DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beautiful hazy amber with a red-orange hue and a thick, lasting beige head that leaves sheets and sheets of lace all the way down the glass. Initial aroma is actually a little stinky, then more bready grain and lightly spicy citrus. The palate showcases the spiciness of rye malt perhaps better than any other rye beer I’ve had; really lovely malt profile, smooth, with just the faintest smokiness, and a light kiss of hops. Paired perfectly with our spicy dinner of pho.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy/creamy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (herbs/grass, resin, apricot), with notes of black tea, autumn leaves and tree bark, medicine/Listerine/sage, earth.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/gooey/creamy texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic, metallic.
One of the weirdest mouthfeels of any beer I’ve ever encountered...it’s almost like syrup (but thankfully carbonated), very thick and goopy. Combined with the metallic aftertaste, I must say it’s pretty unpleasant. The aroma is interesting and autumnal, but there is a medicinal twang I’m not very fond of...but good for the most part. Nice lasting head, fairly good flavor balance. Hard to get past the strange gooey mouthfeel, though, so in the end, sadly, it’s pretty much undrinkable.
5000 (6029) - 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.
marcus (6018) - 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.
larsga (5965) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small beige head. Deep red body with light carbonation. Roasty earthy banana aroma with licorice and blackberry notes. Taste much the same with spice notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish spicy rye and banana aftertaste with bubblegum and wood notes. Unusual and interesting. (0.2l draft at Crow Bar, Oslo.)
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/10/13. 22oz bottle from Grassroots Natural Market. Lightly hazed brown pour, deep reds under the light, with a 3-finger, thick khaki head that cuts in half but laces significantly. Very bready aroma, quite malty, with a wisp of smoke, caramel, rye, and something that reminds me of a smooth lager. Malty entry with a touch of acidity, sweetness, rye, caramel, and again something that almost reminds me of a dark Mexican or Vienna lager. Not bad.
after4ever (5937) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Thanks j! Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a loose and creamy tan head. Big earthy fallen leaves nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty earthy fallen leaves mid palate. Kinda maerzen ish.
KnutAlbert (5776) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
If I could give 10 points for appearance, this would get it. Lovely deep red/brown. Pronounced rye character, quite similar to an oaked altbier. Wood-like finish. Pleasant, balanced, very drinkable. (On tap at Crowbar, Oslo)
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Murky amber pour with a white head. Pretty bland and thin overall - a little rye in here but otherwise kind of empty. Not bad, just not interesting.
Beerhunter111 (5581) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Roggenmalz, röstig, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig, Roggenmalz, Karamell, schokoladig, leicht würzig.