grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown into glass with a small head. Aroma is malt with bread and grain (lager-like). Flavor isnít too bad, there is some sweetness in there but mostly bread and grain with some caramel. I thought this brew could be drain pour from the aroma but itís actually drinkable. Lots of malt flavor in this brew and goes down smooth and refreshing.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Pours dark amber, smells bread-like, with a bit of pepper and rye. Nice flavor, the rye comes out a plays well with the malt and a bit of balancing hops. For a bock, itís quite drinkable, even though itís a bit on the thick tasting side. Cool beer, Iíd drink it again.
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a very light ruby/brown. Pours a slightly tan head that doesnít last to long. Not very much lacing observed.
The aroma is of solid malts. You can definately tell that it is a rye beer from the smell. There is also a hint of dark chocolate and licorice lingering around.
The taste is mainly malts. Carmel is present as well as some spices. Dark chocolate is also present.
Mouthfeel is very creamy. The beer is cold, but itís as if it warms your mouth, very interesting.
Overall, this was an interesting beer and one I am glad I got to try. I havenít tasted anything like this and I would recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-04-2008 03:16:31
msjacilynn (26) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber-brown with a thin white head. Smells mostly of caramel with hints of spice and malt. Lacing dissipates quickly while drinking. Taste initially of caramel but quickly becomes an explosion of various malts. Very decent aftertaste (not too bitter). Enjoyable beer...and warming!