raphael (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muted aromas of malt, rye, blackp epper. Woody hop-tingle in the mouth, roast malt, distant molasses--served up dry. good balance of carbonation and weight. Very well done, crisp, clean, subdued but still interesting hints,
Gription79 (2255) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Lots of caramel in the nose, I did not expect that with the rye in the beer. The rye is very noticeable in the flavor, as well as a slight tartness, caramel, citrus. An interesting beer.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly delicious beer. Doesnít smack you in the face with flavor or intensity, but after a few sips it seems to get deeper and more complex in a curiously subtle way. Notes of multigrain bread, yeast esters, toffee, chocolate and earthy-herbal hops weave in and out of one another seamlessly. Itís the perfect blend of flavors and itís perfectly balanced. I drank the entire bottle myself and never got bored with it. In fact, it just made me want more.
KyotoLefty (6357) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Big rye nose, acid, slightly acetic, light esters, fruit. Dark brown with lace. Sour flavor with rye, caramel, nuts, vinegar. The clean, sour edge is nice, but maybe not enough malt behind it. Hoppy, bitter finish. Huge rye flavor is interesting.
reebtogi (4155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle poured amber in color with a 2 finger off-white head that retained well but left little lacing behind. Aroma is light chocolate with some fruit and wood. Taste is light fruity and malty sweet notes with a mild hoppy bitterness with traces of woodiness. A decent beer with a medium body and soft carbonation but I was expecting much more from this one.
notalush (4839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Upright - an interesting brew, to be sure - hazy amber - nose is moderately acidic, with spicy rye, yeast, cloves, spices - flavor is the same - a little acidic up front, followed by rich toasty maltiness, floral hops, light clove, spicy phenols - crisp, gingerbread finish - lingering acidity - interesting.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle... dark mahogany that almost looks black, cool color, light tan head, a two finger cap sticks around for several minutes, not much lacing... interesting aroma, caramel, light cherries, wood, a bit spicy... taste is all over the place, wood is harsh, peppery, watery, oats, grainy bland finish... not a winner
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep burnt caramel, brownish of sorts, large light beige head, nice lacing.   Bright barnish
nose, definite rye.   Rich maltiness on the tongue, rye, and a bit of straw/hay.   Feels a bit spritzy and
bubbley.   Strong rye from start to finish.   Mild sweetness, lingering barnishness.   Body and mouthfeel
are moderate, albiet very effervescent.   Smidgen of a chocolate like malt on the finish.   Overall its fairly
tasty, heavy on the rye, malty, spritzy, with a rustic barnish like finish.   Maybe could use a little more
sweetness, but otherwise enjoyable.
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown with thick tan tinged head that sticks. Aroma is pepper and cherry. Flavor is a mix of herbs, sour cherry bread and caramel. Definitely a sour note to the beer. Body is light with a lot of carbonation.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Are you kidding me? This beer is so beautiful! Wood, cherry, sour, musty. A lot of sour. Thin body. Donít pass this one up.