voncrease (90) - - OCT 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from keg at The Hop & Berry, Liverpool Road, Islington, London, United Kingdom.
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - OCT 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, thanks to Constantin. Dark brown almost black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, light roasted, chocolate, caramel, light licorice, some smoked notes, light fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
AgentAle (1538) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted smokey malts. Transitions is tanin I and clove. Still quite complex and the taste is deep roasted malts that settle quickly.some tanin and clove notes in the notes. Some caramel and molasses here too. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Approximately 3 oz. pour from a 22 oz. bottle. Consumed on 9-10-15. Pours a dark brown with taupe head. Dark chocolate-covered raisin, plum, and burnt caramel scents. Nice, stout-like taste. Roasted malt and dark fruit flavors. Crisp and lively in the palate, presumably owing to the kolsch yeast. Light to medium body. Good, fluffy, frothy, lager-like palate. Better than I expected. Another winner from Stone.
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Rich aroma. Black body. Huge flavor for only 5.4%. Nice finish. Really impressive.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with beige froth. Nose is caramel, molasses and spicy rye. Medium body with moderate carb. Taste is toffee, coffee and cola with hints of rye. Interesting hybrid.
tcon25 (658) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour at home, nice dark pour, very thin head. Coffee malt aroma, little bitter taste, mostly coffee, kindof a rye malt taste. As expected. Solid beer.
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, lager, sweet malts and caramel. Sweet, caramel flavour. Finish caramel, chocolate, quite sweet.
(from bottle @ RBESG ’14 London Grand Tasting, Moncada tasting room)
stevoj (4015) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from On the Fly Gasmart. Pours out almost true black, big beige, airy head, subsides quickly. Aroma is more roast grain than rye, but some grain sourness is present. Taste is where the rye comes into its own, funky, sour, musty, backed up with some burnt toast, roast grain bitterness. Finishes fast and clean, body is light like a kolsch. Nicely done.
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally rated on 6/7/14. Black with ruby highlights and a thick cap of tan foam. Dark malt aroma, a little burnt and roasted with bitter chocolate, faint hop character. Soft on the palate, light bodied with modest carbonation, smooth and a bit dry from the dark grains. Malty with moderate bitterness up front, chocolate and a hint of toffee/hops mid-palate, finishing on the bitter side. Lingering citrus/lemon bitterness. Overall, it was pretty decent, didnt even taste like a kolsch.