MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 8/18/2010 Source:Other) Special tasting at Wine and Beer Westpark, Richmond. Moderate maltiness with some rye spiciness evident. Vanilla notes in the flavor with a touch of yeasty phenolics in the finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Wine and Beer Westpark on 08/18/2010. Clear reddish brown body with a small white head. Spicy malt aroma with floral hops. Dry spicy flavor with mild floral hops and a malty finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
pumpmaster (1139) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Very good (my vote).
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample. Poured clear brown color with an average white frothy head that mostly lated with fair lacing. Moderate toasted rye and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid soft drinkable brew.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Sam Adams tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/9/10. Hazy brown pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel and dark malts, bread and earthy hops. Grainy malt flavor with rye and a grassy hop finish.
MadIndian (2414) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Last of the back log. Sampled at brewery on weekend trip. Brown pour
with reddish hue. Aromas of rye, yeast and mild hop. Taste is similar but with a mild spice bite. It was good.
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours tawny amber with an off-white head. The aroma has light spiciness, toasty malt, apples, pears, hazelnuts and an overall mushiness. Medium crisp body with sharp carbonation and a wateriness to the finish. The flavor starts with toasty musty malt and lots of rye spiciness. The finish has mostly spice. It an okay beer.
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours a clear ruby and brown with a thin beige head. Spicy rye, grassy with some hay. Crisp, grain and malt. Spicy. Crisp bitterness and toast on the finish.
beerbill (3456) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle sampled at the 2010 NFB&WF at Martha Clara Vineyard. Pours a clear amber with a linen white head. Pleasant aroma of malt, somewhat sweet, with a lesser amount of rye grain. The flavor is similar to the aroma with malt, again with some sweetness, along with some rye grain. Reminds me a bit of a doppelbock. Very light bitterness at the finish. Nice solid beer.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks yobdoog. Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, rye. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light rye, bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation.