shrubber85 (11581) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Bready malt and dried fruit aroma. Amber color with minimal head. Slightly sweet dried fruit initially followed by a moderately strong rye bread malt flavor. Nicely blended. Love the rye flavor that comes out in this - a great beer. jpburgh213 (11) - saratoga springs, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Nice dark mahagony color with a bready malt flavor. Nice heavy feeling on your tounge. Perfect description, its a mild winter beer. Great sessionability. Tstandiford (10) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Tasted in a snifter, small amount poured.
Caramel prominently, with hints of Roasted malts
Deep amber with a vanilla colored head that dissipates relatively fast, especially for being in a tulip.
Caramel flavors with hints of Rye. A nice Roasty finish. a swish brings out a very Creamy mouthfeel.
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Nothing too fancy here. Solid, very drinkable, and strong enough. The rye adds a nice touch. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a clear amber body with white head. Lots of caramel malt on this, along with plenty of spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with rye spice. A good winter ale.
andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2010
I picked this up at Foremost Liquors in my neighborhood in Chicago, IL; enjoyed after an especially crappy day at work. This stuff is just what I needed! Aroma of chocolate malt, somewhat bready, I’m reading rasins in the descriptions and I can buy that. Appearance is a rich amber / toffee with a thin white head. Taste is very smooth, somewhat sweet, captures the season very well, creamy, it’s got roasted malt and a toffee flavor. Another great one from Chicago’s best brewery! Hermod (8250) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2010
35,5cl bottle, Kaisla, Helsinki. Poured dark copper color with a nice head, long lasting lacing. Hops and caramel in aroma. Flavor is caramel, coffee, smoke notes and fruits. Quite long finish with some coffee notes. Really interesting beer, drinkable and tasty. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2011
On tap @ pony bar.
A nice brown hue almost totally clear an nice off white head that had some retention and not much lace. Aroma had a big malt note upfront mild roasted notes and a nice nutty quality. Some spice notes were present. Flavor had good balance between the nuttiness and the roasted malts. There was a slight spiciness in the aftertaste. Full bodied with a dry finish. kaser (6360) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bomber from binnys. Pours yellowish with little white floaties in it. White light head. Lemon hoppy aroma. Slightly bitter, aggressive but smooth hops, fruity citrus and refreshing lemon taste. Delicious stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Brown with white head. Light grainy rye and toffee aroma. Similar taste with a bit of a sour mash rye finish. This beer is medium body dark full of flavor and low alcohol, I want more.