madmitch76 (18664) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
23rd October 2011
Hazy dark red - amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Light palate, dry. Tangy fruits - dark cherry, raspberry and some dark berry fruits. Dry finish. Trace of rye spice. A curious beer, not quite had anything like this before. Like the tangy fruits but where is the dark malt.
bhensonb (12601) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very darkly ruddy brown with a very temporary 4 finger foamy beige head. Strong aroma. Lots of activity - rye/coffee - hop. Almost burns the nose (foam breaking up rapidly). Med body. Dark malt. Chocolate note. Some hop. I can taste rye, but itís like this is supposed to actually be a porter. Bottoms out with something herbally hoppy - but not very many IBUs. Strange and interesting. Iíd drink it again.
argo0 (12374) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Large beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, rye, some coffee, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light rye, vinous. Effervescent medium body.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vinegar, grain, and raisins. Flavor of roasted malt, sourness (infection), rye, raisins, nuts, caramel, and plum.
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-10-02. Very dark brown body with a large foamy tan head that fades. 3+ Dusty malt aroma, sweet caramel malt notes. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry toasty malt up front, sweet malt middle has pleasant caramel accents and toasty rye malt accents. Minerally touches around the edges, partly due to the high carbonation. Smooth average plus palate has a lot of carbonation. Decent, sort of brown ale like. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo
3fourths (8642) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. effervescent with cola-sized head bubbles. musty dried corn husk, malt vinegar and egg shell dirty phenolic nose. highly effervescent, fizzy, syrupy, thin and lifeless. candy chew and dried fruit, it seems to resemble cola and malzbier. obvious faults.
deyholla (8355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep brown with a slight red hue and a large tan head that dissipates rather slowly. Aroma is full of sweet roasted malts with caramel and coffee. Flavor is a bit more tame with roasted malts and coffee with a bit of underlying caramel.
phaleslu (7670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place- kudos to Paul for getting some New Zealand beers in this year. Pours a dark brown color with a massive, foamy beige head that sticks for a surprisingly long time, given the bubbly consistency. Aroma of rye, coffee, dusty grains, earth, toast, roasted dark and chocolate malts, and dried leaves. Flavor of rye, coffee, roasted malts, earth, rust, faint leafy hops that show up halfway through and depart quickly, chocolate, and minerals. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a roasty, spicy, mineral mouthfeel. Dry finish. Unusual beer but not bad.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4018-20111002] Bottle. Smoked leafy grains aroma has a bit of a roasty nut undertone. Slightly hazy, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Coffee nut roast flavour has a light bitter leaf background and finishes with a stronger coffee roast note. Medium-full body. Good, bit much for a pint though. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4~
slowrunner77 (7284) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"a foamer, even with a very gentle pour. pretty straight forward light porter-type ale. not a lot of depth, thin body. still has some nice roasted malt characteristics, and you can taste and smell the rye, but itís pretty subtle. i was hoping for better..."