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 (1379) - 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. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
bottle. dark ruby/black pour with thin head. aroma is rich malts, rye, fruity aroma. flavor much the same. nicely hopped and well balacned. nice brew. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Nice off-white more towards a chocolate colored head. This beer has a nice head to
it.VERY dark brown, if not black in color. This beer looks pretty good. I purchased this awhile
ago,and a few at that, but decided to rate it finally, so this one has had time to settle a bit
A little too weak on the aroma. A VERY subtle porter/stout like aroma. I smell the rye, and some
sweet grain, but this aroma is just too faint for me. I am a little disappointed considering
Terrapin is one of my favorite brewers, and Left Hand is up there also. Wow, this beer has a damn
good palate. This beer is extremely smooth and creamy. Actually, for a lager based beer this
beer has an amazing palate. Slight rye taste towards the end, with a great bittering hop to follow.
The toasted coffee like flavor is also excellent. What this beer lacks in aroma makes up in flavor.
This beer has a nice bittering hop that just linger in your mouth. Overall, I am pretty damn impressed
with the flavor and palate, but not so much with the aroma. Great brew. bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
22oz bottle shared by scrizzz. Dark roasty brown with a creamy even light tan head. Roasty, almost burnt, malt, chocolate, and light rye spiciness. Medium body with smooth small feeling carbonation. Toasted rye bread, good amount of bitter coffee and bitter cocoa, touch of pepper. Nice creamy feel and very drinkable.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a beige head with some fizzy legs and a brown, cola colored body. Aromas of roasted malt and a note of black pepper. Flavors of nice, toasted dark bread with some sweetness. Nice, oily body. kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours deep cola-colored, capped with a medium sized tan head. Nice aroma of cocoa, rye, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. flavor is rye, chocolate, spice, coffee, earth, and mild hops. Very smooth and easy to drink. Long, fairly bitter finish with hops and rye. Great 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. talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours a deep garnet color with a moderately full, tan, creamy, mostly lasting head which leaves tight, but limited lace. Nose is faint; some dark rye husks, light bread crust, a bit of spiciness, and some chocolate in the background. Flavor is much more pronounced; lots of chocolate (bitter and some milk), nice coffee notes (although only lightly roasted), some roasted dark rye husks, toasted dark bread, and some spicy, smoky, nutty tones. Bitterness was more than moderate, but more from the coffee and rye notes than the hops. Palate is a surprise with a full, slightly syrupy, soft to lively, and drying; for a lager and a schwarzbier, quite full and syrupy instead of medium and crisp but intriguing. Finishes somewhat dry with lots of bitter chocolate, dry coffee, and spicy dark rye notes. Not what I would consider a Schwarzbier at all but definitely interesting with the fuller body and the great appearance. The spicy rye notes really complement the bitter chocolate and lightly roasted coffee notes. An interesting collaboration but the drinkability was limited. Hangover (1142) - oxford, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
Dark black pour, barely any light shines through it. Huge frothy tan colored head. Very light aroma, malty and chocolate. Crisp body and mouthfeel. Nutty, malty flavor with bitter chocolate in the middle. Slightly metallic off-taste towards the finish. Rye does lend a spicy flavor. Hops are citrusy and bitter finish lingers. Pretty good.