Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, good head, lots of lacing, medium body. First sip is bitter and reminds of toasted dark rye bread. While rye does not last long, bitterness does. Easy and enjoyable to drink in cold weather. Pretty good.
screigh (559) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark copper color with a small head. I can smell the rye but cannot taste it. Taste is a bit tart and a little dry. I even get the slightest hint of tobacco in the flavor. While this isn’t mind blowing it is very decent and differnt from what I would have thought a "winter" would be.
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.
DWestrick (557) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in chicago. Great color and great winter style. Smooth and quite an impressive beer. Goose island did a great job once again.
sawbuck (549) - 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.
salvaticas (540) - - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Very mild brownish ale. Smooth palate with a subtle brown taste. Not bad
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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.
stevencon (517) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with white head. Light grainy rye and toffee aroma. Similar taste with a bit of a sour mash rye finish. This beer is medium body dark full of flavor and low alcohol, I want more.
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 (504) - 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.