mikevid (11) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild hops. Prominent spices. Pretty dark red and translucent. Not much foam when poured.
patxa (162) - MEXICO - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak conventional aromas of a pale ale. Dark ruby looks with nice carbonation. Not too much head and no lace. Both dry and sweet malty notes combined with a certain spiciness on the tongue. Good palate with more spicy hints and a good lasting finish. A bit corny towards the end.
Concealer (460) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, brownish red with a foamy amber head; lasting on the sides. Aroma of spice, pine, rye and some caramel. Flavor is sweet citrus, pine, spice, light caramel and rye. Medium bodied, bitter finish.
TBone (11314) - 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 (9031) - 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 (4457) - 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 (5731) - 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 (1540) - SoCal, 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 (718) - 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 (1473) - 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 (146) - 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.