stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Definitely smell the rye in the head pours a little clear, but has a great red body with lots of roasted malt.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle with a great label pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Bottle from 10/07/13 so it’s obviously oxidized. Should have checked that before I put the bottle in my variety sixer. No hop presence really. Just caramel sweetness and a lot of the dreaded acetaldehyde. Choked down all 12 oz, but wasn’t happy about it.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy deep mahogany with tan head. Nose is rye malt, caramel, earthy hops. Tastes malty, somewhat sweet and sticky, with earthy, hoppy, and a fairly dense finish.
jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with lingering head. Big aroma - citrus comes through the strongest. Taste is spicy - rye is distinct and well incorporated. Some savory. , vegetal notes. Maybe a little too earthy. Lingering bitter finish. I'm perplexed by this one. Starts well, ends well. Middle...ehh.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Spicy, hops and grains. Dark clear amber with a rich beige head. Light hops and a nice caramel sweetness with a slight. I really enjoyed this.
Patrickctenchi (2896) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red with a small, creamy, off-white head.
Rye, slightly nutty caramel scent.....bread.
Sweet, bready caramel and rye flavor.
Slightly spicy, citric bittering.
onceblind (3573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark dark amber, appears almost black but has a nice clear ruby highlight around the edges; with a thin off white head. Nose is earthy and bready, with a spicy bit of rye, and a somewhat spicy bit of earthy caramel. Body is far too light for its own good, featuring a spicy bit of rye bread dough, earthy dry caramel malt, a light touch of amber sweetness, and a gentle bitterness throughout. Underwhelming to say the least.
high_on_hops (530) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber red with a tan head and lacing. It has a mild aroma of amber malt and some rye with a flavor that is sweet malt throughout and a spicy rye background over a medium body.
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Ibrew2or3 (6437) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with nice clear burnt amber brown body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up smooth fairly rich maltiness and nuttiness and malt roastiness with a little bit of dark fruity esteriness thinly ringing the experience. The taste has a similar feel to it as the nose with malts, roasted malts, a bit of nuttiness and then some cherry and slivers of ripe red apple. Behind those notes are thin layers of pine like hoppiness. This is pretty nice and malty and stays on the drinkable side of rich but a little too bold to be a sessionable ale in my opinion. Just nice flavor
skoisirius (1438) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice and malty up front with some spicy hops in the middle. The rye is noticeable at the finish, but not overbearing. Good and sessionable with some thickness.
DandyWolfFloyd (554) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - is a combination of cereal, resin hops, and dough.
Appearance - it is a really dark red-brown, and has a white head that subsides rather quickly, with nice lacing.
Taste - taste is a medium bitter, full of hops and darker variety malts
Palate - feel is a light body with a light oily texture. The carbonation is average, with a bitter hoppy feel that does linger.