daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown pour, small tan head. Sweet malts jump out quicky followed by some yeast, fruit and spices. The falvor is pretty good. Brown sugar, honey, milk chocolate and the smoothness is nice. Oakes says its from the Rye, so it must be!
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
We get Left Hand and Terrapin beers in Miami but couldn’t get this one...go figure. Hazy chestnut colour. Low carbonation and little if any head. Some chocolate and nuts. Lots of sweetness. Big, fairly soft body. Brown sugary sweetness. Chocolatey, a little crackery and dry. Rye is evident in the mouthfeel.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Some roasted malt and rye bread in the aroma. Touch of piney hops with a good dose of bitter rye and coffee. Fairly simple but tasty.
hbchrist (61) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark, dark ruby, nearly opaque. The smell is hard to describe, but it is *appealing*. The taste hit me the wrong way. The first taste reminds me of a strong, slight yeasty IPA, but it quickly dissolves into a traditional tasting (to me) stout. As it fades, it left a sour flavor that reminded me of vomit. I will try another bottle just to be sure, and if the next round is better, I will edit my review.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber picked up in a trade. Poured amber in color with a small tan head. Aroma of rye bread, lightly sweet malt, and toffee. Tastes of rye, toffee, light chocolate, spices, with some mild hops in the finish. Overall pretty dry but with a nice body. Pretty nice.
KornDogg (520) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full bodied flavor of chocolate, rye, anise and molasses... well balanced with a touch of bitter
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a thick looking clear dark red color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate, rye, anise. Taste is very nutty with sunflower, rye and bitter, spicy leafy hops. Full bodied.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap and in bottle. Pours dark, with some red notes, decent tan head, nice lace. Aroma of caramel, nuts, malt. Taste is similar with some nice hop notes contained within. Finish is smooth and nicely bitter. Body is medium with good amount of carbonation. Overall, an interesting brew that doesn’t fit into the typical mold.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burning fireball crimson in color, a little light in color. Tangy rye nose with some fruity yeast esters. Creamy. Mildly roasty in flavor, spicy rye, copious citric hops and some fruit. Fairly clean.
alexsdad06 (4535) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights and a medium frothy beige head. The aroma is roasted malts with a hefty dose of chocolate. Additional hints of light fruitiness, caramel, spices,and grainy bread. The flavor has more roasted malts, smooth chocolate, rye is noticeable, nutty, and lightly fruity. The alcohol does come out as it warms as does some black coffee bitterness. Medium to full bodied, smooth.