eruizgarcia (223) - - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer achieves a prefect balance of sweet and bitter. Strong vanilla and citrus aroma and pleasant bitterness throughout. A great surprise, I wish it wasn’t a limited run.
AbbeyRoade (400) - Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive exotic beer. Wonderful spent grainy, barley, sugar, nutty aroma with rye notes as well. Smooth body and not fizzy. Very sweet but not artificially so. Nutty, rather malty flavor with a little rye bite. Nice unusual drink.
GreatDane1632 (588) - USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated based on notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- Drank in Dayton, OH. A very good rye beer. Would like to drink again for sure.
jeremyh70 (774) - Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a nice white and that leaves strands of lacing behind. The rye complements the grapefruit in the aroma to produce a grainy, citrusy blend. After establishing the cane sugar backbone, the bitter flavors take over with pine, grapefruit and rye grain. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Good but uninspiring.
CraftBeerNick (992) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Swan and Dolphin, Orlando, 10th November 14. Pours reddish brown, aroma is decent, not so hoppy, I don’t get simcoe. Taste is OK not too smooth, slightly heavy, drinkable, not great
rdixon77 (829) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Dark brown red pour. Grapefruit and rye bread aroma. Strange but not bad. Taste has more vanilla and caramel. But still has nice bite from rye and hops. Mid to high level sweetness. Not your typical fare. Good stuff.
kdm1984 (707) - Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at 2014 Joplin Ozarks Beerfest. Rye bread. Dry. Bitter. Little stronger than I’d like; almost gag-worthy.
JRListon (9) - - OCT 3, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: grapefruit dominates the nose of this beer. There is some subtle hints of caramel and malt. Maybe a hint of rye smell.
Appearance: 1 finger of white head. Dissipates fairly quickly but does leave some medium to moderate lacing on the glass. Beautiful dark Amber color. Very clear. No haze.
Taste: malty backbone shines with this beer. The hop presence does balance this beer. Hops are very much English in nature. No floral notes to speak of.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Carlisle (89) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep reddish color. Thin off-white head dissipates quickly. Spicy. Malty finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ARH (558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. The aroma is loaded with orange and bread crust as well as caramel and butterscotch with muffin dough and a light spruce note that fades and gives way to vanilla, a clear and crisp pineapple and cream.It pours a clear brown-red (caramel) color with a light effervescence and a light brown, puffy, rocky, uneven head. The head reduces down to a thick, creamy, puffy, and uneven ring with a puffy island and leaves a decent, splotchy lace. It’s a well balanced malty sweet and grainy, dry bitter. There’s lots of soft, bubbly carbonation to this oily and sticky, medium, malty bodied bear. There are flavors of vanilla, butterscotch, cola, and orange peel and it finishes with a toasty, rye bread note. It’s clean and refreshing with a light, toasty aftertaste.
ryecatcher (822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a ruddy brownish red, medium off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is caramel, mild citrus, malt, brown sugar. Mouth is medium bodied, mildly sweet, caramel, hint of rye spice, oranges, touch of vanilla towards the finish. Okay, but not mind blowing.