ARH (1139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is heavy with rye bread and not much else. It’s a dark, clear, orange brown color with a thick white head and cloudy surface that leaves behind an abundant dense, web lace. The taste is a balanced blend of medium sweet and bitter. The thin textured beer has a soft, creamy carbonation. The medium body is a rich, toasted rye flavor that finishes clean and crisp with a light touch of citrus.
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Odd ball. The aroma is superb. It would rate an easy eight if it were just a bit stronger. Bread, caramel, hay, cereal, coffee, nuts, all are present. Resin. Yeast is dough, barnyard, basement aromas, leaves. Banana, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, licorice, raisin, vanilla... Fuck it.... Aroma is an eight. It pours a gorgeous copper brown/black with a nice tan/off white head. Really impressive. It tastes good but way weighted to sour... a downfall. Palate is smooth, standard, and slick but with stinging lingering bitter. Sight and smell are top tier but consumption doesn’t live up to expectations. Glad I tried it. Would drink again. Would not buy again. Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle. Dark red brown pour with a big bubbly off white head. Caramel, raisin, rye, spice, lemon zest. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Sweet and spicy. Nice chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Tasting sample at the brewery: Pours amber with a nice head and good CO2 release. Low spice aroma, roasted malt, low hop profile. Taste is salty, bitter and spicy. Dry, bitter and unique on the palate. Very interesting, could not drink a bunch though. Foffern (2044) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2013
On tap at Crowbar, Oslo. Pours a hazy deep brown colour with a khaki medium head. Aroma of rye bread, dark berries, leather, wood and some forest. A great balanced taste with oak, leather and some cinnamon. Has a soft and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A rich and well-balanced ale.
Suttree (6537) - 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. Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from bierkompass.de. hazy brown color with thick off-white head. Aroma of rye, bready notes, malt, caramel, hops. Taste, rye, roasted malt, coffee, hops. Goodie. suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Deep caramel/red colored pour. Big white head. Foamy and lasting for a good bit. Tons of lacing. Peppery nose with hints of hops. Spicy malt. Nice peppery hops. Bit of a yeast character. Nice. lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Rouge assez opaque et foncée, un cerceau de mousse sur le dessus. Au nez, le seigle se détecte rapidement, ainsi que les malts, penchant vers le caramel. En bouche, on retrouve une longue entrée en matière toute en malts ronds et épicés, mais pas particulièrement sucrés. S’ensuit une petite amertume en finale, qui allonge encore la palette des saveurs. Une bière intéressante, originale et savoureuse, mais pas renversante. Accessible, bien faite, bonne. pintbypint (3920) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Deep amber pour with a massive off white head, creamy bead, good lacing. Nose has trace of smoke, rye and caramel. Taste has caramel, grain, rye spice. Dry finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking rye ale.