Nik925 (786) - USA - NOV 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Harsh. Aroma is overly spicy. Malt sweetness is fighting, but losing. The rye is way too forward. It isn’t supporting but brutally the main thing going on. This kills all the other flavors and kills the score.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Grub. Nice. Light hops, little bit jammy, but maybe the rye takes the sweetness off. Grainy instead. Bit of caramel. Finish is satisfyingly rye-ful. Nice.
Dacrza (853) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: August 22, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: drafting fantasy football in the rugged Tecmo-themed Northeast Premiere League--taking AP with pick #4... APPEARANCE: dark, mahogany red--almost blood-red when held to the light--with an off-white head that retains well; creamy lacing rises in fiery sun spirals... AROMA: as with most reds, a nice, toasted malt treats the nostrils, with the citric hops--mango, at first--giving way to the pepper, smoke and cheddar jack kick I am hoping is in the taste as well ... PALATE: creamy, textured, sessionably swift to the throat; a pint that isn?t long for this world... TASTE: a woody character pairs with toasted bread and sharp cheese; thick malts blanket pepper and licorice--a complexity of flavors rearing up from the glass...something of a muddle, with a burdensome prunish flavor bullying its way in the finish... but also challenges in a pleasant way... OVERALL: I have had nothing but great experiences with Speakeasy, and once more--thanks to brother Jer for his purchase--I find another offering with a bit different profile... no big citrus or bold attack, but rather a variety of subtly textured flavors that encourage sip upon sip... a good pub pint for food paring...
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Santa Clara, Ca. - Santa Clara Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Dark, ruby red pour, sticky off-white head, nice film of lacing. Aroma has a hint of bubblegum, a hint of minty rye. Flavor has a brief hint of citrus bitterness, some light cherry fruitiness, a touch of rye mintiness. Thick enough mouthfeel.
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle
Coca-Cola brown, thick, soapy, brown head. Nice retention, sticky lace.
Aroma is sour rye, nuts, toast. Flavor is peppery and slightly sweet.
kevinsenn (1995) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slight spice and caramalt taste, with a hoppy punch and a "lagery" finish that doesn’t seem to match and seems a little sloppy. Not bad overall though.
CacheManyHose (589) - HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep clear ruby-cola, white-beige head with very fine carbonation, fizzy watery lacing. Smells of grassy herb, spiced malt, rye, plum. Taste is very bland - light spice, bread, both sweet and sour. Body is watery, slightly frothy. A little disappointing esp. in the taste.
HKdIPA (679) - HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from QClub at home. Very dark ruby brown pour with foamy tan head. Spicy rye and deep malty head. Taste is pretty bland - some muddled hops and deep malts. So so. Wouldn't get again.
JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rye compliments the citrus hops and sweet malts. Brick red medium bodied ale from Speakasy.
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel/toffee, hops and some spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, rye, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Interesting and decent.