monk191 (874) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer. Has a unique taste. Dark amber pour with a gray head. Tropical fruit smell. Tastes good. Only downside is a weird aftertaste. It's a particular element. Had in bottle.
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dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a complex beer. Some sweetness in the aroma. Orange-brown. A bit fruity for a rye beer. Some strange grainiess from the rye. Good but odd.
deyholla (6569) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy caramel brown with a gray head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount amount of dark fruits with an earthy chocolate note and a hint of spice. Flavor starts with some sweet dark grains that is joined by a dark fruit note that is backed by spice and an earthy yeast note.
Strykzone (4900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Mid brown and opaque. A nice creamy beige head. Nice rye and fruit flavors. Big malt and grain flavors with an almost balancing hop back ground. Cherries and bark. Tasty and smooth.
Hair6a11 (1348) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown / amber with a fine bubbled khaki head that retains fairly well in this glass; there is some average lacing present. The nose is a bit on the peppery side, with some caramel and mild belgian notes present. The flavor profile I find to be quite nice overall; it has a fairly smooth mouthfeel, a light bitterness near the finish; there are some light fruits here, the rye elements are certainly present, more pepper comes through, with some sweetness from the caramel malts. I enjoyed this one quite a bit -
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark ruby red/brown with tan head. Nose/taste of grapes, sweet malt, raisins, dark fruits and spicy rye. Taste is initial sweet and vinous grape that morphs into spicy rye. Medium body. Mild acidity.
BeerVic (4) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2012 does not count
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
750mL @ Engine House #9. I hope for the brewery’s sake, this bottle had gone bad. I love a good rye beer; this was not one. Poured hazy amber. Very thin, almost no head. Aroma of dirty tap lines (from a bottle?) and musty, wet cardboard. No hop aroma whatsoever. Flavor, again, tasted like a beer that had gone bad (from light?, dirty lines?) No lacing, no mouth feel. Hint of rye sourness, but not nearly enough to make up for the overwhelmingly strong "off" flavors. Couldn’t finish a single pint glass. Simply awful. After reading some reviews, I get the feeling that there wasn’t a lot of consistency from batch to batch (assuming there were several batches).
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. stolen from Carl. Oooh, rye is quickly becoming my favorite grain. Kind of a rusty red color that’s all sorts of cloudy. Rye makes it a nice smooth palate and offers up some subtle complexities in the malt profile. Hint of Belgian yeasts which seem to have tinned a bit.
douglas88 (5898) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a mediumw white head. A sweet nose of grains and light burnt caramel. The flavor is a basic sweet grain forward brew with some light spicy rye and a bit of floral hops, very clean. Dry.
hopscotch (9041) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours cloudy with a mahogany hue and a huge, frothy, off-white head. Great retention. The bouquet furnishes notes of spicy grain, caramel and both black and white pepper. Medium-bodied and mildly astringent with airy carbonation. The flavor delivers spicy grains, moderate acidity and light caramel sweetness. Tangy, spicy, dry finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!