topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is peppery spice and light smoke. Flavor is some spice, a little sweet malt, lots of earthy notes, and some smoky flavor.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours really dark brown with a big light beige head. Aroma is plastic/band-aid, grain, earthy. Taste is rubbery, with roasted malt, hints of toasted marshmallow, caramel, and smoke. Nice medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Overall the mouthfeel was my favorite part of this beer. The rubber/plastic note sort of overtook any enjoyable flavor components.
EithCubes (5194) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bomber. Stale yeasty nose out of the bottle, hints of rubbery autolysis, pours a deep murky copper/dark brown in the glass with a creamy beige head. Taste is bitter, burnt, very rubbery, touch of plastic, dry and stripping, light grain, black patent, some smoke. Medium body, smooth and creamy, nice lace. Whatever rye they used is overwhelmed but the burned and smokier notes. Very subtle chest warming, alcohol is under control here. The damage isn’t too bad here, and it’s not an utter drainpour, but this did nothing to allay my disdain for this brewery. It’ll be another year or two until I buy another bottle, guys, get your act together.
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is rye, malt, hop, spices. Flavour is rye, malt, hop, caramel, spices, bread, pine. Full body. OK beer.
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at rogue pub in SF. Deep brown pour with an off white head. Spicy bread aroma with floral hop notes. Big body, spicy slight sweetness in taste.
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daje (2611) - NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Schouskjelleren, february 22nd 2013. Dark red bodied with a low beige head. Aroma of rye, vanilla, pepper. Taste keeps the vanilla and rye flavours and adds a tad fruityness with a refreshing peach bite and a nice bitterness to keep it company. Good :)
SSSteve (3905) - - APR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. cloudy brownish red with a small head. caramel and tea aroma. flavor shows a bit of the smoked malt and the C-40. hints of root beer like sarsaparilla and even some wintergreen.
cbfobes (2638) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber shared by browncar, pours a red brown with an off white head, the aroma is of a little spice and some malt, the flavor is pretty much the same, malty front end with a some of the rye coming through in the finish, kind of boring overall, meh.
Suttree (5396) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark murky reddish bronze. Decent sized beige head. Smells toasty, earthy, even a little bit smoky. Pretty full bodied. Flavor is a lot of earthy malts, some coffee and smoky, and a dry, woody finish.
Alphadelic (1866) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting nose. Savoury, weird fruity spiciness. Very pronounced rye. Super slick and thick but the carb is a little too prickly.