LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of smoked meats, smoke, sweet malt, light fruits. Flavor of light smoke, spicy rye malt, and sweet malt, apple skins. Sort of an odd combination of flavors but it’s decent. Palate is light, a bit sweet.
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Opaque brown with nearly no head. Aroma is spicy, green tea and rye. Taste is sweet, not too heavy on the hops and with nice rye notes.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
14th September 2013
Murky dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth malt, touch of cream. Whisper of dark chocolate and tangy orange. Little rye spice. Light touches of paper and yeast. Finishes semi dry. Solid if uninspiring.
onceblind (5175) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper with an aroma that’s like rye dough and chef boyardee. Tastes about the same, chef boyardee noodles and some bread dough.
charule (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Binnys. Poured very dark brown with cream head. Aroma of roasted malt and slight farm funk. Quite smooth balance flavor.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rogue. Clear, deep red pour. Wispy, white lacing. Nose is funky smoked tea, similar to Kambucha or suchong tea. Smoked, brown sugar taste with kambucha sweet tea. Strange beer. Cloying sweetness as you drink through the small pour, but soft body is a nice change from the abrasive bitterness in most of Rogue’s offerings.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, dark burnt orange color with a two finger off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt with slightly sour, spicy rye and light grassy hops. Flavor is a very well melded caramel and biscuit malt, rye and slight nuttiness, with a mild spicy hop presence in the finish. Light to medium body with moderate, soft carbonation.
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured a dark gloomy liquid nearly opaque because of how much sediment/junk are floating in balanced equilibrium. Aroma is based primarily based off malts while there is a heavy dosage of spices on my nose that I could care less to individually pick one by one. The drink delivers a tart taste of expired malt sugars and expending yeast but somehow still gives off an artificial rye bread flavor that I find putrid which ends up tasting like the most dud first growth chatoe rogue I’ve had- to date.
mike5326 (1100) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear light brown color, no real head . Not much of a nose. Light fizzy grain body with a light bitter finish.
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours darker than I expected. Bit of smoke flavour. Sharp tasting. Decent beer. My first in the Specialty grain category