Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was dark roast, chocolate, and spice. flavor was coffee, dark roast, chocolate, and spice with a medium body and low carbonation. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle from Midtown in Nashville. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a beige head. Aroma wet grains and brown sugar. Medium bodied and smooth on the palate. Average to mild carbonation. Flavor of tea, caramel, and peanut shells countered by a moderately spicy hops. Rye qualities shine on the dry finish, with a lingering coffee like bitterness and slight hints of cocoa. Lots of schwarzbier qualities in this one. Not bad. Not worth 11 bucks for the bomber though. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2008
sample on Nov 6, 2008. pours a dark brown with a bit of white head. the aroma is a bit different and not all that special. some rye on the nose. soft on the sides of the palate, very smoky with the rye on top. a little thin overall, but a unique beer that is worth trying. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Dry stemmy nose, seem to get a little sour bite. I’ve had the bottle for a while. dark mocha, thin in appearance, tan head. creamy body, almond and tobacco Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2009
lightly carbonated red black pour. the head sticks nicelty to the side of the glass. a real pleasure to the eye.spiced grass nose that seems peppery and metallic?thick like a milkshake, i can tell there is a lot of rye in this.the peppery hop note is strong in the flavor, more meaty than sweet.just a hint of light roast in the finish. i’m surprised by some of these robust flavors.a bit of gum and ivy flavors in here, the peppery rye is all over everything, finish reminds me of arrogant bastard, , and unfortunately that’s not really a good thing. tastes like bubblegum, nickels, allspice, and hops. i like experiments and i will continue to try them, but i just won’t have this one again.5 6 3 2 8
RSRIZZO (2034) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2008
Pours thick with a hazy brown coming out of the bottle. Carbonation is good creating a thick tight tan head. Aroma is roasted with a faint smoke scent and a hint of alcohol. Taste is rich and bitter. Starting with a bold/medium body it goes down smooth with a rich feel. Finish is a quick roasted flavor then a hint of hops and a bold bitterness. After taste is more bitterness. Its not bad, but not very complex the bitterness seems to dominate. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours an amber brown color with a brown head. Aroma is toast, rye, smoked malts, and some nice grassy hops. Flavor is smoked malts, caramel, toast, rye, and a slightly astringent bitter grassy finish.
Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bomber from JCB, who we all know rocks out! Deep brown pour with a huge beige head. Nose is light chocolate and nuts, rye is pretty apparent. Excellent lacing! Sweet brown sugar flavors, chocolate and rye. Comes off dry. I liked this a lot! GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Pours a dark, dark brown in the glass that has definite ruby tints when held up to light. The head is one-finger tall, tan and recedes very quickly to a ring with little lacing.
The aroma is big on smoked malts and rye. There is a hint of sweetness and a bit of hops but very secondary. Coffee was also floating around as well.
The taste has a sweeter tilt to it with some sweet malts and a little dark fruit in addition to the big rye and smoked malt backbone. The smoke lingers through the finish along with a bit of a hop kick.
The mouthfeel was completely unexpected and super smooth. The carbonation was fairly low but complemented the silky smooth palate. Much, much thicker than I expected.
This was much better than I expected and very drinkable. Highly recommended!