tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2011
22oz dark brown color with tannish head and great lacing. oh the flavor of rye and porter.. you have that hot spicy flavor of the rye with a hop kick mixed in a bath of a porter. wonderful beer. malt is not overbearing at all. not sure if there is a very slight coffee tinge in there. the rye is quiet strong and thats ok.. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 ounce bottle form Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA, opened 6/28/11. Pours a reddish brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, rye, minty and floral hop notes. The taste is Kind of an odd leathery, minty taste, if that makes any sense. Almost like menthol. Some roast and herbal notes in there as well. Medium bodied. Weird beer, and I’ll be drinking it rather quickly. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Tasted on 8/6/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Siciliano’s, 2010 vintage. Pours an opaque dark brown with a very thick beige head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, leaving lacy residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is spicy rye malt along with some baking spices, green hops bitterness, and dark chocolate malts. The flavor is spicy rye malt up front, moving to the more bitter green hops, and the dark chocolate and light coffee. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long spicy rye, bitter green hops, dark chocolate, and coffee finish. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a light tan head, not much here...The aroma and taste are all rye from start to finish. Its an ok rye, but a little boring after awhile. The taste has a light coffee finish. Ok feel, a little tough to drink.
If you love rye give this a try, but not much of a porter taste, otherwise skip it. pineypower (3350) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours out a rootbeer brown with a thin bubbly off white head. Aroma is of rye bread, cocoa, sweet malt, and a touch of some hops. Taste is lots of rye, some nice chocolate notes, slight roast, licorice, and a lingering hop note in there also.
Lubiere (14247) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
A red copper ale with a thick moka head. In aroma, a nice fruity hops with treacle and caramel. In mouth, a smooth DIPA with oily biscuitty malt, orange pulp, pinhey c-hops, all very nice and classy. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Catching up on ratings. I like imperial/strong porters in general, this beer was decent. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours is deep brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of spicy rye, strawberry, cherry, coffee and chocolate. Flavor shows the same with an additional light roast quality to it and finishes somewhat spicy. SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle from Dak. Thanks! Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roast coffee and malt, chocolate and hops in the aroma.Flavor is roast and bitterness. A bit spicy. Pretty good. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Deep brown, light head. Very roasty, spicy, hoppy aroma and some bitter coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor is quite bitter(hops), spicy(rye) and some coffee and very bitter chocolate. Almost a peppery note to it.