TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@RNH. Clear deep amber color, good creamy beige head. Aroma has some earthy hoppyness and caramel. Medium-bodied. Caramel, pine needles, light lingering herbal hoppyness in the aftertaste.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mahogany red ale with a thin creamy mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with faint floral hops, OK. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with grassy hops, a bit light. On tap at Beer Authority.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - dark ruby - thick but short-lived head - unlike most rye beers, which are more like red ipas with some rye, this is really more a showcase for rye malt - creamy texture - spicy and earthy rye nose, reminiscent of rye whiskey - flavor is toasty and spicy rye, earth, caramel - finish has some peppery hops, but again, the rye is the star and is showcased well - tasty.
after4ever (7619) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours a murky ebony. Creamy tan head. big spicy husky peppery rye nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty dark black bread and big peppery rye mid palate. Long dry peppery rye finish.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tab at Howells and Hoods in Chicago, not bad, decent drinking beer, spicey rye tones
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foamy light tan head. Gorgeous ruby colored body. Crystal clear. Hoppy aroma. Not overly piney. Flavors of black pepper, slightly peachy. Hop character in the after taste. Normal body mouthfeel. Nice. Would like to try on draft to see if there’s any difference.
merc7186 (2953) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Rye, German Malts, Mild Caramel
T: Rye, Mild Grainy Malts, Mild Caramel
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Grainy
Overall, although the appearance came out very strong, the beer started to fall off from there with a decent nose but the taste didnt equal it unfortunately.
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Very dark red color with a thick tan head. The aroma is mostly hop with a little rye. The taste itself is medium bodied, strong rye with a hoppy finish.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear dark red with coarse off-white head, no lace. Aroma is sweet, grain, mildly roasted malt. Flavor is sweet, mildly roasted malt, moderate nuttiness, not your typical rye beer. Moderate carbonation, light body, and mildly watery texture. A toasty rye ale.
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I'm a rye fan. In fact the description is my style. But this just didn't deliver. Had 2 last night 1 tonight. Some sips I swear I detected a feint wet dog. Some average hops. Fell flat for me. No spice. Kind of thick and weak.
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