Vaiz (3741) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at De Molen @ 2nd tuesday tasting, hosted by dEnk. Copper sunset pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is slightly sweaty, spicy, sweet malts, some funky tones and strange fruityness. Flavor is sweet malts, some licorice, spicy and completely off balance. Quite bad.
dEnk (4180) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma is very faint unplaceable something caramel like. Weird. Flavour is spicy herbal roasted banana caramel something. Meh.
Fatehunter (1596) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured one finger of head on a hazy brown colored body.
The aroma was a dull barnyard smell. Not bad, but not really great either.
The taste had a solid rye spice to it with moderate bitterness. Pretty good.
The texture was crisp with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable drink.
Sheffee (27) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour, little to no lacing. Aroma is dominated by spice and sarsaparilla, a bit of smoke and sweet maltiness. Palate is also dominated by the spiciness. Smoke comes through more on the finish. Not much for hop bitterness but just enough to balance the sweet malt. Really unique beer, definitely for the more adventurous.
marcus (7305) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head and a roasted chocolate aroma. There is a hearty rye malt flavor with bitter smoky finish.
dreamflower (644) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Lovely smokey aroma, if a little faint. Nice dark rouge colour. Tastes sweetly smokey and makes me want to eat bacon. I really like this.
northropfrye (2512) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown colour with brown foamy head and nice lacing. A bit of sweet smoke aroma, but kind of faint. Taste is also rather subdued. A touch of sweet malts, some woodsiness. Kind of flat palate. Nothing too interesting here.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a lot of head. Light toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Reimer96 (1464) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear brown with a reddish tinge and a very small brown ring. Aroma of spicy rye, caramel and a bit of smoke. Taste is spicy rye, slight oke, caramel and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Nice rye ale but could use a bigger punch of everything.
koppertone (62) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minimal head, pours a nice color of brown/red. Moderate carbonation. Smells of vanilla and lemon/orange. Tastes roasted, a tad nutty with a fair bit of malt. Slightly bitter. No hops. I wouldn’t say this particularly stands out or that I have any reason to get it again, but if offered it is decent and is certainly likable.