jkwalking05 (4334) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black in color with an average beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, rye bread, smoke, and coffee. Taste is of rye, cocoa, tobacco, and roasted malt.
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with thin dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Active carbonation. Mild lacing. Nose is mostly toasty malts and coffee. Tastes bittersweet throughout. Great balance of coffee bitter, cocoa, and liquorice. Creamy mouthful. Good beer.
gyllenbock (6204) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown with a medium head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, dark bread, some coffee and syrup. Soft and easy to drink. An ok beer although nothing spectacular.
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Black with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor is spicy rye, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, licorice, molasses and black pepper balanced by earthy bitter hops. Medium body with a soft creamy feel and a smooth lingering finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2922) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle from Lemon Tree. A rich, creamy pour like an oatmeal stout offers a back body with a thick cappuccino colored head. Smell has a bit of sweetened cocoa and licorice. Taste is bitingly spicy, thanks to the rye. Claimed earthy (English?) hops help to emphasize the malt. Tends to the try side like most of Left Hand’s stout formulations.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head. Rye and chocolate in the nose. Dark chocolate and rye flavors are strong. Best on of this series I’ve had
dkrep (14) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark black. Nice coffee nose with other dark notes. Makes for a great dessert alternative to a heavier stout. Would definitely drink again.
TimsRatings (421) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle.
Pours darkdarkdark with a thin film of caramel colored head. Mild aroma of malt. Taste is less mild, and pretty good. Touch of burnt coffee to go with the malt.
(Hard to specify as this is being tasted after having an absolutely delightfully raw Victory Dirt Wolf... Not a palate wrecker, but so different as to give the palate whiplash)
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574deadzone (1255) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown to black with a thin mocha head that leaves some light, spotty lace. Nose involves brown sugar, cola, dark bread, nuttiness, herbal and earthy hops, and licorice. Flavor is quite sweet with some bitterness. Light to medium bodied, oily if a bit thin, sticky, with a long crusty bread finish. A decent brew, but lacking depth and rye influence for me.
sjohnny (429) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Earthy, sweet, and slightly hoppy aroma. Pours dark black with a thick lasting light tan head. Roasty, toasty, earthy, nutty. A little burntness on the finish with a hint of hops bitterness. Not bad.