UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a: copper color with a foamy head that reduced to excellent lacing
s: sugary with pleasant hop aroma
t: carmel malts citrus flavors and sweet, add rye
m&d: full body beer
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a deep mahogany color with a very small, off white head.
S- Smells faintly of roasted malt.
T- Lots of rye, hints of raisin and plum, finishes bitter with grapefruit hop notes.
M- Semi thick with medium/high carbonation that verges on too much.
D- This was a good rye beer. Not one that I think I would revisit but the rye flavors are very pronounced and it was worth a try.
miyauchi38 (68) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
frlrv1020 (69) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells and looks a lot better than it tastes. All the fruitiness, maltiness, and hoppiness in the aroma I can’t quite taste. The rye is present, and its not too bitter.
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl.oz., BB 02/24/14
Dark in the glass with a very floral hoppy nose. The beer starts very interesting - very floral hops together with a beer, that ground-taste is dark and slightly roasted, hits of the rye tastable. But there in another aroma, that also dominates the complete beer - must be the palm sugar - it is a bit spice, a bit dry molasses, hard to describe.
The aftertaste is long, intense dry-roasted, spicy-interesting, very dry, a bit fruity (dark dried fruit) and nicely hopped.
A very interesting and special brew. I like it! --> 13/12/12/13
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant toffee colored pour. Small white head. Little bit of lacing. Hippy aroma with a slight malt background. Taste is hops followed by malt with caramel notes. A little too bitter for the lack of sweetness.
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 10/12/12. Rcvd in beer trade.
The appearance has a dark red color that gave a one finger white head that settled to a half finger close to a film while releasing a substantial amount of beautiful speckled spider web lacing. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell had some citrus, rye, malty mutedness with just a tad bit of hops in the background.
The taste was bittersweet with a great combination of the hops and rye combining very nicely with the malts and citrus.
On the palate, it sat about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. I would say this was a very drinkable beer for the ABV, quite impressive.
Overall, I’m pretty impressed with this one.
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Sweetwater in Chicago. From bottle. Pours maroon with green-tinged tan head. Nice citrus with rye bite. Thinner body than its appearance would suggest. Reminds me of Founders Red’s Rye.
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with thin head that laces glass.
Smell is malt, caramel, and hops
Taste is malt caramel, sugar and rye. Its balanced by a smooth but bitter hop finish.
Medium Body, light carbonation
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of rye, caramel malt, resin, dank pine and mild spice. Medium body.
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark cherry red color. Descent head that leaves a nice lacing. Nice hoppy, citrus, sweet, tropical fruit aroma. Lots of complex flavor with hops, tropical fruit and spices with a bitter finish. overall a nice drinking flavorful beer. I will definitely be getting this beer again, I recommend that you get it if you see it. I only paid $8.99 for a six pack, great price.