mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby color with a moderate two fingers of off-white head. The nose has a dry roasted malt aroma along with a light rye spiciness. It’s rounded out with a mild caramel malt and vanilla aroma. The taste starts with Caramel malts and toffee. Chocolate covered raisins come next come next with a dry rye spiciness. Hints of vanilla and whiskey come next in the end, as well as a subdued hop bitterness that balances the malty sweetness in the finish. The body is full and the whiskey notes become a bit more pronounced as it warms. The 8.5% abv is well hidden but sneaks up you quickly.
This one damn fine lager. It has an outstanding aroma with a great taste and smoothness. It is a good traditional representation of the Bavarian style with a nice blend of rye malt - that is there, but not overly done - Traditional, yet unique. Highly recommended!
ogre71 (180) - Utah, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good beer with some great rye/malty flavors. Very smooth easy to drink pours a dark amber with a light head. Would recommend.
Squizzle (178) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased from Brewfloria in Boise, Id. Soft, drinkable, smooth and sweetly complex. Drank it slowly in order to save it. So far, it’s my favorite thing from Utah.
Cuso (6601) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa, many thanks. Hazy brown color with medium off-white head. Malty aroma with, rye, hints of coffee, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, liquor. Taste, malt, caramel, vanilla, rye, some spices, plums, salt, notes of whiskey, wood. Almost no bitterness. Very enjoyable beer.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whiskey and caramel malt aroma. Vanilla, and subtle wood. Caramel flavor, and sweet malt. Whiskey/vanilla, ans some sweet tartness. Whiskey character is pretty well-balanced with the malt.
douglas88 (7585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from the brewery. So a Rye Bock aged in Rye Whiskey barrels, sounds awesome! Pours a murky brown color with a medium swirling white head. A sweet nose of toffee, liquor, caramel and candies. The flavor is a smooth whiskey bite, some rich bread, caramel, burnt molasses, light heat, very smooth. Loads of vanilla. Certainly some spices. Very easy to drink and quite nice.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle picked up at the brewpub downtown
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a small beige head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, rye, chocolate, vanilla and whiskey
Taste: Toasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, woody with some nice smooth whiskey in the finish
Nice and smooth, enjoyable
Cybercat (4287) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark cola brown with a decent, if not too persistent, wheat head. Aroma has notes of roast malt, rye and whisky-soaked wood plus hints of hops and caramel. Robust flavor delights with earthy, fruity, oak, malt and cloves notes plus subtle whisky, caramel and hoppy tones. Smooth texture has good firmness, if not a whole lot of fizz. Go ahead, crack one open (but don’t crack yourself!)
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle purchased from the location on 200 west - Pours a clear, deep ruby red color with minimal off white head that dissapears fairly quickly. Aroma has notes of whiskey, spicey winter rye, treacle, raisens, medium toasted dry oak, faint caramel, and the faintest note of star anise. Flavor has a solid Munich-driven malt character, with prominent caramel notes and oak, hints of whiskey that are not overpowering, along with vanilla and a faint roastyness. Finish is a bit on the sweet side. I would agree with others that the palate seems a bit thin, especially for everything else this beer is bringing. This is probably because it is slightly undercarbonated IMO. I think some extra CO2 would liven this up just a bit. Still, this is a really nice beer - one of the better Utah beers I’ve ever had. Although I think it falls just short of spectacular, in a state where creative beers are in a bit of a short supply, this really delivers. I hope that this is the future of Utah beer.
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sledutah - Secret Santa 2011. Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of caramel, rye, bread and a hint of whisky. Sweet, malty and doughy flavor. Spiciness from the rye is evident. Chewy body with soft carbonation. I really enjoy rye beers and this is no exception. Thanks Craig!