JohnnyJ (4361) - 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 (1429) - 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 (955) - 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 (1797) - 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 (5812) - 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 (5458) - Indiana, 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.
mike67 (788) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with medium lasting, off-white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of bready, toasted malt and spicy, grassy hops. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is toasted malt, spicy rye, herbal, grassy hops and hints of coffee. Finish is long and dry. Tangy, spicy, not bad brew.
Krygh (17) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definite malt forward aroma with rye noticeable. Slight toasty nose with a slight spicy hop aroma. Brilliantly clear dark amber with a quickly dissipating tab head.
The rye is the immediate impression in the flavor profile, then the hops. The malty bouquet takes a back seat.
The medium mouthfeel dries quickly and the rye - hop combination is assertive, borderline astringent.
My favorite aspect of this beer is the aroma. To much rye and hops for my taste.
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RedSox2004 (1253) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium dark brown with a very nice creamy head and outstanding lace. Aromas of toffee, raisin, plum and doughy bread. Caramel malt sweetness up front with highlights of rye, spices, raisin, pumpernickel bread and mild leafy hops. Medium body and carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, and a subtle sweetness in the finish.
Slipstream (2026) - USA - JAN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty aroma, and a dark pour with a layer of light suds on top. The taste is pretty good - amber-like astringency balanced by some sweetness, with a little coffee and molasses. Surprisingly complex, and a little like a brown ale.