sethdude (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Oh yesindeed, we have a mild-like beer at winter appropriate ABV! About time someone made a winter warmer that isn’t some ridiculous high gravity trainwreck. Pours coppery brown with a light head and medium lacing. Aroma is grainy with small wisps of hop pepper. Flavor is similar to a traditional english mild, plus a bit of extra hops and a slight alcohol zing. Big, dark grainy toast flavors with very floral hops mingle well over the medium-light body. I would classify this as an American Mild, but for the addition of rye. Very nice, one that I’ll look forward to fo winters to come. beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Slightly hazy brown with some red hues and a medium off white head.
Dark caramel aroma, chocolate covered raisins, grassy hops.
Flavor is rich with sweet malt, port-like fruitiness, medium bitterness and pleasant roast.
Medium body, nicely balanced, long finish, satisfying. Nice. Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Pours reddish brown with a decent off white head. Aroma is light, but malty. Flavor is roasted and light malts with a very slight bitterness. Not bad. coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Dark yellow pour, fluffy white head. Aromas of toast, some grain and maybe a touch of hops. Flavor follows the aroma pretty well. Not too bad, with a light bitterness in the finish. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Tap pours auburn with dense head. Moderate aroma of light roasted grains. The taste is simple but it works, somewhere between a mild and a brown. Just enough rye to give it some depth, but overall a simple taste.
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Smooth malty nose. Brown with a creamy beige head. Sweet but balanced. Medium bodied and smooth. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy amber to copper brown. A finger of off white head leaves generous lacing. The first sniff yields a pleasing malt aroma, slightly caramelized, but the nose quickly fades. Flavor is very nutty and distinctly bitter without much aroma hops. This comes off well here. Some orange peel and perhaps some cinnamon. Rye flavors emerge from the caramel malts in the finish, and there’s some weissbier banana-clove notes in the linger. TonyDiUlio (679) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Tasted this beer while on Beer Quest 2010 with the guys. This was beer number 80. Pour was medium amber. Lacing was good. Aroma was a little malty. Flavor is rye bread. Medium body. Some smokey flavor and a strange aftertaste. osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Pours a nice amber color with medium sized off-white head. Aroma of yeast and grand. Flavor of grain, grass and some roasted malts. Decent beer. joebudzjoe (677) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Draft @ Monster B’s. Pours brown with nice tight lacing throughout the pint. Overall, this is a dull rye ale with none of the tight kick of typical rye ales. Some notes of caramel and toffee, but ultimately muddy flavored.