poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. I bought this mostly because the ingredient list includes smoked malt! Pours mahogany with a large-ish beige head with good retention; leaves sheeting lace on the glass. Aroma is nutty, earthy, roasty, a bit fruity...kind of stinky, but not in a bad way. Taste is a little smoky, roasty and spicy and finishes with a little bitterness and licorice. Body is medium-full, carbonation average, mouthfeel creamy. I like it.
tadahster (95) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong rye taste, gives it a lot of body, despite the rather low IBU of 25.
junon (361) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Want to like this beer so bad. Flashes of brilliance. But it just falls short in every category.
thornecb (3978) - 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.
LilBeerDoctor (3228) - 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.
Pyrmir (2425) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Opaque brown with nearly no head. Aroma is spicy, green tea and rye. Taste is sweet, not too heavy on the hops and with nice rye notes.
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
14th September 2013
Murky dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth malt, touch of cream. Whisper of dark chocolate and tangy orange. Little rye spice. Light touches of paper and yeast. Finishes semi dry. Solid if uninspiring.
onceblind (3191) - 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.
charule (604) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Binnys. Poured very dark brown with cream head. Aroma of roasted malt and slight farm funk. Quite smooth balance flavor.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rogue. Clear, deep red pour. Wispy, white lacing. Nose is funky smoked tea, similar to Kambucha or suchong tea. Smoked, brown sugar taste with kambucha sweet tea. Strange beer. Cloying sweetness as you drink through the small pour, but soft body is a nice change from the abrasive bitterness in most of Rogue’s offerings.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, dark burnt orange color with a two finger off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt with slightly sour, spicy rye and light grassy hops. Flavor is a very well melded caramel and biscuit malt, rye and slight nuttiness, with a mild spicy hop presence in the finish. Light to medium body with moderate, soft carbonation.