BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with some small plates at Bottega in Yountville. Pours dark brown and mostly opaque with a big creamy off white head. Some floated in the bottom. Aroma of chocolate, spicy rye, some brown sugar sweetness. Very pleasant. Flavor follows the smell closely with some light chocolate notes, a bit of spicy rye that gives it a nice character, sweetness, some douhginess. The body is a full medium with medium carbonation. It goes down pretty easy despite having some nice heft on it. I could see this as a light winter warmer or pleasant in the summer. A really mild beer but with plenty of flavor that pairs very nicely with food. Good stuff.
NeoHippie2 (971) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a light beige head. Sweet malty aromas with some caramel notes dominate the nose. Flavor is similar with the rye coming through in the finish with some nice earthy flavors. Sweeter than I thought it would be, but still respectable. Very interesting brew.
VsXsV (2235) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep ruby liquid with medium light brown head. Aroma of bread, pepper, toffee, caramel, toast, chocolate, spices and raw sugar. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, raw sugar, toffee, dried fruit and sweet alcohol. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice, but Danish? I don’t know.
kidobutai (340) - 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 (2340) - 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 (576) - 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 (4066) - 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 (2028) - 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 (566) - - 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 (1375) - 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.