gururyan (527) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had high expectations after Roughtail’s super awesome DIPA, Hoptometrist. This time they’re giving us an "Imperial Black Rye Ale" called Split Decision. Looks intimidating, but washes the palette in hoppy, malty goodness. Not my favorite style, but my favorite within. Nice change to pair with the cold front that rolled in. Firing up some piñon and football to pair.
umich03jm (1333) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Pours black with a big fluffy head that fades slowly and leaves chunky, soapy lacing. Aromas are licorice, dark bread, musty grass, pine, and black rice. Taste is very grainy with lots of licorice and a fairly strong bitterness. Good fresh grass and pine hop taste as well. Huge spicy rye finish that lingers very long with the pine as well. Very cool and unique beer. I don’t think I’ve had anything like it. Highly recommend giving it a try.
deyholla (5408) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains and rye with a hint of grassy hops underlying. Flavor starts with dark grains and light roast then grows with notes of grass and rye.
Bricktop86 (477) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is citrus pine and slight coffee. Taste is citrus and pine hops up front and strong roasty coffee on the finish
RobertDale (2635) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, pine, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, pine, spice, grain, and coffee. Aging would be good.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, big fluffy head. Hoppy roasty aroma. Lots of resinous hops with a bit of coffee and roast. Tasty.