Doghair (122) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a smokey rye aroma. There are also some undefined scents. Taste is weird. Smoky rye with kind of meaty thing in the middle. It sticks with you. Not my favorite but a good try. I appreciate the effort but I recommend sharing with friends for a tasting. I couldn’t do a bomber.
back (761) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sort skum brun
Kryd stræk røg koriander sennep
Bitter moderat sød lidt
Fyldig tør blød
cgarvieuk (10942) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at Jans ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... soft peppery ... light aniseed nose ... dark malts .... chewy roast ... dark heavy malts....caraway ... lightg pepperyness ... nice
markwise (3777) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting beer- cheers to the kind soul who opened this at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is some sweetness, big spice, some savory notes, some pepper, and some rye. Flavor is similar with a lot of spices happening at once- pepper, rye, mustard seed, and some sweetness along with the smoke and savory. Very complex beer with a lot going on. Medium in body and memorable.
womencantsail (6860) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Really spicy nose. Lots of pepper and caraway. Chocolate, smoke, and meaty, some cinnamon, and a bit of earth. The flavor is a bit reminiscent of pastrami. Meaty, smokey, and peppery. Caraway, pumpernickel, and a touch of chocolate. Sweet bread, cinnamon, and a bit earthy.
StoutHead (229) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Batch 61. Pours a deep ruby red with a minimal mocca head. Spicy aroma absolutely makes me think of pastrami. :-) Taste is so thick and heavy of fruits and spices it makes me think of Mikkellers Mexan Ranger. Very sweet and full bodied with a smoky aftertaste and a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste. Complex and interesting ale-type beer but a bit too fruity-weird for me.
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yesp’s - Thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Raisins, fruity, caramel, spicy, toasted, licorice, light smokey notes, sharpness, light alcoholic, cinnamon, peppery.
madsberg (8780) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Burguncy coloured. Dense light beige head. Aroma: spice, liqourice, sweetness, some caraemel. flavour: spice, herbs, caramel, sweetness. Medium bodied. Ends spiced and herbal.
joergen (17339) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, spices and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of chocolate.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle
I picked this up a while ago on a trip to Chicago. So far I am very impressed with Pipeworks output. The local market is a tough one in which to carve a niche but they are doing it. Those of you who get to try their stuff fresh and on draft are lucky. Personally I cannot wait for them to shake up the GTMW (hopefully with no line).
Aroma / Appearance - The fluid reddish black base had a fringe of ochre head. Smoke, rye, and corned beef are accompanied by this strong spicy aspect. It’s not overwhelming but it smells like eating a well crafted reuben at Manny’s while inhaling light cigarette smoke.
Flavor / Palate - Smoke and rye stand out at first. Soon though a meaty transition smokes the back of the throat. Like a mouthful of liquid pastrami it hangs on the tongue. A soft carbonated finish is like a grocery store brand cola. This is a fine change of pace from the usual and a great reward for the adventurous.
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and slight herbal. Sweet, ginger and roasted. Bitter and slight herbal. Sweet and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.