oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottled (backlog). Reddish amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is rye, bread, some toffee, wood and mild resiny notes along with some mild toasted notes. Flavour is toasted malts, some sweet malts, rye bread and mild ripe fruitiness. Mild bitterness in the finish. anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2008. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Slightly sweetish malty caramel spicy flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish. jjgmd (2181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bomber. Pours a brownish rusty color with a quick dissipating java head. Nose is sweet molasses, with caramel and toffee notes as well. Taste is very sweet, very sugary with heavy caramel, and toffee flavors. Finish , not surprisingly is sweet as well and ends on the same tasting notes. Descent Bock, but not my favorite style ! Quaff Score 6 / 10 zgaier (1957) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours amber brown with a tan head and sweet malty, caramel aroma. Taste is sweet as well, malty, caramel with bread and fruit notes leading to a sweet, malty finish. Drinkable, solid bock BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2011
A bit musty smell of sour caramel, brown sugar, toffee and bread. Soft and sweet taste of sweets and bread, no bitterness. Not a beer in my taste!
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2011
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting @ the Harlequin.
Amber color, sweet malty with spicy notes.Dry finish with low bitterness. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle... Dark, burnt orange lager with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Caramel, toffee and grapefruit aroma with hints of light molasses and ginger. The flavor is malty sweet and bready with notes of toffee and caramel. I’m not picking up much of the rye... a shame. Medium-bodied with a dry, almost caustic mouth feel and champagne-like carbonation. Sahara-dry finish. The rye only makes its appearance known in the mouth feel and finish. Rye’s probably my second favorite grain and I would have enjoyed more of it. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle/750ml - Bottled in 2008 and a bit over carbonated, this beer may no longer be in its prime. Loosening the caged cork signaled a near disaster... the cork began to push out as I untwisted the wire cage while I held the top of the cork... QUICK RUN OUTSIDE!! Disaster averted and I did not lose too much beer after all.
It poured a very dark , clear amber in color with a medium foamy head that settled to a thin covering over the beer, Aroma is malty and slightly sweet with bready yeastiness. Flavor was nice and malty and mildly sweet with plenty of bready yeasts and a fair amount of dark fruit (dates, prunes, etc.). A bit of the classic spiciness that you expect with rye in the grist. Finish lingers... dark fruits and the sweet malts... One of the better rye beers I have had... a bit sweet for my tastes, but still quite good, actually. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
29-Nov-10 (750-ml corked and caged bottle, Bottled in 2008: Purchased 11-Apr-09 for $13.99 at Gold Hill in Fairbanks, AK) Two years of aging seems about right for this beer. It’s a malt-driven beer, medium-sweet, plenty of toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, and bread crust, with backing flavors of dried fruits, a light grassiness and modest spiciness which help to offset the sweetness. Medium-full in body with medium but smooth carbonation and enough dryness to keep the sweetness in check. Less aromatic than flavorful, the nose is earthy, sweet, caramely, and chocolaty. The hazy, ruby-amber beer pours a tall, bubbly, light-tan head that rises to well over an inch before settling ever-so-slowly to a quarter inch and hold there for the duration of the session. Simply stunning head retention, and even the lacing is decent, with large, foamy patches scattered all around the glass. A solid beer and excellent one for aging too, this one excels in every category. SanfordBrewer (1577) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
lots of really nice fresh malt character, with a little spicy complexity from the rye.