glennmastrange (2220) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Aromas of moderate grain, cookie and toasted for the malt, herbs for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with date and spice like nutmeg. Head is small, thin, off-white with fair lacing, some legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy brown with a red tint. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic. Palate is medium, watery, with a soft carbonation. A very good, spicy version of a Specialty Grain beer.
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, guess it’s still gushing in my kitchen.
Clear orange brown coloured with a huge off white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and yeast with notes of dish washer liquorice and chocolate.
Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, spices and yeast with notes of chocolate.
Spicy finish of chocolate.
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep red-brown with a thin white halo. Aroma-fruity esters, dense malt, some kind of (hard to pinpoint) dark fruit. Complex aroma. Taste- dark chocolate, rye, dust, alcohol. Very slight tang in the end. Medium body.
dchmela (2611) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Redlight, thanks Brent!! Dark brown pour. Creamy, yeasty aroma with some spice. Smooth creamy, fairly neutral taste.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at papago 12/12/2009.
auburn brown pour with a whitish head which fades to last as a ring.
weird herbal-y ester filled aroma.... followed by brown sugar, toasted nuts, lots of sweet malt, peppery spice and a touch of smoke.
strange flavor combination... yet tasty... chocolate chip cookie dough, brown sugar, lots of yeast (especially as it sits to warm), spicy rye and its’ sourness, earthy cardamom?, herbs and banana-y esters with slightly bitter dry finish. very strange aftertaste of burnt peanut butter cookies.
the body is medium with a crisp texture and drying mouth feel.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dirty brown color with a huge beige head. Head is fluffy and recedes leaving very little lacing. Nose is reminiscent of a dark belgian ale with yeast dominating and light brown ale sugars mixing in the background. Palate is fluffy, with some playful carbonation and a clean finish. Flavors of light brown sugar, a dark belgian yeast, and a dry finish.
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium brown with a quickly diminishing head and spotty lace. mild bitterness, some dark fruits and caramel notes. decent.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear dark brown with a tint of red in the light, a large khaki head, and a little lacing.
smell is of dark fruits, caramel, cocoa, and some spice.
taste is of chocolate nubs, spice, some dark fruits, malt, and caramel, ends dry and slightly bitter.
DScanlon (70) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Split a 750 at Redlight with JollyBeerWench. Pours rich brown, minimal head. Aromas of caramel malts and rye, some fruity sweetness, dark sugars. Taste is similar, dominated by the rye. Medium body.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery, but waited to crack a bottle to get a better impression. Well, the bottle pretty much sucks compared to draught, with low carbonation and a fruitier feel. Brown-red color with some bottle-conditioned haze. Aroma of chocolate rye bread, caramel, toffee, and some dried fruit. The flavor is fruity with some alcohol, rye, and caramel. Pretty malt heavy and medium-sweet with low bitterness. Medium-full bodied with lower carbonation. Draught was definitely better, with a more pronounced chocolate-rye maltiness and better mouthfeel. I’ll throw it both ways and say that this is a pretty good beer that I got a lousy bottle of.