Suttree (6484) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2013
Dark murky reddish bronze. Decent sized beige head. Smells toasty, earthy, even a little bit smoky. Pretty full bodied. Flavor is a lot of earthy malts, some coffee and smoky, and a dry, woody finish. dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 8, 2013
I thought this was pretty nice. A beautiful brown with a nice head, the flavor is a little different but surprisingly smooth. reebtogi (6341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
650ml bomber pours brown in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass as it settles. Aroma is caramel and grains. Taste is a spicy hop bitterness with an underlying malty sweetness. Light to medium body with nice carbonation. A well done brew that I recommend to others. JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Mahogany to brown in color, Dense taupe colored head. Big toasted rye scents along with a touch of smoke. Light grainy sweetness. Rye and pumpernickel. 4/13
Pyrmir (6197) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Opaque brown with nearly no head. Aroma is spicy, green tea and rye. Taste is sweet, not too heavy on the hops and with nice rye notes.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a brown colored body with a lighter hazier looking reddishness around the edges, two finger white foamy head that dies and leaves some foamy clingy lacing in its wake.
The smell had spicy rye, smokey, malty, fruity yeasty sort of hops, intricate in a way but different than other beers I’ve had in my life.
The taste is spicy yeasty flavoring that dominates but lets in the rye and the fruit combine and coming through in a smoky way, smoky yeasty aftertaste, slightly dry yet fruity and some light rye in the finish.
The palate is about a medium, sessionable - maybe. Carbonation is good to me.
Overall, I say good for the most part and worthy of more pours. Viper666 (6034) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Bouteille 650ml sous le nom de "Chatoe Rogue Roguenbier Rye Ale". De couleur ambrée-brune et voilée. Nez herbeux (herbes fraîches, notes de thé), de levures légèrement épicées (poivre doux) et aux notes fruitées (zeste de citron), de céréales sucrées, moyen de pain aux notes grillées avec des traces de fumées (fumée de bois). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture moyennement crémeuse. Goût de levures léger-moyen épicées (poivre) aux notes fruitées (zeste d’agrumes) et terreuses avec un léger goût fumé (fumée de bois) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un mélange malté de pain légèrement grillé et de grains de céréales (seigle) avec de faibles traces de caramel doux puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume asséchante de houblon herbeux (thé doux, traces de foin). Post-goût moyen-long et plutôt sec, moyen-léger amer de houblon très herbeux (thé, notes de foin et d’herbes fraîches) avec un léger goût épicé (poivré) et des notes de grains de céréales et de levures terreuses. ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bomber. Stale yeasty nose out of the bottle, hints of rubbery autolysis, pours a deep murky copper/dark brown in the glass with a creamy beige head. Taste is bitter, burnt, very rubbery, touch of plastic, dry and stripping, light grain, black patent, some smoke. Medium body, smooth and creamy, nice lace. Whatever rye they used is overwhelmed but the burned and smokier notes. Very subtle chest warming, alcohol is under control here. The damage isn’t too bad here, and it’s not an utter drainpour, but this did nothing to allay my disdain for this brewery. It’ll be another year or two until I buy another bottle, guys, get your act together. thornecb (6020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sourdough and roasted nut aromas. Medium bodied with spicy pumpernickel upfront turning to sourdough before the earthy bitter finish. superspak (5877) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle date, but a late 2012 release. Pours lightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big spicy rye, caramel, toast, brown bread, smoke, light roast, pepper, clove, light citrus, floral, and roasted earthiness. Nice, pleasant, and unique aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes with moderate hops; with solid strength. Taste of spicy rye, toast, brown bread, caramel, smoke, light roast, light clove, pepper, floral, pine, light citrus, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of rye, caramel, toast, brown bread, light roast, pepper, floral, pine, light citrus, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of flavors with good malt complexity and robustness; nice hop/malt flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Roggenbier! Nice balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate hops; and very smooth to drink. Never had this style before, but this was very enjoyable.