fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours clear dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is rye with a lot of spice. And I mean my nose is burning spice. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and seems to get more hot spicy as I drink it. Did they brew this with hot peppers or what? Just spicy. That seems to stick out more to me more than anything.
thornecb (3968) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into a lager glass. Huge tan micro head with unbelievable retention ice cream cones and recedes. Chocolate and rye aromas. LIvely pumpernickel upfront turning to spicy sweet rye in the lasting finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Mug Ale House: Deep murky brown/maroon pour with a tan ring of head. Spicy/chewy aroma- lots of rye giving off a chocolaty like note and thick dark bread. There’s also a mild fruity note from the yeast. A bit slick in texture. The flavor has a chewy rye presence and a date paste-like sweetness. There’s also some chalky phenolcis. A bit chalky overall but not bad.
EithCubes (4407) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Birthday bottle. Room-filling dark and earthy rye aroma with muddy malts. Roast smoke and crust, some nice Maillard reactions. Chestnut pour with a huge, rocky and lacing tan head. Sweet sugary taste, caramel and extremely spicy rye, some alcohol wollop despite the modest percentage. Black and green licorice (don’t ask) in the finish. Shot of not-quite-clove phenols. Flimsy thin body and feel. Not much to rave about here, sort of a liquid-yeast smell and aftertaste, a minor disappointment from a brewery I’ve come to respect.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy brown body with a dense thick tan head. Aroma of herbs, nuts, roasted malt, rye, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of rye, nuts, cocoa, roasted malt, and caramel with a dry finish.
Haslinger (801) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Bruery tasting room. Very grainy nutty aroma. Really good smelling. it tastes nutty a little roasty. It tastes like a slightly burnt piece of whole grain toast. Very interesting and really really good!!!
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown color/ tan head. Big malty spicy, seedy rye bread aromas. Medium body. Spicy, nutty dark rye toast, chewy Grape Nuts cereal, granola grainy flavors with lightly sweet caramel. different.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20091220 750ml bottle from State Line. Dark caramel brown with large brown head of big bubbles. Aroma is doughy, sawdust, black olive. Medium bodied with aggressive carbonation and mild bitterness. Slight dusty astringency. Quite sour in a sourdough, yeasty way, with notes of apple butter, lightly smoky, light licorice rope. Interesting.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Dipsticky1.
Pours a deep mahogany with a head that rises faster than a teenage boy’s Levis during a porno video. Aroma is cigarette breath, red wine malt, and rye bread. Flavor is cigarette ash, cigar smoke, roasted malt, and lemon-infused tobacco. Tingly and lingering on the tongue. One of the most interesting beers I’ve had.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle - pours clear dark caramel brown with foamy light tan head fading to a thin film; prunes, brown sugar, dates and touch of rye spice; chocolate too; texture is soft and almost creamy; a very slight sourness is present; somewhat interesting, but flavor profile is a little bland