Gachupines (1248) - USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma is pine hops, roasted malt and some coffee. Flavor is roasted coffee and chocolate with some pine hops. Bitterness is an interesting mix of rich roasted malt and the sharp bit of hops. Body is actually quite smooth with a richness from the malt. A little bittersweet in the finish.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
murky chestnut, thin tan ring. Dusty nose, stale chocolate malt. Flavor equally sweet, chocolate and oily through the end. No bitterness to counter, not getting any rye spice, just straightforward sweetness.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, thanks nmann08. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast/caramel, some orange. Medium body, light acidity.
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a mostly opaque brown color with a small, but lasting wispy white head. Aroma was chocolate malts, roast notes, earthy spice. Flavor was some dried fruits, chocolate, dark malts.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy and spicy hops, prunes and figs. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My 100th rate from the State of Georgia. Black color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is dark roasted cocoa, bitter cocoa finish.
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown color with absolutely no head on it. The nose has some roasty chocolate notes coming up front on it, with the floral and citrus hop tones coming on the back end. Taste is quite roasty and slightly sweet up front, with the bitterness coming on the back end and very little of the hoppiness coming through. Seems more like a porter than an IPA.
rajendra82 (1048) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastically dark pour, that looked like the deepest shade of brown, and had a two finger thick, beautiful khaki head sitting on top. The aromas were roasty, with typical coffee, toffee, chocolate smell seen in stouts, but with a touch of floral hops lurking in the shadows. The taste was astringent, dominated by burnt, cracked grain, coffee, and some bitter hops. The rye presence was hard to detect in the taste. There was some vanilla, and oak notes in the finish. Very silky mouthfeel, closer to a Porter here than a true Stout. If I can recall, this is the best beer I’ve ever had from Red Brick. Good job.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of rye, chocolate and a Pine hop. Pours black with a nice messy head. taste is wonderful with chocolate, cherries, rye and pine. Delightfully roasty but smooth. Nummy.
scooterbub (1027) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a dark black with a slight red hue. Has a three inch dark tan head. Taste is of roasted malt, smoke, rye, caramel, hops, citrus, pine, spice and grapefruit. Similar aroma. Has a nice, wet body. The finish is hoppy, bitter and dry. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Would have again.