robforbes (2257) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012 sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
The Dan Journal #491. Tasted 9/19/11. 22oz bomber, black wax and white string. Pours hazy with a reddish, amber, brown hue. Big bubbled off-white head. Aromas of rye and pepper, burnt spices and cooked sugar. Subtle woodiness and herbal spiciness. Medium to full bodied and just YUCK! Bitter and astringent. Tart and funky. Odd and off-putting. Vegetal and vinegar. Grapefruit rind and moldy citrus. Acrid. Bad news.
pours a cloudy brown with a small khaki head.
smell is of malt, pepper, and some hops.
taste is tart, wild yeast, malt, and molassas. ends bitter and sour. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Darker shade of caramel, thick and hazy, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.
Quasi floral/bike tire air like aroma.   I have gotten that bike tire smell out of a few of their other beers.
Perhaps its a spiciness of the pepper (white or black, take your pick) that brings it out?   Not as musty or
rubbery smelling, but I seem to have it translate it from the nose to the flavor moreso now that its warming up.
I get more of the pepper in the nose now, but still the flat stale air on the backside.   Again, this is one of
those beers that I find intriguing.   Its not bad, but not great.   I keep sipping it to try and figure it
out.   It has a lot of depth to it, front to back.   Aside from the faint tire air aroma and taste, it is
actually growing on me.   I keep saying to myself that this beer must pair with something food related.   I
keep wanting to follow it up with something, but then I keep looking at the glass anticipating my next sip.   Very
unique, agian, like so many of their other beers. &nbps I actually get a little peppery burps on the backside... heh.
Different, interesting, with a few things I wished I didnt get in this beer.   Bonus points for uniqueness.
beastiefan2k (4033) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bomber shared by Tim, thank you. Color is very dark brown, almost black. Has a small head that fades quickly. Aroma is coffee, smokey, fumy. In general a well round, strong, earthy porter/stout. All that seems lost in the flavor, actually seems like there is an unintentional sourness... maybe an infection. No pepper coming through, thin body. Would like to try a different bottle of this. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Clear caramel color/ beige head. Nice rye malt, caramel, peppercorn aromas. Medium body. Good malty sweet caramel, rye flavors with a medium peppercorn burn to finish--nice
theisti (4157) - Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington. Pour is a dark brown, light ruby with a smallish off white head. Aroma is leafy tobacco, some leather, and vegetal pepper. Taste is pretty sharply sweet, then the black pepper, then the leafy tobacco in the finish. There is a little bit of sour that jumps out and makes the beer a little disjointed. Pepper comes forward in the finish as it warms. Palate is medium bodied, pleasant lingering leafy tobacco. Not sure if the sour was intentional on this or not. Either way, didn’t really work for me. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Extra in trade with SuzyGreenberg. Thanks! Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma is wet ashtray. Medium on the palate with medium carbonation. Flavor is a little malt up front, then pepper. Wierd. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Hazy dark coffee brown, creamy dense off white head. Ample spicy pepper notes contrast a bit with the sake yeast base and light brown sugar. I really like this beer, the brown sugar works really nicely with the peppercorn and the house yeast. Now I need to marinate a steak in this. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
22 oz bottle; clear dark brown with creamy tan head; aromas of creamy malt, sweet candy, dry spice and an almost like peat note; pepper upfront in the flavors with that Epic twang from the saki yeast; pepper flavors get smooth out by the cream malt and it has a unique sweetness to it; enough pepper though that it’s a slow super to me; get some apple skins too as it warms; not quite me thing jcwattsrugger (12506) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
22oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a hazy dark copper with a tan head. Aroma is peppercorn/rye, some cocoa-medium/dark malt. Taste is peppercorn/rye, 2nd cocoa-medium/dark malt, slight burning.