oh6gdx (24925) - 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.
Travlr (20945) - 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.
TBone (15940) - 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 (13856) - 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. It’s mildly non-dry, but there’s enough hop and roast malt/rye to render it bitter. Seems nicely balanced, and it’s very tasty.
argo0 (13021) - 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.
Ratman197 (12962) - 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.
Lubiere (12704) - 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.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Ashbrooke Liquor Outlet in Morgantown, WV. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized fizzy offwhite head. Decent head retention. Aroma of rye, caramel and floral hops. The taste is strong rye notes, caramel, toasted malts, apple and other fruit notes. Medium bodied. Very slight alcohol warmth. Nice beer.
kp (10884) - 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
hopscotch (10557) - 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.