GlassBrass440 (309) - Christchurch, - APR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The color is almost black but when held to the light its true clear mahogany identity shows through. The snow white head lingers momentarily before being swallowed by the darkness beneath. Aroma starts like a traditional Roggenbier with lots of rye right off the bat but then the hops kick in and take it to another level of complexity with the citrus and pine playing a nice accompaniment to the rye. An astringent bitterness starts the flavor but rounds out to a northwest hop profile with a dry rye character keeping it grounded. The finish is dry with a lingering astringency. This is much more bitter than your typical pale ale and is closer to what I would call an IIPA, though no one style captures the entirety of this beer. A for originality and C+for execution.
tompete (255) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark ruby with a lacy beige head. Aroma a strongly sweet malty with some spicy hops. Flavour is toasty and bitter. Body is moderately thick. Finish is surprisingly almost dry and not sticky. A lasting broad bitterness.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Surprisingly dark reddish amber, off white head. Spicy and malty, bready yeast, caramel, hints of raisins, a kiss of soft fruity hops. Nice.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to drowland for share. Excellent rye DIPA. Maybe he only rye DIPA I've had. Murky Amber. Hops and rye bread in aroma and taste. Pleasantly balanced. Dank, piney, and spicy. Good.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/29/14. 16oz can from the Milan Hy Vee. Deep brown amber pour with a nice enough khaki head and good lacing. Nice hop aroma, fruity, a little dank, pine, a bit of spice. Rich flavor, rye coming through quite a bit, definitely hitting me as rye bread, hoppy, dank a bit, fruity. Surprisingly tasty.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
÷extreme canned bÆst of a rew offered via flair. sweet prune juice, raisins, figs. fig newton offered. taste brings for some soft fruity rumcake booze notes cut by a dry resin pine hop presence. like a hopped up dark barley wine. nice body. booze somewhat welcome component to this beer. don’t really care for any of the parts of this beer (bitter resiny hops, booziness, fig newton/ prune sweetness) but together this highboost beer is somewhat chugeable. better than expected. closed.extreme canned bÆst of a rew offered via flair. sweet prune juice, raisins, figs. fig newton offered. taste brings for some soft fruity rumcake booze notes cut by a dry resin pine hop presence. like a hopped up dark barley wine. nice body. booze somewhat welcome component to this beer. don’t really care for any of the parts of this beer (bitter resiny hops, booziness, fig newton/ prune sweetness) but together this highboost beer is somewhat chugeable. better than expected. closed.
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty good. too malty for my tastes. My brother brought it to me cause he lives in rock island so its a local thing. Dark, almost stouty color. flavor starts off as a stout would, finishes a little cleaner with the flavor of the hops. very boozy, perhaps one of the booziest beers ive ever tried.
cards04 (2472) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great beverage. Aroma are fruity citrus and even some tropical fruit. Dark brown pour with off white head and tonnes of lacing. Flavors are earthy and malty. Even a bit fruity. Resinous and pine sap finish that lingers a long time. Excellent.
OscarFalls (52) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great rye taste in an ultra dark beer. It's like a midnight trip down the Mississippi under the light of a fullish sort of moon.
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Spiff94 (20) - Glendale, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a pint can. Pours a dark brown, with a creamy tan head. Rye and hop spiciness dominates the aroma. Moderate roastiness, with subtle citrus and pine flavors. Very creamy mouthfeel, like a cask conditioned ale. Overall, a nice cold weather beer.
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jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can sampled at a tasting. From notes. Lots of roasty notes with a little citrus. Interesting combination, but I dont know if it really works.