imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured deep brown/red with no head.Carbonation??? where was it. Aromas of malt and burbon. Thin body with flavors of malt and a little bit of hops. Not feelin this beer at all. The only good quality about this one is how it hides the 8%ABV!
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a reddish ruby brown in the glass with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and toasted with some alcohol aroma. Taste leaves a little to be desired and the beer is a little thin. Though I must say, this is by far the best beer I’ve tried from the brewer.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 Pours with a largish, rocky, light brown head covering a mahogany body. Nutty aroma with cinnamon, and nutmeg highlights. Spicy, nutty, sweet, and watery taste. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel. Reminds me more of a brown ale than a english strong.
Having now had this on cask, it is a decent beer, but nothing too incredible. Could have been soo much better.
kidmartinek (3218) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer look like a beer should when you pour it in a beer glass. Its 80% opaque brown malt colored with a 1 inch beige head that settles to a 1/8" faster than id prefer. The aroma is clean and has notes of spring water and clove. The flavor is heavy with heavily toasted, roasted, almost burnt malt, and clove. Appeal is smooth and easy. Lacing is light on the glass. Finish is spicy and malty. Tastes good when its 68 in your house and 105 outside.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of rayl101. Mahogany, film, spotty lacing. Vegatal and spice in aroma, nothing else. Flavor loaded with spice, nothing else. Can’t get past the vegetal character. Really nothing going on here.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
High carbonation. Fake nutty aroma. Rather poor, dry, lightly spicy flavor.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours very dark brown (almost purplish in my light), with no head to speak of. the aroma was mostly air, with a twitch of medicinal sting. not much flavor, but what is there was smoky or oaky or both. watery mouth feel. the 8% abv is way too high a price to pay for this weak effort.
NosirIwont (1875) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a beige head. Cloyingly sweet, slightly tart, malt aroma. Dry and dusty. Flavour is malty. dry and dusty. Bitter finish. Too much carbonation. 26-09-09.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
i am giving this a chance, what can the newly distributed rahr do for me? ... pours a dark cola dark maroon colour .. has a medium head... weird and weak aromas .. at first slight garbage and grapes, then more typical winter warmer smells... weak mouth and flavour, nothing offensive but is like drinking a dark malt michelob... i dont feel happy or safe drinking this used mop water in a bottle... rahr, do you make any good beers? seriously.. i have never had a good bottle of rahr, ever...