hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, rye bread, roast, and floral. Tastes of chocolate, rye, roast, and light coffee.
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Opaque black body with a short light tan head that forms a soft coating with a messy big bubbled ring.
Aroma: The aroma smells of milk chocolate and rye, slightly spicy and slightly sweet with a slight chalkiness to it and a whiff of roasted malts. This smells pretty lovely actually.
Taste: The flavor is nicely balance with a piney bitterness, rye and semi-sweet chocolate. Nothing really stands out more than the next, this just drinks nicely with the flavors harmoniously working together. The finish has a slightly chalky chocolate flavor that’s enjoyable. I actually really enjoy this.
Palate: Slightly chewy, near full-bodied, with mild to moderate carbonation.
Overall: I was not expecting to like this very much. I generally don’t like hoppy stouts and I’m not really a fan of rye, but this marries the characteristics of each in the best way possible.
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle the size of fat pigeon .. . Pours a dark brown .. Table leg foam .. . Mild roast and deep grain . . Solid on all points just not interesting
.. . . These eggs have yellow eyes
JBPortland (460) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 22oz bottle pours deep rich chestnut brown with medium head. Nose is roasty cocoa and earthy bitter milky chocolate. Taste is creamy bitter cocoa and some dusty coffee, slightly thin mouthfeel. Finish is bitter malty chocolate with some hop notes, cream, with malt sweetness. Solid.
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. medium bodied black pour. Lots of roasted maltiness upfront, undderlying coffee & chocolate. rye seems to tke aback seat to stout aspects here. Nice stout
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Mikkeller Bar, CPH
Dark opaque black color, steady beige head. Hayish and toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Some citrus, taosted notes, feels more like black IPA than stout.
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 0.65l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. This is a deep dark brown one - near black in the glass and it has a small bubbly beige top that’s only leaving minimal lacings down the sides. The nose is minty, some chocolate, still coffee, espresso and chocolate cake frosting. Nice! It has a soft carbonation level and a thin oily mouthfeel. Really nice flavors. Some herbal coffee, chocolate and cocoa nibs. Lingering in the aftertaste. Quite a nice one! Actually, I haven’t had a bad or boring beer in way to long now. 15.06.2013
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at 2013 GTMW, pours black with a nice light brown head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma was pretty sweet with a good amount of chocolate and coffee coming through, the rye wasn’t very noticeable to me on the nose but was really present in the flavor, sweet chocolate front end with spice and rye in the finish with some hops in there as well, pretty different but enjoyable.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown with a khaki head. Aroma is hoppy and rye forward. A bit spicy and earthy.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really impressive stout from Half Acre. Pours very thick and oily (8.3 degrees baume, natch) with a thin but bubbly brown head. Rye finish adds some slight spice, generously hopped as the label promises. Delicious!
_angst_ (2370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours brownish black with a creamy and frothy moch head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, charred wood, vanilla fudge, toffee and moist soil. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, dark roast coffee, charred wood, bitter chocolate, pine needles, salty liquorice candy and hints of vanilla fudge. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tiny astringent, tiny round and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, ash, bitter chocolate, charred wood and burnt cookies.