andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2016 dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 29, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wanted this to be a good rye ale but it was too bitter to be a good rye ale.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
Draft imperial pint at Sport Restaurant, celebrating the Bengals 10th TD of the year. Thought this number would be higher by now, but oh well. Darker copper pour with an uneven foam head. Sweet malt solitary aroma. Flavor is rich malt, the, with the combination being a touch vegetal. Hops are there, but buried. Interesting, but a bit off putting. BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Mahogany amber body with a perfect, off-white cream head. Aroma starts of with a nice caramel wheatyness, but some vegetal notes impinge. The body is dominated by vegetal, there are some rye notes and creamy corn cereal, but this one was just so out of whack it was a drain pour for me. Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Dark amber and basically cloudy. Nose is soft, overripe and a bit caramelly. Taste is similar, albeit with more accent on chewy rye & crystal. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2013
From growler, filled at brewpub. Dark amber / ruby, clear, pretty; nice creamy offwhite head, lacing. Aroma of wet grass, some caramel, earth, cardboard. Taste: moderately sweet with bitter finish. palate: light body, good carbonation. Overall: okay, nothing special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Mild sweet caramel nose, minimal rye presence. Creamy medium body with flabby carb. Toasty caramel and soft lightly peppery rye notes on the mid palate. Mild sweet finish.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
On tap at Darby's. Hazy yellow gold with a nice dense cap. As always at this pub, great steady lacing. Aroma of bread, subtle rye, and toffee are upfront. Taste is more bread, with subtle toffee malt. Some raisin in there. Ah. There's the rye. Not prevalent, which is kind of disappointing to me. A late medium dry finish, with medium carbonation. It's not too bad for an amber I guess, besides the colour. Quaffable. mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is very subtle, with light rye, bread and not much else. Flavour is more interesting, with some fresh hops, rye and a hint of butterscotch that becomes a but more pronounced on the finish. Smooth, balanced and decently flavoured, but rather bland. Decent stuff. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Cloudy light amber color, with creamy head. The aroma is light and a bit dusty, some paper. Smooth mouthfeel; some caramel flavor, with a different profile given by the rye, drier, more dusty; quite strong bitterness, some anonymous resins, but not much hop quality shining here.