Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey. Dark maroon brown, large thick tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of chocolate syrup. Nice.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, rye, toffee, cocoa, and toasted bread. Flavor of rye, toasted bread, caramel, baking cocoa, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear dark brown body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, rye, some bittersweet chocolate, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some bittersweet chocolate, rye. Smooth medium body, some acidity, fairly drinkable. Put it among some black IPAs and it’d fit right in. But whatever style it is, it’s pretty tasty -- hats off to the homebrewer who developed the recipe.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours really dark brown with a foamy, clingy 4 finger beige/tan head. Aromas of dark malt and some hop. Medium plus body with lots of foamy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy. The rye harshness, sorry other rye lovers, is present, there’s a strong hint of coffee/chocolate, and there’s a lot of hop bitter. Love rye. Love hops. Love this.
Tmoney99 (11085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malty, earthy and rye aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark toasted bittersweet flavor with medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Heavy Seas Letter of Marque
Date: September 05, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: dark brown with ruby edges, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, rich chocolate, fruity sweetness, rye spicyness, light smokeyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry rye, light fruityness, touch of roasted bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A red copper ale with a thick moka head. In aroma, a nice fruity hops with treacle and caramel. In mouth, a smooth DIPA with oily biscuitty malt, orange pulp, pinhey c-hops, all very nice and classy. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, light head. Very roasty, spicy, hoppy aroma and some bitter coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor is quite bitter(hops), spicy(rye) and some coffee and very bitter chocolate. Almost a peppery note to it.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of toasted rye with some roast and caramel tastes of rye, caramel, spicy, and chocolate.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle form Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 6/28/11. Pours a reddish brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, rye, minty and floral hop notes. The taste is Kind of an odd leathery, minty taste, if that makes any sense. Almost like menthol. Some roast and herbal notes in there as well. Medium bodied. Weird beer, and I’ll be drinking it rather quickly.