Cybercat (3194) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, warm coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent fine-bubbled tan head. Woody aroma has notes of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, hay and caramel. Robust flavor has bold coffee, caramel, woody hop, and subtle licorice and horehound notes. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy. Get your dark helmet on!
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a brown/black with a large foamy tan head. Scent is rye, chocolate and dark sugar. Taste is rye, chocolate and a hint of smoke. Nice
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale nougat coloured head. The aroma holds rye bread, dough, spices, mint, chocolate, touch of coffee and a whisper of baking powder. Hints of flowers and fruits. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic with notes of minty/spicy/bready rye, coffee roasted malt and citric/herbal/earthy hops. The mouthfeel is soft, silky and round with a full, lively carbonation. Burned, light milky and a bit spicy numbing finish. Medium bodied.
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 65 cl, at Papsø. Reddish black with a dense beige head. Breadish, light roasted nose. Very smooth mouthfeel, nice roasted flavor, bready, quite dry, slightly ashy finish. Some plummy and chocolately notes. Medium body.
jesperhammer (2814) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Retasted with exact same score. This time not really overcarbonated and perhaps with a little more hops?
08-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting.
27-AUG-2012, bottle @Papsø.
Clear, dar, dark brown with huge brown head.
Yeast and bitter hops. Roast.
Rye bread, like a rye schwartzbier...
Huge carbonation (as usual with Westbrook).
allmyvinyl (2740) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of malt extract, rye spice. Taste is clean and malty sweet. Bit thin on the finish.
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Wholefoods Woodruff, Greenville SC. good aroma, sweet. Malty, roasty, cocoa, little bread, dark blackish brown color, good head and lace. sweet bitter flavor. medium body, creamy thick mouthfeel, bitter finish, yet kind of smooth. Pretty good. falls a little short of being great, not sure if rye cuts into roasted malts usual flavor, getting more of the yeast as it warms, Solid , enjoyable, not one I’d buy a bunch of, but good to try
Fratto (2589) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my parents. From Growlers. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is a little rye spice, lots of coffee, chocolate, and a little ash. Taste is a more pronounced rye, chocolate, and green coffee. Bottle artwork is amazing.
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visionthing (2575) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crowbar. Very dark, almost black, with a beige head. Malty aroma with some roasty notes, licorice, chocolate and some hoppy notes and citrus. Moderate sweet and malty with a dry and quite bitter finish. Nice and refreshing!
_angst_ (2556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought @ Ølbutikken. Pours dark brown with a huge frothy and fizzy brownish white head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and spicy with rye flour, black pepper, dry wood, baking soda, lemon zest, cocoa powder, caraway, baking yeast and very subtle hints of banana bread. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with dark rye bread, cocoa powder, biscuits, peppermints, black pepper, liquorice root, caraway, wood, burnt brazil nuts and hints of lemon zest. Mouthfeel is fizzy, very smooth, slightly dry and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with rye bread, cocoa powder, dry wood, black pepper, plums, biscuits and hints of cookie dough.