swesson (314) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber. Pours very dark, motor oil black. Smells of rye. Tastes smoky. Too smoky.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
islay (1613) - 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 (2319) - 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 (3581) - 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 (309) - 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 (4064) - 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 (3023) - 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 (341) - 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.
kevinator (1477) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The kolsch style is really overshadowed in this mix. Roasted and rye aromas. Nice dark color like a black IPA. Full palate and dark malt earthy flavors with some spice from the rye. Good hop finish.
flatmatt (1305) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle; date almost entirely rubbed off. Pours black with a tan head. Raisin and brown sugar aroma, a little chocolate buried in there. Flavor is more roasty, molasses, and cocoa. However old it is, it’s a pretty tasty lighter beer, kind of in the vein of an improved Dry Stout.
Psytron (1608) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of roasted malt, tar. Very dark brown colour, brown head. Aroma of ash, coffee, chocolate, a faint of vanilla. Not so roasted flavour as the colour and smell would imply. Bitter, but also mid sweet. Velvety texture, mid-light body.