nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Deep, murky amber-brown. Nice lively head that dies down after a minute or two. Mellow sweet malt, borwn sugar aroma. Rich and sweet, full bodied. Deep caramel and nut flavors, with a very pleasantly bitter, orange-vanilla undertone in the finish. The rye does give it a slightly odd taste, but also imparts a festive quality, which is nice in the winter. Better than I expected it to be for sure.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as an extra in trade from FlssmrBrewer. Thanks! Pours a clear dark maroon with short lived beige head. Smell is dark caramel and mild rye. Taste is smooth and balanced with a malty caramel and rye flavor with a very light balancing bitterness. Still leans a touch sweet which is a nice change from the hoppy rye beers I tend to see. Enjoyable beer.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
malty, dark reddish brown pour with a small white head. spices. caramel. bread
Dredd (686) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well crafted beer, sweet toffee malts in the aroma, great rubycopper colour. Flavour is mainly sweet toffee malt with some breadiness that finishes with some great biterness.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t really notice the rye. Malty, carmally, fairly weak on flavor and boring.
6ROW (400) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown pour with small off white head. great change to the normal winter ale.great use of rye.
Block (1313) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red-brown pour with an off white head. Faint aroma of pale malts. Flavor of caramel, some roasted malts and spices.
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color with a thin off white/tan head. Left lots of lacing. Smell is of sweet malts and a hint of rye spiciness and a faint hopps aroma.Very good taste. There is a hop bitterness to start before giving way to the mild caramel malts.Very smooth and drinkable. Carbonation is just right.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Tap. Super easy to drink. This beer is one that I could drink tons of at a bar. Nice malty flavor and aromas with a dash of rye. Great flavors and aromas without being overpowering or heavy. Medium-light crisp palate. 7,4, 7, 4, 15 = 3.7
Bottle. Pours to a dark ruby brown body with a very thin sheen white head and nice spotty lacing. The aroma is very heavy rye malts and cascade-like hops. The flavor is a ton of rye bread and a nice mild chocolate malt. Some subtle cascade-like hops. Really balanced/blended flavors. The palate has that rye feel. It is medium bodied and very clean. 7, 4, 8, 3, 15 = 3.7
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at three Cellars on Goose Island Night. Aroma was mild sweet caramel malt,little hints of hopping,flavor was slightly sweet caramel malting and that distinct zing of rye. I’m surprised that previous reviews ween’t tasting the rye,because it jumped out at me. Pleasant tasting malt,a perky hop and rye boost,very nice brew