mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, very small tan head. Syrup, malt mash aroma. Light smoke and sweet malt body with a watery finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Smells nutty, caramel, coffee, has a really complex smell that is amazing! Has a very nutty flavor, slight roast, caramel. It’s a really good. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottled, dark brown color with khaki foam, caramel and roasty toffee aroma, flavor is good coffee , dark fruits, earthy caramel and well balanced finish travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, with a creamy tan head. The smell is roasty, coffee, malts, sweetness, and chocolate. The taste is a malty sweetness, pepper, sticky, nuts, and chocolate. arminjewell (9635) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of rye, spice, slight orange, hints of grass, pine in there, pretty nice smelling with some dark cocoa, roast as well. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, hints of grass, slight pine, touch of orange peel, rye in there, finishing bitter, dry. Tasty.
Oogiee (71) - Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 30, 2013
caramel, toast, roasty, coffee, floral, herbs, earthy, basement aromas, soy sauce, vanilla, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, average carbonation, astringent, rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a small half finger tan head.
The aroma is very toasty with some coffee and char. Pine is present from the hops but it is not all that complex.
Mouthfeel has pine and earth and a fairly strong bitterness from the get go. The rye sort of lingers in the background and is not as prominent as I was hoping. Mouthfeel is quite chalky with a sticky finish.
Overall, the rye is just too suppressed in this beer and the hops are too up front. It lacks balance and is really not all that interesting. Oh well, glad I got to try it.
RobertDale (6470) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap. Comes nearly black with a small biege head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, rye, and licorice. Pretty good. SaintMatty (7362) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle - Dark brown, almost black in colour. Roasted malt and a hint of coffee in the aroma. Roasted and malty taste with plain chocolate, rye and grain detected. jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
12 oz bottle. Black in color with an average beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, rye bread, smoke, and coffee. Taste is of rye, cocoa, tobacco, and roasted malt.