freeofthoughts (674) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with hint of red. Unique aroma of musty rye and roasted grains, the rye mixing interestingly with the hops. The flavor is rich and interesting. Dark roast with bittersweet chocolate and coffee tones but with an earthy peppery rye that makes the grain bill angled quite a bit towards the rye. The hops are in there but they settle into the richness of the grain, adding some spice and nice herbal balance. The sweetness of the malt overcomes and the carbonation is soft and easy. Started out strange, got really good by the end.
UDBeernut (1902) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours deep opaque black,tan head that leaves spotty lacing. chocolate andmlots of rye in the nose. taste has a rye base layer that is earthy, chocolate, pitted fruits. solid body.
alliance100 (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle - pours a dark brown . Herbal hop aromas . Some roast with a good hop strike and some citrus bitterness from the rye . Interesting beer .
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Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and rye notes. The flavor is similar with some heavy chocolate, rye and roasted malt notes. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (10342) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, light rye and light smoke. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, rye, and bitter chocolate with a smooth dry lingering bitter chocolate finish.
Stuu666 (4140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Sweet chocolate nose, dry bitter chocolate roast taste, bitter coffee.
allmyvinyl (4494) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste has a good roasty bitterness and chocolate sweetness, something nutty too. Finishes caramel sweet, but good.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee on the nose straight away and then the hops kick in. Coffee and oatmeal on the palate then a deep nutty kick, chocolate, caramel and a hoppy bitterness completes the taste range. Liked it
McNeillR (1392) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkest brown, oddly grey brown decent foamy dissipating head. Nutty, dark choc nose. Chunky fairly thick mouthfeel and lovely melted roast choc and a nice lick of hazelnut. There’s a bitterness from faltering hops, nice lightly toasted finish. Very sweet but desserty finish.
Bottle, Black Friday Tasting
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home...deep black ...thin tan head ...soft dry chocolate roast ... light bitter roast malt nose ... dark roast ... light bitter hop ... quite hoppy ... sweet roast .. chewy roast ... but too charcoal ...