blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle. Amber with a thin off white head. Light spicy rye aroma with some light sweeter notes. The flavor is well balanced. Rye notes are up front, but don’t dominate. A light caramel sweetness, with some nice spicy hop notes. A very solid sessionable winter seasonal. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
12oz bottle, bottled 11/16/2011. Clear brown color, light tan head leaving some lace. An interesting aroma. Very roasty, like dried herbs. My mom sampled some and said tea leaves or tobacco, I can see that. Nice sweet malty caramel / maple syrup / sweet tea taste. Pretty decent and drinkable winter ale. Interesting roasty taste. Some chocolate aroma. Decent (lighter) dark / ripe fruit aftertaste. JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Deep amber brown pour. The aroma is softly spicy and peppery. A little bit of light mintiness with a bit of soft bready character. A little bit of soft sweetness and a touch of pepper and clove as well. A bit of fruitiness on the back of the palate. A touch of white pepper and some nice estery fruitiness on the back of the palate. A little bit of soft rye character that ties it together quite nicely. b3shine (9150) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a semi-transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells of caramel malt, dark fruit, and dough. Tastes like it smells with a nice rye tingle. A decent winter ale. drowland (9076) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
On tap at Clybourn and had a bottle back home. The rye really does add a nice flavor. Everyone should give this beer a go.
downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Medium brown with a decent, off-white head. Chewy slightly sweet, cereal malts, tart fruit and a big, bitter finish. Good, but not particularly mild. Svesse (8803) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2012
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm, 13 Dec 2011) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dark bread, dark fruit, prunes, raisins and slightly spicy yeast aromas. Malty, fruity taste with notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and a mild spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slightly sweetish. Quite enjoyable. nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Growler from Big Z. Pours a transparent, copper amber with a frothy white head. Nose is sweet, malty, bready, doughy. Flavor is sweet, chewy grains, light caramel, brown bread, lightly spicy. Medium bodied, sweet finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2010
Bottled. A ruby amber coloured beer with a slight off-white head. A sweetish nutty beer with noticeable rye and caramel or crystal malt sweetness. Decent fruitiness and pretty drinkable. jredmond (8645) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Draft at coles in buffalo, ny. Pours a dark red body. Aroma is slightly burnt roast. Flavor is very meaty.