Ughsmash (7326) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Goose Clybourn. Poured medium reddish-brown with a creamy cap of beige head. The aroma was light and sweeter with caramel on the front and more vegetal-"inspired" notes toward the back.. spicage was mild and I didn’t pick up any rye in the nose.. grassy and hay accents. The flavor found sweet caramel and lighter fruity notes surrounded by a touch of rye, black pepper, and brighter wheaty notes.. organic feel on the finish.. didn’t like it so much. Lighter-bodied-plus with too much carbonation and too little emphasis on the rye.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a thin ring of spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of semi-sweet toasty grainy rye notes with some English hops and light grapefruity character. Starts with average fullness and a light malty sweetness with some toasted caramel and spicy rye notes before a grassy hoppy, lightly citric finish. Pretty smooth and drinkable.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3682-20110416] 355mL bottle. Popcorn aroma has lightly toasted caramel malt note. Clear, dark amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Toasted bread crusts flavour has a sweet bread crumb note to it. Medium body. Drinkable, interesting underlying dimension. (7/3+/7+/3/15) 3.5
(c/o RadekKliber, w/ him, jerc, JoeMcPhee)
lusikka (6946) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle @ O’Hara’s.
Pours a dark brown colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of dried fruits and toasted malts. Flavour of dried fruits, nuts, bread, toasted malts and hops. Medium bodied and a thin mouthfeel. Bitterish finish. Easy and pleasant.
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm, 13 Dec 2011) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dark bread, dark fruit, prunes, raisins and slightly spicy yeast aromas. Malty, fruity taste with notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and a mild spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slightly sweetish. Quite enjoyable.
Plovmand (6843) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a medium off white head. The aroma is light roasted, dark fruit, light molasses and light hops. The flavour is light roasted with notes of nuts, bread and some dark fruit.
laiti (6824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35,5 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Rated on 22.01.2011
Aroma is somewhat malty with chocolate and some metallic notes. Flavour is also malty with semi‐dark chocolate, some coffee, hints of hay and metallic notes. Drinkable.
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium brown with a decent, off-white head. Chewy slightly sweet, cereal malts, tart fruit and a big, bitter finish. Good, but not particularly mild.
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY> Medium caramel chestnut pour. Caramel malt, light roastiness, cereal grain iness in the aroma. Taste is rye bitterness, light fruit, caramel malt, some very light notes of christmas. Nice sessionable holiday beer. I like it
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with a thin off white head. Light spicy rye aroma with some light sweeter notes. The flavor is well balanced. Rye notes are up front, but don’t dominate. A light caramel sweetness, with some nice spicy hop notes. A very solid sessionable winter seasonal.