hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color, with an off white head. Toasted rye, roast, some coffee, and some earthy/woodiness. Sammy (13106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Tasty stout, with subtle rye contribution. Maybe it was coming in from too much cold, but a tad weak on mouthfeel. Still very good drinkability.Another good addition to this series. alexsdad06 (11381) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head that doesn’t last. The aroma and flavor have nicely roasted malts, coffee, spicy rye bread, some background sweet notes, perhaps a hint of molasses, earthy hops. Mildly peppery, mild + bitterness to the finish, with good body. Tasty and for the right price. gnoff (11227) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
At Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival, Friday 13, 2015.DocLock (11217) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Black color, light brown head. Sweet raosted scent. Sweet, grainy, roasted taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.
Bottle. Pours dark blackish brown with tan head. Nose was rye, coffee, maple, mild oaky, molasses, nuts. Complex flavor with coffee, roasty dark malt, walnuts, oak, and a dense and smooth mouthfeel.
jercraigs (11166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
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2014-01-25. Black body nice tan head. 3++ Aroma is lightly roasty and tangy, dark malt, muted smokey accents. Flavour is tangy and roasty with a whisper of earthy not quite smoke like character, spicey touches. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent. Bottle shared by DuctTape onceblind (11084) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Clear dark dark brown with a big foamy khaki head. The nose has a load of roasted rye malts, basically smells like rye pumpernickel bread. Thankfully the flavor is a bit more complex and tasty, with notes of sweet roasty cocoa, a light kiss of coffee, and a bit of spicy rye bready tones throughout. Semi sweet roast finish. phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Dutch’s- thanks again, Chris! Pours a deep coffee brown with a medium beige head that leaves spots of lace. Aroma of toast, nuts, leaves, rye, chocolate, and dust. Flavor of roasted malts, rye, root beer, cola, brown sugar, toast, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, spicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good black rye ale. KyotoLefty (10926) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Big, nutty, malty nose, caramel, lightly spicy (rye), raisin, slightly woody. Dull brown to black with lace. Sweet yet not overly so, spicy rye, grainy malts, fruity, coffee, wood, nuts. Smooth, full body. Nice
tderoeck (10877) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
22/VIII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: V/2014 (2014-934) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!
Clear dark purple brown beer, creamy beige to brown head, little stable, dissipates quickly, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: milk chocolate, grains, bit dusty, molasses, spicy, cinnamon, cloves. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: spicy start, some cooked vegetables, lots of pumpkin spices, soft bitterness, sweet, little roasted, sour touch. Aftertaste: pumpernickel bread, sourish, bit lemony, toast, cocoa powder, bit of alcohol, soft bitterness, a touch of cooked vegetables, liquorish, spicy ending.