gripweed57 (592) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Bright dark amber color with a medium-sized beige head. Assertive bready malt nose hints at nutty and spicy. Tart toasted malt flavor with a biting crisp dry grainy character. Finish is bitter with herbal hops.
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma that smells like bread. Pours a rich brown color that has a tinge of red. Flavors of rye, raisins, spices, and roasted malts. Nice crisp mouth feel with a bitter finish. Nice spiced beer.
Bricks (579) - Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-wise, its above average. Not much head to speak of, but great dark brown color.
Aroma is excellent. Smells of roasted malt or maybe nuts.
Taste is great too, like a mild stout/brown ale.
Pretty carbonated, but suits this kind of beer well. This would make an awesome session beer.
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.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours dark and thin looking. A little fizzy, but no head. Nice aroma of slight coffee and spices. Taste fuller than it looks, but not a lot of flavor. So-So.
gschrade (525) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste burnt malt, Carmel. I thought this was so so. I would skip this down the road.
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AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
not diggin this brew. it’s not bad, just not much to my liking. comes off weak and not much ’backbone’. flavors going off in all directions.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick, off white foam floating above a crystal clear, copper red liquid with a steady stream of bubbles. Aroma of malt, rye bread. Spicey, rye flavor with a creamy mouthfeel full of malt. Hops balance this beer nicely but cannot make up for the lack of personality. A good beer but not very memorable.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Fairly light aroma, some light buttered popcorn, rye toast, and a minor woody hop. Had a good half bubbly, half cream off-white head on the pour, semi-translucent, and a reddish rust color. Different flavor from the aroma, spices, a wheat like presence, toasted barley, orange zest citrus, good linger with a prominent sweet grainy taste. Maybe nothing too special, but very enjoyable from my perspective.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from TC Craft. Copper colored pour with a thick white head that dissipates a bit but still hangs around and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is bready & slightly hoppy with a bit of rye. The flavor brings out the rye and the hops and leaves a slightly bitter hops finish on your tongue.