stchloe (1067) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Nice rye ale, lightly spicy and sweet malts lots of caramel notes, good hop balance DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Tap, brown pour, white head, nose and taste are spices, citrus, pretty good overall KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2015
On tap at Harenohi in Osaka. Pouring a reddish mahogany brown with a filmy beige head. The nose is spicy caramel fudge. Medium-light bodied the beer’s flavor is quite an interesting contrast in flavors: earthy rye, fudge, bitter green hops and a touch of spice in the finish. Good enough but it just never seems to meld together for me. Oscbert (1305) - Lincoln, California, USA - APR 20, 2015
~chocolate and rye in aroma with earthy minty hopiness.
~pours murky brown with creamy rocky off white head
~carbonation bite in flavor, chicane malt and rye with woody hops.
~medium full bodied with very high CO2, lingering roast finish
~carbonation way too high on this. Interesting and enjoyable beer otherwise.
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Not bad. A little weird. Hard to pigeon hole for sure. Seems boozy to me beyond its ABV.
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"interesting beer...seemed casked though it was not. had it with a hearty breakfast. cloudy brown, great interplay with the ample hops, spicy rye, and sweet malt. intruiging beer, makes me want more of there stuff. not as good in the bottle (3.8+ on tap, 3.4 or so bottled)."
bytemesis (8419) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy chestnut, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is rye, toffee, pine. Flavor follows, light sweet, light bitter, lots of maltiness and rye spice, with a lingering pine bitterness. Medium body douglas88 (9188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to someone at Brian’s. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A nice fruity and rye grain nose. The flavor is bitterness, IPA like hops, some spicy rye, toasted malts, nutty. Quite nice. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at TimE’s Tasting. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Citrus. Coffee. Fruity coffee. Orange. Some bitterness. Rye-spicy. Nice hoppy. Peppery. Knækbrød. Nice freshness. jinroh (1597) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
Dark mahogany pour, small head. Aroma reminds me some red IPA’s, can’t really feel the rye here though. Taste is quite bitter at first, hops and pine needles mixed with dried fruits. Long and bitter finish.