Daytonbeer (665) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head and nice lacing. Bold pine hops aroma smacked me in the nose and woke me up. Didn’t expect that. Taste is hoppy at first, followed by rye, then dark chocolate. Very nice.
b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to snifter at the brewery. Looks good; pitch black with foamy beige head. Smells and tastes solid; hops and dark malt with some toastiness and a little spice. Good on the palate with a nice rye tingle. A good example of the style.
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5.5oz snifter on tap at the brewery’s tasting room. Good thin light brown head. Really nice earthy piney hop nose. Clear dark brown color. Good crisp and smooth lighter carbonation. Kind of a bigger body. Dry texture. Good bitter taste. Really big earthy piney resiny hops, balanced by some roasted malts. Light coffee, hint of dark chocolate. Was looking forward to this one. Guys at Mt. Carmel described it to me as their "first true hop heads’ beer". Really, my kind of brew
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Jumgle Jim’s, Eastgate, OH.
Pours very dark brown with a thin, oily light brown head. Aroma is bitter, crisp, rye, pine. Taste is is dry, hints of coffee, baker’s chocolate, a bit chalky, subtle rye notes with a big bitter finish. From the color and the presence of the rye, I was expecting a maltier beer. This is very dry and hoppy. I wouldn’t mind a bit more malt to balance things out but hop heads will enjoy this.
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted rye, earthy hop and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
alexsdad06 (5906) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dilly Deli. Pours dark brown to black with a medium sized, creamy khaki colored head. The aroma has roasted malts, grapefruit, citrus, spicy rye and a splash of chocolate. The flavor is much of the same; dark roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, grapefruit citrus, earthy hops; plenty of flavor and character to this.