coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bomber in trade with thebeersomm.. Nose is a gentle hard pulled light carmel malt. Full pour yeilds a black cylinder with a bit of brown peeking thru at the bottom of glass. A 3/4 inch thick tan head floats upon it all. Head settles quite slowly even thru a quaff or so. Delicate lacing is seemingly etched upon the glass since it stays there so long and does not droop. Body is Medium - . hops linger and shuffle feet with body while the rye appears during the second half and twist the tastebuds wtih a sourdough twangyness.Finish ended abrubtly. timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Somewhat transparent black pour. Frothy white head. Burnt malt, light chocolate and some piney hop aroma. Surprisingly creamy mouthfeel, rather pleasant medium body. Grainy, smokey roast malt flavors. Just slight lingering bitter at the finish. The frothyness is almost too much. Otherwise, this is a real nice brew and quite drinkable. If all dark rye beers are like this, I will seek them out. yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep brown to light orange glare, holds a small brown head. Breadish, roasted, liqourish and mild chocolate flavoured. Smooth malty and yet with a nice hoppy bite. Dry bitter and roasted malty finish. Smooth and filling finish. Nice one.
Ungstrup (37632) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2009
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, nuts, and malt as well as light notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, nuts, toffee, bread, and brown sugar, as well as a bit of alcohol, leading to a dry bready finish. The mouthfeel is quite carbonated. DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Deep, ruby black pour with a slowly developing, creamy, tawny head that has excellent durability and a sticky, reticulated lace, a truly beautiful beer. Aroma of roasted nuts, faint burnt sugar, pine, and spice. Medium body and carbonation, smooth and dry palate. A big dose of hoppy bitterness washes over the malty sweetness that hits first. The finish is long and bitter, and quite satisfying. I really liked this.
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a dark and deep orange color (almost brown) with a large sized, 5 finger, off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, grains, and rye. Tastes of rye, lighter chocolate, toasty, caramel, and grainy. Some lacing left on the glass. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with an average, frothy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted grain, meal, cereal), average hops (grass, herbs), average yeast (earth, leather, sweat) with notes of charcoal, wood, and prunes. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
This was alot darker than i thought it would be. The aroma and body werent huge though and didnt match the body. It had some weird aroma to it idk, it wasnt rye bready, but it was more fermented raison bready. The body was much the same. The label however, is cooler than the beer. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Black pour with an inch-thick tan head. Grainy malt nose. Shary, tangy rye flavor with roasted malt present. Sweet, woodsy, grainy with a bitter finish. Full bodied and good. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2009
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of cocoa, rye, caramel, light grapefruit, and roasted malt. Flavor of rye, roasted malt, raisin, caramel, hops (citrus), and some fennel.