Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma and a little sweet. Brown to dark red color with a brown head. Medium body. I like what rye does for the flavor - Spicy, a little fruity, and roasted malt flavor. Muted hops. Somewhat dry finish. A lot of expectations and just could have been more intense.
RichTheVillan (964) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark chestnut brown pour with big fluffy off white head, dark fruity aroma, sweet tasting with rye spice, very earthy and malty.
Dodgrblu (328) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hot City Pizza, medium lasting head, good effervescence, dry finish. Great tasting beer.
Leafs93 (1414) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown with an off white tannish head. Aroma is rye, yeast, caramel and pear. Taste is sweet with moderate bitters, lots of sweetness though. Medium bodied with a sticky texture.
thorongil2 (678) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap) very dark amber colour with a small brown head; light aroma of grain and spice; balanced flavour; average
Lowenbrau (1055) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Some sweet and subtle sour aromas. Pours dark, with some amber reflections, average vanishing tan head, poor lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is sweet, some funky notes, dried fruit. Enjoyable.
DocJitsu (334) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy cider-brown color. Very spicy and mildly smoky. Not an extraordinarily pleasing mouthfeel. Spicy, lightly smoky, raisiny, brown sugary flavors.
Yorker (622) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish brown with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is dried fruits, caramel, nuts, and yeast. Flavour is dried fruits, caramel, and booze.
BeerBaboon (1219) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with light brown head. Aroma of spices and roasted malt. Flavour of ashes, sour, sweet and spices.
DrSilverworm (2970) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, shared with friends over a game of Catan. Clear dark red / brown color. Minimal white head. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Light stickiness. Cool color, but besides that doesn’t look impressive. Interesting aroma.. Belgian candy sugar, rye bread, caramel malt, little chocolate malt, very light spice. Sweet taste. Alcohol not noticeable, but you can guess at it from the bigger, more viscous body. I was hoping for more from this.. Particularly, more rye, less candy sugar, less caramel malt.
knickskicks (503) - - APR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red, light brown head. Nose is spicy rye, huge booze, sugar. Reminds me of a homebrew that doesn’t mask its ABV whatsoever. Taste is prune juice, sickeningly sweet and boozy. Medium mouthfeel.