Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a dark foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of spicy rye notes with light roasted malt and some black chocolate notes. Taste is also dominated by spicy rye notes with some dry roasted m alt notes with light black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with rye contributing some interesting complexity.
Atom (2152) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle courtesy of RJ5020, pours dark brown black with a very thin khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, molasses, slight vanilla, and rye spice. Simple sweet clean flavor in the taste. Nice.
dwyerpg (5635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2014 Some chocolate in the aroma. Quite dark. Smoky also. This is a pretty interesting beer. Sticky, yet not cloying. It’s a bit different but no in the same manner as other rye beers I’ve had. Okay, not great. I type that sentence a lot about rye beer.
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste are much the same roasted malt, coffee and cocoa.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle from RJ5020). Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma has some chocolate, spice, caramel, coffee. Taste is sweet with some spice and chocolate. Medium bodied and oily. A little bite on the finish. Pretty tasty stuff.
beerme31 (643) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Nice sweet flavor with roasty rye finish. Solid porter.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown color with thin off white lacing. Great notes of chocolate and rye on the nose. The rye and chocolate come through in an interesting way on the palate making this a beer that would kick ass with some stew. Football, Fall, and this Beer.
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Pours dark but slightly transparent held to the light with only a ring of tan foam for a head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, slight ash, and a bit of an underlying gum note which I do not care for. Taste is minimal roast, slight chocolate, light and generic sweet malt, and some more of the gum off-flavor. There is some rye spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is watery. I was really excited about this beer and it was a let down all the way around.
blipp (8162) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malty aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor has light roasted malts, some light rye malts, a hint of sweetness, and light floral hops. Decent.
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottled January thanks to Cavie) clearish ruby-brown with a creamy tan soapy head. Nose of rye, milk chocolate, and graham crackers. Taste of rye, cream, milk chocolate, and chocolate wafers. Huge flavor, body is near perfect, very creamy with a chocolatey finish.