Cuso (3775) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bierkompass.de. hazy brown color with thick off-white head. Aroma of rye, bready notes, malt, caramel, hops. Taste, rye, roasted malt, coffee, hops. Goodie.
Butters (3684) - 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.
onceblind (3668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper with an aroma that’s like rye dough and chef boyardee. Tastes about the same, chef boyardee noodles and some bread dough.
SSSteve (3661) - - 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.
ben4321 (3559) - 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.
wlajwl (3546) - 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.
dEnk (3458) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma is very faint unplaceable something caramel like. Weird. Flavour is spicy herbal roasted banana caramel something. Meh.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - 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.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of smoked meats, smoke, sweet malt, light fruits. Flavor of light smoke, spicy rye malt, and sweet malt, apple skins. Sort of an odd combination of flavors but it’s decent. Palate is light, a bit sweet.
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok. It smells a bit sweet, rye. The taste is fruity and flowery, fruity-bitter, exotic fruity, rye. Tasty and easy drinkable! 12/11/12/12/12/12