Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours dark brown, finger off white head.
Smell sweet chocolate, hazelnut, rye and some vanilla.
Taste smooth brown ale with a bit of coffee, coco, and nutty.
Very smooth and creamy, medium body.
Great beer. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
I liked this one a lot. Some good hop spiciness but the rye really works with this one. So good I picked up a growler of this. Brown with beige head. Some notes of smoke and rye. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2012
On tap at House of Brews in Jensen Beach, Fl. Light brown pour with a 1 finger off white head. Roast nose with light bitterness, not picking up on the coriander. Med body with roast, citrus bitterness, and light fruit. Roast finish with a light bitterness. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, spicy rye, and some nutty character. Taste is of roasted malts, spicy rye, corriander, caramel, bakers chocolate, and some roasted nuts. Has A medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a dry, subdued finish. Overall, a very nice rye brown that tasty and drinkable. Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Growler from brewery. Killer Amber brown color. Nose of spice and hops. Really nice spicy hop flavor, with a trace of rye and corriander. This all works really well together. Supremely drinkable.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Growler from the Home Brew Mart. Man I wish I lived in SD. Nose if nice and roasty with notes of chocolate and spicy rye. Nice hoppy notes as well. Citrus and floral hops are present. Brown pour with a beige head, some reddish undertones. The flavor starts with a little roast and chocolate and is followed by citrus and floral hops - a nice medium bitterness on the finish and a rye note that is noticeable throughout and compliments the primary malt base very well. Easy drinking tasty stuff. dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at Homebrew Mart, sampled with WeeHeavySD. Pours a dark amber-brown with a tan head that lingers. Sharp aroma, of pine, herbs, and malt. Taste is very sharp, of malt, grass, wood, pine, spices, and rye. Lingering bite of sharpness. Very drinkable. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
On tap at the brewery in San Diego. Pours a dark brown with a reddish tint to it. Mostly see through. Tannish brown head, finger-width and lingering with lots of lace. Aroma of spicy rye malts, sharper pine hops, coriander, and thick caramels. Taste is quite enjoyable. Nice hoppy pine thats somewhat aggressive. Some toastier rye bread malts and sweeter caramels than the aroma led me to believe. A little spicy coriander and some nice citrus on the back end. Finishes dry and lingers with a nice, semi-spiced rye bitterness. Palate is lighter to medium bodied and dry. Overall, a very tasty "brown." Lots of hop flavor and a unique rye spicing that made this quite pleasing. Well done. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Draft at Obriens. Dark amber hue with ruby highlights, thin white ring of head, good lacing. Nose is huge rye notes, pumpernickel, spices. Flavor follows suit with big rye and deli breads, medium bitterness and earthy-grassy hops, finishes dry. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth texture. An uber rye beer with smooth texture and fair drinkability for those fans of the style. kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Immediately the aroma is good. Spicy hoppiness balanced by the smell of good brown beer. Then there’s the appearance, rich brown with a tan, foamy head. The taste is light cocoa, chalky, barley malt that isn’t allowed to be to sweet because the hop bitterness smacks that would-be sweetness in the face! Brown ales are rad and this one is a bully.