arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish pour with white head, aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, hints of slight nuts, hints of spice, earth, slight chocolate powder. Taste is a nice mix of slight cardboard, chocolate, hints of vanilla, toffee, hints of rye, finishing fairly bitter, rye in there, slightly dry.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Cereal grain and malty aroma and taste with a sweet spice finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Dry spiced, rye, seeds, chewy tawny nutty tones with some more rye. Dry nutty with a light spiced profile. Nice.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice Christmas in a glass look -- rich and deeply red with a solid head. The aroma is bountiful, rife with robust malt and a hint of winter spice. But this drinks quite evenly, without abashedness, certainly sessionable for th Noel season. (#3774, 12/25/2009)
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE: brown pour, tan/offwhite head. Aroma of grain, light malt, almost some Belgian character to the nose. Taste was mild citrus, spice, rye. I really enjoyed this.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml. -Deep amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, mild caramel nutty nose. Moderate malty, caramel and bitter hops with light roasty notes. Pleasant soft hoppy finish. Not bad at all.
mabel (5364) - 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)
Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at the Clybourn brewpub after FoBAB 2008. It poured a deep chestnut body with a bubbly head that produced little of any lace. The aroma is mildly hoppy (floral) and toasty. I didn’t really catch the rye in here. It tasted of toasted whole wheat bread with dark malt and a balancing bitterness. Not really impressive, but I was probably jaded after the day at the festival.
swoopjones (5250) - 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
lusikka (5175) - 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.