kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2008
On tap at the Oldsmar Tap House (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark brown to black with tan head. Little retention or lacing. Aroma is sweet, caramel, ripe dark fruit, oak and woody notes. Flavor is more malty, some coffee, toffee and woody notes, slightly bitter lingering finish. Generally medium to full body. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle shared by Butters or Springslicker. Both brought a bottle and I am not sure which we opened. Poured a red-brown with a thin off-white head that left spotty lacing. Aromas of rye, earthy and toasted malts. The flavor finds rye, chocolate, and some light spices. Medium to full body that starts sweet and ends bitter. Beaver (1791) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a creamy reddish tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2009
The aroma is rye malts, some candy-like sugars, some chocolate and a touch of fruits.
The flavor is sweet sugary malts, lots of rye, some fruits and some metallic hop/rye notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, it’s not very well balanced - lots of sweetness and rye. I remember it being better on draft.
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. 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.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
(bottle). Clear, dark brown color. Medium off white head. Light rye and hop flavors. Roasted malt/coffee flavor with light rye and hops. Avg duration. Smooth finish with light bitterness. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
22 oz. bottle - thanks to acrdz for the bottle; pours very dark brown and mostly flat and clear; chocolate, raw grains in the aromas; drinks very dry with a mild spice from the rye; decent
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
This drink is THICK! Syrupy appearance, much like coke mixed with maple syrup. Bubbly, well, more gurgly, like the slime from Ghostbusters. Sweet, roasted and grainy aroma. Flavor is darkly malted, sweet and almost alcoholic... no doubt the rye has something to do with it, especially noticeable in the finish. Quite a different beer, points to Left Hand for originality. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2008
650 mL bottle. Poured a thick ruby black with a one finger brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and pancake syrup. Flavor was spicy with chocolate and caramel notes and a citrus hop note. Very different beer. Both Left Hand and Terrapin can pat themselves on the back for this one. Great effort. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2009
Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Some roasted malt and rye bread in the aroma. Touch of piney hops with a good dose of bitter rye and coffee. Fairly simple but tasty.