Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is really a beautiful beer: cherrywood brown with a had that leaves rings of lace with each sip. It has a surprisingly strong roasted character that plays nicely off the hops. It is slightly sweet with a texture that maybe is a bit heavy for a moderate gravity beer. Still, this isn’t a bad beer to drink, as hot as an APA with some extra malt character for good measure.
keanex (1640) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled February 5, 2014.
Appearance: The body has stunning clarity, showing off the beautiful garnet/ruby hued body. The tan head is dense, but short lived, settling into an opaque coating which hides the body from the top.
Aroma: Rye is big in here, slightly spicy and doughy, with hints of caramel. The aroma comes off a bit like wet and sort of old grain. It’s not unappealing, but it smells warm despite being cold, if that makes any sense. Like a dog coming in from a Summer shower.
Taste: Nothing offensive about this, but it’s definitely heavy on the rye. Bitterness is low, perhaps a little citrus on the finish. The malt base provides a little sweetness while the rye gives a touch of spiciness. It’s not bad, but definitely bland.
Palate: Thick like store bought juice with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is a pass in the future for me. It’s very rye heavy so those who love rye should enjoy this, but I find that there’s nothing else to back it up.
Mexicanbrewer (4) - Alhambra, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great malty aroma , nice reddish in color a dit of bite in the tongue over all ok beer love the later , Eye catching! ! This beer would pair well with some chicken fingers .. not to over powering... cigar of choice would be a nice maduro , maybe a padron 2000 series..
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice fuller body to this malty brew with a pronounced broomstraw flavor that is accompanied with some floral and lightly citrus hops. a lingering broomstraw in the finish with perhaps a bit of ivy.
SFtaster (60) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into chilled tulip glass. Another nice offering from the local boys at Speakeasy Brewery. Good citrus nose, nice hop notes, decent mouth feel, lingering carbonation. If I was forced to choose, I’d pick Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Rye as my favorite rye ale. But that’s no shame on Speakeasy since HRR is at the head of the class. Scarlett’s is a quality ale, but won’t replace Prohibition as my brew of choice from Speakeasy.
EithCubes (5307) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 02/06/14. Nose of very sweet and penetrating citrus hops with slightly vegetal/dank undertones and heavy, heavy rye grains, lightly toasted with some mild gummy spice. Perhaps too much rye, but we’ll see. Deep, dark ruby with plenty of carbonation and a large and rocky tan head. Taste is very dry and medium-strong bitter, just all about the toasty rye but with nice spicy and earth hops, lightly floral with some caramel that I don’t particularly like. Straight medium body a touch watery and less than effervescent, but it’s still close to Goldilocks’ zone. A good job as an archetypal ’rye’ beer if you’re trying to show someone what that is.
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Dark brown color, light brown head. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Sweet, metallic taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a clear dark brown body (red rye?), lighter around the edges, with a sustained, creamy tan head. The aroma was lightly roasted malt, toffee, and a hint of floral scents. Quite a creamy mouthfeel. This had a mild mannered flavor, light maltose, woody & earthy bitterness, a bit of brown sugar. Drinkable, but not very impressive.
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my father. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Notes of roasted malts, caramel, slight coffee notes in finish. Some malty sweetness, a touch drying in the finish. Very enjoyable.
kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a ruby hue under a one finger foamy beige head that faded rather quickly. The nose is sweet caramel maltiness with an undercurrent of rye bread. The taste is pretty well balanced between the sweet caramel and the earthy rye. Not much in the way of hopping. Finishes with some slight husky and grainy notes. Medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Decent enough, but not something I’d buy more than a single of.