tmoreau (2844) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Argus in Madison, WI., and sampler served showing a clear, deep amber color, with a presentable layer of tan, head froth, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was grain, spice & rye, and touches of roast & earthiness. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste continued similarly, adding some earthy bitterness, with a slight vegetal hint that also participated in the flavor. Interesting concept, but happy to have settled for just the sampler.
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark clear amber color, bright white head. Aroma of rye toast. Taste has lightly spiced brown bread. Very nice.
Psytron (1533) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of grain, malt. Deep red colour, small white head. Aroma of grass, hops. Grass and spruce in finish. Not so much rye to be noted. Very bitter. Sharp carbon, mid-light body. Borderline IPA.
jkwalking05 (4158) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at WOB Arlington. Light brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of spicy rye, grain, malt, and tree bark. Taste is of rye, herbal, tree bark, earth, and toffee.
Cavie (4007) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy cwsample. Pours a dark reddish orange. Toasty nose, rye, spicy, some caramel brown sugar. Flavor is bready, caramel syrup, slightly dusty. Not bad.
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BOSSbrewer (2522) - Arkansas, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the growler station of Guess Who in Bentonville. Pours a clear copper with one finger of white head. Aroma is grassy and some maltiness. Flavor follows. Decent beer.
northropfrye (2527) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rhombus Guys Grand Forks. Reddish body. Metallic, malty, but subtle and watery. A touch of cocoa. Not great.
dagimp (801) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a 12 oz into a chalice. Pours a very nice dark copper. Little head or lacing. Good deep rye malty aroma. Mouthfeel is thick but not syrupy. Taste is like an amber ale with some rye and modest hops thrown in. Meh. Very underwhelming.
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arminjewell (8522) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Republic, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought big spicy rye, dough, toast into a bit of bready, caramel, some slight orange peel with a touch of grass. Taste was a mix of orange, grass, some caramel dough into a bit of earth, slight grain, finishing slightly bitter, more rye spice.
MNAle (51) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber, 1 inch slightly off-white head. Dissipates fairly slowly with some lacing. Odor is very good, a bit grassy, with subtle spice. Relatively highly carbonated. Bitter hoppy initial taste and bitter aftertaste. This is quite a bitter beer - a spicy bitter, but still bitter. Substantial mouth feel, with a difficult to describe malt foundation behind the spicy bitterness.