gunnfryd (14895) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is hop, roasted, malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits. Full body. Nice beer. Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with mahogany highlights and a small lasting tan head. Aromas of chocolate, spice, coffee, light fruittiness and a hiunt of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, spice, light roastiness and light coffee with a smooth roasty moderatly bitter finish. Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Bottle from World of Beer, Clearwater, FL.
Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, rye and nutty aroma. Medium to full body and a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met with a drinkable complex beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2008
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, some chococoffee. Taste is medium sweet, raisin, earthy/tobacco, roasted/coffee, some caramel, rye. Smooth medium body, low carbonation, light acidity. Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2009
22 ounce bottle. Pours a thick looking clear dark red color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate, rye, anise. Taste is very nutty with sunflower, rye and bitter, spicy leafy hops. Full bodied.
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. 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. 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. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-chocolate, wood/rye/mint, some husky/grainy. Taste is dominant rye, somewhat sweet roasty dark malt-chocolate/caramel, wood/rye/mint, some husky/grainy, secondary spice hops. Semi-dry finish. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin white head. Light smoke, spicy rye, little bit of roast, a bit of grain. Smooth, with a bit of roast malt, a touch of rye. Finishes with a long slow bitterness and a bit more of that grain and rye flavor.