Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2008
pours a dark chocolate brown with full head. smooth sweet aroma. nice full palate, complex backgrounds, gives a great rye finish. very good drinker and a good grab. Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bomber picked up in a trade. Poured amber in color with a small tan head. Aroma of rye bread, lightly sweet malt, and toffee. Tastes of rye, toffee, light chocolate, spices, with some mild hops in the finish. Overall pretty dry but with a nice body. Pretty nice.
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Full bodied flavor of chocolate, rye, anise and molasses... well balanced with a touch of bitter DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Pours dark, reddish brown from the 22oz. bottle, with a lasting, frothy off-white head: Nose of nuts and hard roasted malt. Fairly hoppy bite. Ash-y. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated. Lasting duration, oily textured. Alcohol is fairly noticable. Drinkability: Pretty solid. Rebuy: Not my personally favorite style, so I might pass on a second helping. #257 on 26012010, DG. KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours a ruddy, dark brown. Medium sized, light brown head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, smoked malts. Nice lacing present. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice malt flavor with hints of roasted nuts, spicy rye. Flavor is smoked and spicy. Nice first entry of the Midnight Series. KUTGW.
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. ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a clear brown with beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread, spice, rye, touch of hops. Similar taste, grainy. Dry finish. Medium carbonation. aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Pours a deep mahogany with a nice khaki head. Aromas of some roasty toasty malts. coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Flavors are very much the same with the addition of rye and a supple amount of hops. Plate is pretty thin and could definitely take this brew to the next level. FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2008
8 oat 08: on tap at the breweryhbchrist (76) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Sweet, carmelly, molasses aromas reminiscent of rye bread. little/no hop aroma
Dark brown with ruby hints, clear, tan head with good retention
Sweet, malty start with a good bitter bite and tangy/spicy rye notes throughout.
Heavy body, velvety, chewy, mouth coating. Medium carbonation
Big malty and a good bitter punch (but balanced more toward the malt).
Pours dark, dark ruby, nearly opaque. The smell is hard to describe, but it is *appealing*. The taste hit me the wrong way. The first taste reminds me of a strong, slight yeasty IPA, but it quickly dissolves into a traditional tasting (to me) stout. As it fades, it left a sour flavor that reminded me of vomit. I will try another bottle just to be sure, and if the next round is better, I will edit my review.