evilcougar (34) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m not sure if I’ve held on too long to this one.
It’s very carbonated, a little sour, very malty,
About the same color brown as the bottle.
KansaiBeerLvrs (924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
8% part of the 3000 yen tasting set at CBB. Dark reddish brown pour, almost glossy black in certain lights. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, candied plums & a hint of rye. Full bodied, smooth, cacao nibs, toffee, rye spicy character & a woodsy finish. Quite nice.
KyotoLefty (5595) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CBB. Spicy, fruity, cake-like aroma, Belgian, but not authentic Belgian. Caramel, dates, raisins. Dark brown with lace. Sweet, caramel, dried fruits, spices. Very sweet andnspicy,mwith mot much of interest. Nice, smooth, silky body. Generally too sweet anid a bit cloying.
Beergeek23322 (1738) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/4/2010. 750 ml. bottle. Pours copper color with a white head. Very loosely based on a Julebryg, but yet very different. Spicy aromas with malt, dark fruit, caramel. Warm alcohol, caramel and spice flavors. Light on hops..... and Rugbrød is not that hard to pronounce :)
FlacoAlto (3677) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale brown tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a rich brown hue that shows a ruddy, hazed, red hue when held up to the light. The nose smells like a whole grain, brown bread that has been lightly sweetened with dark sugar. Earthy, spicy rye, lots of toasted whole grain, backdrops of sweet caramelized malt, raisins, touches of molasses, as well as a raw dough like note at times are each noticeable.
This has a prickly carbonation to it (almost fizzy), and is lighter, and less viscous than I was expecting, but still has some viscosity to it, and more of a malty body. Touches of toasted / roasted character are just noticeable in the lingering finish. The beer has a sweetness to it without being overly sweet, and somewhat reminds me of Kvass. Earthy, spicy rye flavors, somewhat peppery, a touch like nutty grass notes, brown malt flavors, and maybe a touch of raisin like fruitiness adds some grain complexity.
Interesting, definitely quite earthy, and very grain focused. This would be a good beer to cook with, but I am not really excited by this beer.
SpongeRuiner (440) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HisBoyElroy on the split. A pretty average beer. Transferring rating from Beer Advocate.
artmcd8 (1088) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at HOTB. Pours a clear reddish dark brown without any head. Sweet grape like aroma. Tangy sweet taste. Thick sticky body. Really not my bag.
SDalkoholic (2017) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Upon barely applying my bottle opener this bottle started to immediately releasing gases making huge noises of pressure being released. I was just glad none of this erupted out of the bottle when I cracked it open. It created a huge thick foamy head that looked like a handful of shaving cream, however, it didn’t take but a mere two minutes for it to break down flat. Liquid is a dark brown color with a slight reddish tint to it. As for the aroma, a big backbone of malt in a toffee candy scent dominates my nose, but I am still able to cherish the mild yeast that is present. The flavor is tamed with slightly toasted malt with suggestion of toffee and a minor amount of caramel fudge as well. There is also a nutty background that blends with a Belgian like yeast that is balanced amongst each other in perfect harmony. Palate is a bit over carbonated, but it could be because I would assume this is a recently capped bottle and it hasn’t had anytime to settle down and lose any carbon dioxide.
GriffDaddy (35) - - SEP 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured darkish red/brown, light aroma with a bit of funk. Spicy, sweet, hints of caramel, with an odd sour like finish. Kind of thin mouthfeel for a big looking brew. Taste changed significantly as the beer warmed up, got much sweeter and less enjoyable.
Would I drink again? yes.
Would I order again? no.
maley1 (552) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper/red pour with medium sized beige head. Aroma of caramel, rye malts, hint of fruits and spices. Taste of rye malts, caramel, molasses, chocolate, slightly nutty, slight sourness detected as it warmed. Lots of flavor and things going on in this one, surprisingly thin mouthfeel though. I really enjoyed this and will enjoy in the future.