kidobutai (290) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head, unique color, purplish plum. Based on the aroma, I would’be guessed a much higher ABV than 8%. Creamy texture, rye flavor, enjoyable beer.
DedicatedToFun (2123) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brew, on tap at TRIPEL in Marina Del Rey, lots of spices and malty tones, pretty good.
BLADT (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap. Pours a nice dark red. Aroma is sweet berries. Candied fruits and sugars, with rye undertones for taste.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 3-05-2010 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. This beer pours a medium sized very fizzy, bubbly ivory head that mostly diminishes, hazy reddish brown body, visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma is malty, rye and spicy. The Taste is sweet, malty, lots of rye, fruity, and spice. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. In conclusion, this beer is all about the rye and lots of it at that. I came away with this beer being a bit too much rye tasting to the point of almost being over-the-top rye tasting.
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Plums, Candied Fruit, Rye, Mildly Bready
Appearance: Brownish/Orangish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Plums, Raisins, Brown Sugar, Mild Bourbon, Mildly Bready
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, mildly Boozy
joshwoodward (558) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Very metallic note on the nose, files through on the palate. Too boozy.
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is copper with a white head. Aroma is of spice, caramel, dried fruits, and candi sugar. Flavor is a bit more on the spicy side with warming alcohol on the finish. Lots of caramel malts and dried fruits in the body. Medium bodied.
hockeybeerguy (1466) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. The appearance is a dark brown colored body with a half finger of a somewhat white foamy head that dies immediately. The smell gets somewhat yeasty, yet acts like a Brown Ale by showcasing some malty/nutty sweetness.
The taste is sweet yet somewhat complex with a decent backing by the malts and a raison-like quality coming through, It has a very malt-like sweet aftertaste. I’m actually not sure how I feel about that just yet; no finish.
On the palate, she sits about a medium and comes across fairly sessionable. I could be wrong but this brew has the feel of a Brown Ale - no worries ’cause I love Brown Ales, so yeah, kinda smooth.
Overall, this is a rye beer? Is that what this is supposed to be? Ok, fair enough, good for the style, but there’s more than enough complexities that say this just might be more than any old Rye Beer anyone might be lookin’ for.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split a bottle. Poured a ruby brown color with a slightly off-white head, medium sized. Aroma was grains, some sweetness - caramel notes, nutty and a touch of spicy rye. Flavor was some grains, earthy notes. Sweetness remains.
Experiment_Ale (858) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
At craft and growler share. This stuff sucks. Drain pour. Cleaning fluid. ........doesn’t deserve more words.