.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Guess not retired anymore. Comes a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, grain, and smoke. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, rye, smoke, and spice. Very nice, very drinkable.
Gregis (1276) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours black with burgundy highlights and a finger of creamy beige head that diminishes with time. The nose is of chocolaty malt and spicy rye...simple but pleasurable. Light to medium-bodied and slightly grainy it finishes with a spicy and lightly astringent finish. The flavor features a forward spicy rye note up front with an ashy, baker’s chocolate malt note in support. This is a solid session beer that highlights the use of rye better than most of the ryes that I have sampled. Having said that, that could be to its detriment, overall. If you aren’t particularly fond of rye, this one might be a bit too much for you.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: February 25, 2009
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head, spidery lace
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with a light spicyness and floral character
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, nice roasted character, light earthyness with the rye makes for a dry finish, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, via kp. Filled 11 days previous. Pour is clear cordovan, more towards the ruby side of the color. 1/4 inch beige head - ok lacing. Aroma of roasty maltiness, smoky peatiness and the rye. Taste is smoky charred malt, and a sharp grainy flavor. The rye is present in the finish and lingers really long. Perhaps longer than I would like. The peat also appears near the back. Palate is relatively flat, thin to medium, long rye finish as mentioned. Drinkable, and interesting beer. Thanks for bringing this to me Keith!
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the brewpub. Color is black, has a small khaki head. Aroma is clean German matls with light roast and a bit of effervescence (for me it is wheat but i guess its the rye). Taste has slight roast again which is offset by the effervescent rye again. Its a cool schwar (or it could be a stout, but I am thinking schwarz) with that side component of rye.