sawbuck (130) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep brown color....spicy molasses aroma...sweet up front with a hearty finish. Nice.
hockeybeerguy (212) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a dark amber and gives more of a dark black to brown body. An inch of white foamy head appears and dies to a half centimeter while leaving some nice speckled lacing coating the upper part of the pint glass. The smell has caramel and fruit up front with a bit of nuts in the background. The taste is the same adding a bit of breadiness to it. The mouthfeel is light to medium with a dry finish. This is a very drinkable beer. Overall, this is a solid beer for its style, but just mediocre to me.
bnielsen13 (107) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish orange in color with a tan head. Chocolate, toffee, spicy rye aroma. Carmel, bready, spicy flavor. Okay beer.
podey (489) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aromas of bread and malt and hay. Taste is of malt and rye with a bit of a metallic finish.
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JohnnyJ (3531) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear amber pour, with an off-white head. Bready, light rye notes, fruit, and hay. Fairly light beer, with nothing overly interesting going on. Meh.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA. Light brown/amber with frothy offwhite head. Aroma: bread and malt. Taste: bitter and metallic, some malt and dry rye. Looks and smells good, taste not so much.
scarletfire65 (734) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Bottle at home. Clear deep amber pour. Minimal head. Aroma is toasty malts, rye, herbal hops. Light bodied with high carbo. Simple flavors of roasted malts, spicy rye, red fruits, grassy hops. The finish is bitter, crisp, and spicy. Good platform for the rye. Nice light winter seasonal.
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into glass, super dark red pour, thin white head..pungent aroma, some prune and chocolate hints, bitter finish, pretty decent overall
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown color with a big beige head. Malty aroma with rye, caramel, biscuits, toasted bread, some graininess and light fruity notes.. Sweet malty flavor, caramelly and toasty, with rye spiciness, a faint fruity hint and a somewhat bitter finish with some minerally/earthy/metallic notes. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.
b3shine (2233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a semi-transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells of caramel malt, dark fruit, and dough. Tastes like it smells with a nice rye tingle. A decent winter ale.