shrubber85 (8630) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Wood, cherry, and rye malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Smoky sweet toffee and rye malt flavor. Nice.
3fourths (8494) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear dark amber body with an average-sized tan head. typical bread, crust, seed, hay, dirt / soil character from the rye, with a typically sludgy and thick body that seems to slow the carbonation release and drag the liquid across the tongue. toasty, lightly nutty, a bit of wet wood / mushroom dankness as well. sweet apple caramel malt is, again, very typical, and very forgettable as well.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark brown with 2-finger khaki head. Nose is heavy rye, hops, some butyric acid. Tastes earthy malty, with mild hops, brown sugar, an overall tart rye flavor, and a medium palate heft.
DrSilverworm (8151) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, shared with friends. Mostly clear darker red / brown color. One-finger off-white head. God thick lace. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Dry finish. Interesting rye beer - different than most I’ve tried, mostly in that it’s not nearly as hoppy. Much more prominent rye malt. No balance, but it’s a rye-featuring beer. Toasty, spicy, bready malt. Maybe a tiny bit of earthy hop. Rye malt is very big, lingers long in the aftertaste, but I don’t mind it, I think it’s pretty interesting. Very much like rye bread, which I dig. Bitter taste, very dry. I was told by someone before I bought this that it was terrible, a drain-pour, she even said. I can see why, it’s a rye-bomb. But that’s interesting to me.. Unique thing, here
deyholla (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Zoo Brew. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a lot of rye and a smoked meat note with a bit of sweetness underlying. Flavor has rye and smoked throughout with a touch of bitterness in the finish.
DuffMan (7616) - 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.
BVery (7597) - Plymouth, 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.
sebletitje (7411) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hoppy Loft, Brussels.
Cuivrée-acajou, col fin crémeux, beige.
Arôme de levure, malt et grains restant très rustique, le tout supplémenté par le seigle. Houblons restent nobles avec des notes citronnées.
Palais est frais, grains, seigle rajoutant une pointe d’épice et certaine rondeur en fin de bouche qui est agrémenté par cette levure allemande de Weizen. Fruité noir léger rappelant le cassis. Malt cara avec une pointe de fumé. Légère et complexe.
Ibrew2or3 (7358) - 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.
Ughsmash (7322) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured medium reddish-amber with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweet smoked malts, caramel, and molasses with accents of earth and toasted rye.. sweet overall and well-balanced. The flavor found mostly sweet smoked malts and caramel at the core, with spicy rye, grainy earth, and tart malty notes around.. more tacky and bitter as it warmed up, with a lot of sharp smoke character and a bit of fruit. Medium-bodied with smooth, rolling carbonation on the palate.. great feel until it got messy at the end.