JDBaker11058 (1908) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep clear amber with a silky, creamy, dense light tan head that stubbornly remains as a thick cap, almost with a cask ale or nitro pour look. Aroma: graham crackers, toffee, black pepper, hint of smoke, a barest whisper of wet cardboard. Taste: malty and sweet, slightly smoky/peppery as it warms (hello, rye!), caramel, tobacco, and a bit of almost English-feeling hops. Finish: smooth, slightly tangy, with a bit of sweet heat lasting. Notes: I love rye beers, and this one was no exception. Drank half the 22 oz bomber and used the other half to slow-cook some beef stew. Was not disappointed in the result.
lesifflebiere (1645) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rouge assez opaque et foncée, un cerceau de mousse sur le dessus. Au nez, le seigle se détecte rapidement, ainsi que les malts, penchant vers le caramel. En bouche, on retrouve une longue entrée en matière toute en malts ronds et épicés, mais pas particulièrement sucrés. S’ensuit une petite amertume en finale, qui allonge encore la palette des saveurs. Une bière intéressante, originale et savoureuse, mais pas renversante. Accessible, bien faite, bonne.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, large foamy tannish head, nice lacing.   Pale bready nose, slightly sweaty, pale hops.   Flat maltiness on the tongue, albeit smooth.   Not a lot about this is bright.   Trouble getting
any Rye out of it.   Slight Rye as it warms, but its minor.   Body and mouthfeel are rather smooth.   Soft rye and hops as it finishes, malty, slight sweet, with a soft hop bite.   Good, but nothing special.   Was
hoping for more Rye.
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours with a clear deep amber body supporting a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up mildly roasted malts, spicy melanoidin malts and a modest smooth smokiness. The taste has similar notes as noted in the nose with sort of spicy melanoidin malts, spicy rye bread and some smooth smokiness. Pretty nice stuff but the flavors seem to be brighter than needed.
bigbish (684) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this beer on my oregon vacation a few weeks back. I didn’t write down tasting notes, just an overall score, so here it is.
glennmastrange (2650) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light to moderate dark bread and toasted for the malt, pine resin for the hops, faint dough for the yeast, with hints of cinnamon, cola and tobacco. Head is average size, frothy/ creamy, light beige with good lacing and ismostly lasting. Color is hazy mohogany. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation. Nice hoppy aspect to this tasty Rye Beer.
HoppyBrewnette (16) - - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very subtle aroma.
Light effervescent mouth feel.
Smokey rye flavors. Slightly creamy.
The beer is well balance just a little to light for my taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Zymurgeist2 (1784) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewer’s on the Bay. Pours a chestnut with taupe head. Aroma and flavor are both very spicy phenolics. Mouthfeel was thin so did not hold up well.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at NHC. Pours a deep mahogany with reddish highlights, tannish head. Nose is smokey with caramel and moderate esters, low phenol notes. Cloves and fruit with the smoke. on tasting, surprising level of smoke. Toasty malts, mid caramel and clean, though does have that weizen yeast profile. Cool beer.
suprchunk (2949) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep caramel/red colored pour. Big white head. Foamy and lasting for a good bit. Tons of lacing. Peppery nose with hints of hops. Spicy malt. Nice peppery hops. Bit of a yeast character. Nice.