Idiosynkrasie (4669) - 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.
reebtogi (4614) - 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.
Patrickctenchi (4604) - 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.
ben4321 (4546) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4493) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
11 ounce goblet - $6.50 at Taco Mac (Prado) in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Appearance: Dispensed a muddled, opaque brown body with a fourth of an inch of fine, dusty white suds.
Smell: This isn’t exactly what I had anticipated. Burning rubber, molten plastic notes. All in all, it’s highly displeasing and begs the question: "they really let this monstrosity leave the brewery?"
Taste: Roasted cigarette butts, a heavily phenolic smoke character giving a flavor of burnt rubber doorstops, lacquered bandaids, and a growing hint of six bucks and fifty cents absolutely wasted.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Appallingly bad.
wlajwl (4432) - 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.
unclemattie (4350) - 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 (4307) - 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.
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2013 The aroma is probably the strangest I have smelled it’s like asphalt, rubber, toasted malt, and grassy hops. The appearance is amber brown with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a nice chocolate finish. The palate is smooth. Overall one of the strangest beers I have had but not bad.
dEnk (4180) - 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.