P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lots of rye on the nose, sweet, minimal head. Great malty bitterness, syrupy rye, chocolate is kind of burried beneith the rye, a good roastyness
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice chocolate scent, dark brown black red body, lots of chocolate that seemed to be rather drying from the use of the rye, chocolate covered cherry rye oak barrel aged... now thats an idea.... thats what i was hoping for with this beer, let down a little..
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Founders. Roasty malt aroma with a twinge of rye. Flavor continues with dry roasted malt but the rye adds a unique spiciness to the flavor, and the beer also has a touch of dark fruit that enhances the roast and rye. Very good- just let it warm a bit! Founders serves their beers a bit too cold.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate dark. A little ruby hue. Chocolate aroma. Creamy head. Bitter chocolateness. I didn’t really taste the rye too much, though.