oh6gdx (18554) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (thanks Rosenbergh!). Amber colour, beige head. Aroma is rye, smoked wood, mild toasted, and peated notes. Flavour is sweet malts, mild rye, and some slight alcohol sweetness as well.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 01, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet caramel candy aroma, touch of vanilla
Flavor: sweet candied malt flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of peppery spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some rye, light biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some rye, light orange. Medium-full body, somewhat sticky, light acidity.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color, small beige head. Ryeish aroma. Medium-bodied. Rye, caramel, lots of alcohol in flavor. Aftertaste has caramel, burning alcohol and licorice.
bhensonb (8981) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Paula. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Rich malt aroma. Rye? Full bodied. Flavor is very rye. Itís mildly non-dry, but thereís enough hop and roast malt/rye to render it bitter. Seems nicely balanced, and itís very tasty.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cognac amber with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, a murky sweet malt with light boiled veggies, a bit of spices, weird. In mouth, a smooth chalky sweet malt, treacle, with grassy hops, light cheesy notes, not bad. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 10 2011.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is an intermingling of caramel malt, earthy hops and spicy, grainy rye. Full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is a melange of caramel, toffee and medium bitter hops with mild ethanol burn and an underpinning of crisp rye spiciness and graininess. Finishes spicy dry and warming. Finishes spicy, dry and warming. If you dig rye, this is quite nice.
Travlr (7975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky brown, thick tan head with good retention. Aroma of spiced brown. Read. Taste is extremely sweet raw brown bread dough coated with caramel.
Ratman197 (7609) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of rye, raisin, light carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rye, earthiness, toffee and light raisin with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering rye finish.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel and rye nose with a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with decent fullness and chewy sweet nutty notes with some herbal earthy rye flavor and a touch of peppery bitterness before a drier, slightly warming finish. Could use a little more hop flavor, but a fairly unique brew.