KnutAlbert (6675) - 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)
Strykzone (6639) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer pours dark brown / amber and is almost a gusher. Very cool lacing. In the aroma I get rye, brewers grain, and a little wood. The flavor is also rye. It is not spicy but more of rye grain. A bit of spice is in the hops, however. Just a hint of chocolate. That wood and a little dark fruit and then some earth. This was not a perfect beer but it had a lot of really fun stuff going on. So much complexity for the style made it a lot of fun to drink.
caesar (6605) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear copper color, short head. Aroma is really weird, some herbal and spicy notes, wheat, vegetable stock, hint of banana, hint of smoke. Bit dry, soft sweet taste. Strange combination and not really to my liking.
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.
mjs (6395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.65 l, courtesy of FatPhil, 20140715) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was quite large, white and it lasted long. Aroma had malts, molasses and caramelly sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, sugary sweetness, molasses, herbalness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, malty and bitter. Way too sweet.
Idiosynkrasie (6316) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Cloudy brown colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Slightly spicy grainy and dark malty aroma with a peppermint touch. Taste is grainy, minimally spicy, moderately dry, minimally grassy, again a touch of peppermint; fine pored carbonation.
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark murky reddish bronze. Decent sized beige head. Smells toasty, earthy, even a little bit smoky. Pretty full bodied. Flavor is a lot of earthy malts, some coffee and smoky, and a dry, woody finish.
Patrickctenchi (5948) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, cloudy brown with a thick tan head.
Aroma is rye, caramel, toast.
Flavour is surprisingly smoky, rye malt, apple peel, dark caramel.
wlajwl (5681) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is spicy rye and grains. The flavor is rye malts, a hint of bubblegum/bananas, slight sweetness and a tart/tangy finish.
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 12/13/12
Aroma: The nose is a bit earthy, some yeasty notes, grains, fruity esters, herbs, and a bit of smoke
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color, with a red hue, a lasting, foamy beige head, and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, with a little sweetness, and some light-medium bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth, creamy feel, a soft carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
Only 3 raters of this one? Seems pretty low for a Rogue beer that I purchased in NJ. Anyway, as for the beer, this one is interesting. There’s a lot going on here for sure. Maybe a little too much? I can’t decide. This one doesn’t make the transition from just interesting to really good. It ends up somewhere right in there.