deanso (4112) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
66.cl bottle shared at the molen monthly tasting. Odd aroma. Slightly hazy amber pour. Interesting beer but not sure i will buy it ever.
DrSilverworm (4016) - 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 Iíve tried, mostly in that itís not nearly as hoppy. Much more prominent rye malt. No balance, but itís 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 donít mind it, I think itís 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, itís a rye-bomb. But thatís interesting to me.. Unique thing, here
thornecb (3973) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sourdough and roasted nut aromas. Medium bodied with spicy pumpernickel upfront turning to sourdough before the earthy bitter finish.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium brown color. Smells of peppery rye, smoked malts. Tastes of brown bread. Toasted dark malts, slight peppery tingle, smoke. Sticky on the lips. I nice mild rauch & bold rye. (3602)
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft copper brown pour with one finger of dirty white head. Ruby highlights. Super spicy flavor, hops are there. Citrusy and raw fruit notes coming through. Nose is awful, smells like something gone bad.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown amber with a creamy foamy white head, sticky white lace. After it breathes for an hour or so, you can get more than harsh dark rye grain. Also some bran, juicy citrus, light pine, even some pineapple and light woody Flemish Red-like tartness. What a different aroma after an hour of "decanting." Flavor is less harsh for sure, and has taken on a nitro-like creamy mouthfeel, but itís still just rye malt and some uninteresting bittering hops that do nothing for me. Starts creamy but ends bitter. Slightly harsh. Overall not the best rye-centered beer Iíve tasted but Iím still glad I didnít pour it after my initial strongly negative reaction.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber pours brown in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass as it settles. Aroma is caramel and grains. Taste is a spicy hop bitterness with an underlying malty sweetness. Light to medium body with nice carbonation. A well done brew that I recommend to others.
Butters (3579) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled with kristen at Wintergreen. Pours near clear dark brown with mohogany highlights and fair tan foam head. Lightly spicy earthy tones. Very mellow caramel, and slight sagey hop bitterness. The rye also has a sweetness that is very nice. Really delicious actually.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 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.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - 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.