ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is very faint...light roast and rye with a very slight malty sweetness. Flavor is lightly sweet and roasty malts...notable rye...kinda like pumpernickel. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a lingering dry rye finish.
scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown color with a thin white head. Aroma had lots of rye with some cereal and wood. Taste also had lots of rye with bread and toast flavors. Very crisp and flavorful. Smooth too. Very nice.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OMG this was really good! TAP BEEER. had notes of scribbles, and doodles. also some nice roast, toasted hazelnuts, with a pleasant toffee touch. reminded me of that old surly mild that i loved so much. what a beer!
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Toasted malts, light sweetness, a hint of rye malts, and some lighter floral hoppy notes in the finish. Pretty good.
jredmond (5196) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at blind tiger. Pours a deep brownish boy with thin off white lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, paper, wood and light roast. Mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation and notes of sweet roast, very light meat, wood and malts in the back.
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Rich mud brown pour with solid head. Nose and flavor marked by beautiful coffee and spruce hop hints, rye spice components, and bitter chocolate. Smooth and drinkable. I like.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head, cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, rye, some roast. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some chocolate, light rye/spicy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Several 10oz pours at the Big Hunt. Pours a transparent, cola brown with some soft white head. Nose is malty, spicy, rye, crackers, bread, a little citrus. Flavor is lightly sweet, bready, rye, crackers, spice, biscuit, malt. Medium bodied, dry finish. Very sessionable. Very nice.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Victory. Served in a sample glass. Pours a somewhat-deep amber color. Nose has very nice rye spice with a firm background of hop bitterness. Some bready malt. Touch of caramel. Uber drinkable.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear maroon color, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds and caramel. Taste is similar.
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barcade, Philadelphia tap: Pours a dark brown body. Aroma is rye and malts with a chocolatey touch. Taste is somewhat sweet. Has good many notes of rye malt. Body is really full and flavour is as well. ’Tis a grand session ale.