DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is smoky, some rye, nose is coffee and vanilla, awesome.
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. This is like liquid smoke with a firm whiskey finish. Truly incredible beer.
JoshAWaddell (36) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good beer. Smoky aroma and taste. Head goes away quickly. I really like this beer. Thanks.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
AN excellent beer that could be phenomenal with more body and a tad more carbonation. Huge smokey maple rye nose. Big tarry smoke flavours but palate fatigue sets in quickly. A bottle to share most definitely.
TimE (4074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Big molasses, rye, dark chocolate, smoked bacon, soy sauce, off sweet nose. The mouth is medium full, tons of rye with molasses, charcoal, black liquorice, a touch salty, not too boozy. For the alcohol it’s not too boozy. Lingering rye. Very good
boto (1953) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: This one pours an inky, opaque dark brown color. There was just a wisp of a dark tan head on it. It has a big, rich nose. Some smokiness, rye, cocoa, slight spice, maybe some coffee and vanilla. The taste is very good. Many flavors are melding together, but none are really overpowering. Rye, smokiness, cocoa, some alcohol, some caramel with some other stuff going on in there also. This is quite nice.
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ridiculously rich deep dark brown body with a black body and a thick, three centimetre tall rich brown body. Aroma of tons of rye, molasses, brown sugar,prunes and tons of roasted malt. Full-bodied; Super strong rye flavour with a lot of specialty grains, some pungent squash and rich alcohol notes coupled with a large spice and especially strong sugar flavour with the molasses by far the strongest flavour throughout with a lot of rye notes and a ton of smoked malt notes. Overall, a very strong beer with a very rich flavour and a super strong finish. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Argonaut Liquors in Denver, Colorado from haddon90 on 10-May-2014 sampled with him on 07-June-2014 - Thanks Phil!!!
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thick tan head. Real thick vanilla aroma with whiskey notes. Rye malt as well. Incredible taste. Such complex flavors. Whiskey, vanilla, brown sugar, and toffee come to mind. Very, very rich. Some molasses as well. An incredible beer.
conway (1991) - - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark cola with little head. Aroma is bourbon barrel, roast and chocolate. Taste follows and adds substantial smoke and umami. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Awesome.
GenDV138 (3231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle (2014, 13% ABV) poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours dark brownish black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of whiskey, caramel, smoke. Tastes of dark chocolate, whiskey, rye, caramel, some booze, smoke. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Oily syrupy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Rye whiskey seems to overpower some of the other flavors. Definitely better than the infected 2012 bottle I had previously.