malrubius (2985) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle from Save On. Reddish Amber with chill haze dense lasting head and lace. Very spicy rye caramel and mild smoky aroma. Bready spicy rye caramel and smoky malt with mild fruity sweetness medium assertive very dry spicy rye grassy finish with very mild lingering ashy smoke. Soft creamy palate. Very good. Beerhunter111 (22227) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Roggenmalz, röstig, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig, Roggenmalz, Karamell, schokoladig, leicht würzig. gregwilsonstl (2615) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Great looking. Thick dark tan head. Lots of rye. Strong bread flavor. Very grainy beer. Strykzone (7560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer pours dark brown / amber and is almost a gusher. Very cool lacing. In the aroma I get rye, brewers grain, and a little wood. The flavor is also rye. It is not spicy but more of rye grain. A bit of spice is in the hops, however. Just a hint of chocolate. That wood and a little dark fruit and then some earth. This was not a perfect beer but it had a lot of really fun stuff going on. So much complexity for the style made it a lot of fun to drink. hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
This was a shared tasting with Strykzone on Facebook Chat as we share so many beers together this way. . Poured a cloudy opaque amber-brown with a moderate beige head and good lacing. Nose is rye, wood, and smoke, with a little plum. Light to medium body. Flavor is rye forward but there is a lot of complexity here with an earthy background, smoke, ripe fruit, and a lot of graininess. Chocolate finally appears. The finish is quite dry wit floral hops and low bitterness. This is a complex beer and at first the unusual combination of flavors was a bit of a surprise, but as I got closer to the end it became quite enjoyable as the fruit and chocolate pulled even with the rye and a little spice appears..
bpreo (2903) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2014
It was actually very good. Too bad I only had a tiny taster glass. I would have loved to savor some more. shrubber85 (11573) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Wood, cherry, and rye malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Smoky sweet toffee and rye malt flavor. Nice. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2014
(bottle) deep brown with generous tan head. Aroma of rye, sweetish malt, some earthy notes. Flavor is malt, earthy hops, sweetish malt
Patrickctenchi (6692) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Dark, cloudy brown with a thick tan head.
Aroma is rye, caramel, toast.
Flavour is surprisingly smoky, rye malt, apple peel, dark caramel.
Nice beer.... Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2014
Alla spina. Nera ed oleosa con poca schiuma color beige. Al naso è delicatamente affumicata e tostata con sentori di fondi di caffè e cereali; gusto in linea con le aspettative, note di pane nero, malto, segale e un finale amarognolo e debolmente fumoso. Corpo medio-lieve, struttura leggermente oleosa, effervescenza debole. Particolare, ma allo stesso tempo poco interessante.