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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A ryewine, brewed with lots of Rye and Midnight Wheat Malt for color.

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MentalMikeY (1) - New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015 does not count
This is my new favorite beer. I went to the brewery and throughly enjoyed not only the beer but the whole establishment.

3.7
mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Tap. Black color tan head. Roasted oa5 and malt arona. Taste is very bitter grass and chocolate. Abv hidden

3.6
JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
On tap at Founders on 8/7/15. Pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. Nose of spicy rye, booze, citrus hops and molasses. Sweet malt and spicy rye flavor with slight maple and chocolate accents before a bitter hop finish.

3.8
Sammy (12852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
Rye wine at the brewery. So smooth and dangerously drinkable. Dark chocolate. Incredibly complex.

3.8
Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Pours thick unclear dark brownish murky. Aroma is lighter resiny sweet hops and some roasted coffee. Flavor brings a balanced roasted coffee and sweet malty balance with very subtle pine hops.

4
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Draaft on tap at the taproom. /brewry (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours an ominois blackish brown hue, near opaque with some brownish glow through the body. Ruby edges and frothy light brown head atop dies from a firm layer to a firmer ringer, solid lacing in that capacity. Aromas are cocoa and black malts, rye malts and carmelized elements show biscuit, earth, a jab of warmth, more bakers chocolate, biscuits and caramel as we keep moving, some flashes of anise at times. That hop element hits firmly as we let it settle a bit more, firm florals, earth, subtle pine and some citric rind appeal. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps just a touch of girth with lingering biscuits and rye, firm chocolate malt elements, subtle brown malt and earthy hops working their way in. A bit toasty, spicy and bitter as we keep working through. The complex malt profile makes this intriguing, dark and working in many directions. But still a workable body, potent hop element to support and nothing too sweet or sticky. This drinks lighter for it’s matching ABV. Biscuits and rye, some spiciness and bitter earthy hops as gentle cocoa flows out nicely into the backend. Touches of carmelized malts, a gentle pine, floral bitterness, rye malts and earth. A bit of bitter and biscuity trail out. I dig this, the anise even works. Kinda reminding me of Black Biscuit of the past. A really easy going yet complex Barley Wine that is almost troublingly easy to put down. Barrel aging seems an interesting choice going forward.

3.9
chucklemation (1774) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Looks more like an imperial stout than a barley wine. Pours a jet black with a thin white head. Aroma is rye, lots of booze, and some caramel and chocolate. Flavor is sweet caramel, vanilla, toffee, and rye. Has a smooth, full body. A nice experiment that works pretty well.

3.4
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Tastes like a smoky hotel room that has just been cleaned. Kinda a weird taste. Dry and roasty with some slight resinous bitterness.

3.8
Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 9, 2015
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are rye, chocolate, and roasted malts..

3.6
gregwilsonstl (2692) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Dark black. No head. Rye toast. Pretty hot. Swirl on top. Good not great. Burnt. On tap at brewery.


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