djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015 HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle served in a tulip. Pours a deep reddish brown, almost black. Not much head. Some fruit and dark malt in the aroma. More dark malt in the flavor. Finishes with some fruit and a bit of a harsh note. Fuller side of medium bodied, not a lot of carbonation. A little odd.
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong rye, berries, roast. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose, light fruit, good. hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle... Pours murky and brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nose is a collage of spicy grains, roasted malts, lightly fruity raspberries and a hint of campfire smoke. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. The flavor offers roasted malts and snappy, grainy rye malt. Well-balanced. Finishes roasty and lightly bitter. Bottle courtesy of gatorguy92! DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2015
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Murky brown off white head. Dark berry, cocoa, toffee. Velvety palate. Tame dark fruit. Lift. jkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of blackberries, dark malts, some rye, spiciness, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. An interesting beer but not the best. Sarlacc83 (2430) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Hey Barry, get off my floor. Seriously. STOP!
Bottle from Keir. Thanks!
A: Blackberry color with a foamy mocha head. The head, which indicates nothing, not even that this blew up and drenched my floor - leaving me 20 minutes clean up time.
N: Blackberry, soy, rye, peppercorn, earth, and pine. Some cocoa and coffee elements. Finished with blueberry.
T: Slightly sour, sweet, and bitter.
M: Creamy, medium body. No alcohol.
O:: Not the most interesting beer I’ve ever had. I don’t really understand why you’d add fruit to a bitter smokey base. Also, I’m subtracting points for gushing, because I can.
CanIHave4Beers (4236) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in a location remote of my dining room.fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Pours a dark brown with purplish hues, it’s got a decent head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is pretty strong on blackberry with some medicinal stuff and some reserved sweetness. It’s rich and robust with a bit of rye bread aroma.
The flavor is pretty centered around those berries but while displaying only a mild sweetness. The bitterness is mild but well employed. It’s got a sort of whole grain bread sort of character to it as well.
I liked it pretty well.
Bottle at CapFlu’s Blomster Bashburg326 (5628) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Dark brown color. Mild rye bread aroma. Caramel flavor with mild sourness; ordinary bitterness; some alcohol.
Poured a dark brown with some purple highlights with aromas of malt, rye and some berries. Flavors are sweet berries, malt, grapes and light nuts. OK overall was expecting better. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Very toasty with a hint of nuts. Fun toasted malts. Vanilla, cocoa with a thin elixir finish. Nice. Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - Blueberry and toasted malt. Dark maroon with a beige thin head. Chocolate malts, blueberry, light funk and a long finish. Neither sweet nor sour, not their best.