gururyan (726) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2013AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2015
I had high expectations after Roughtail’s super awesome DIPA, Hoptometrist. This time they’re giving us an "Imperial Black Rye Ale" called Split Decision. Looks intimidating, but washes the palette in hoppy, malty goodness. Not my favorite style, but my favorite within. Nice change to pair with the cold front that rolled in. Firing up some piñon and football to pair.
750ml bottle. Black body with lasting tan head. Dry dark chocolate, pine citrusy, roasty aromas. Frothy mouthfeel. Nice pine, citrusy hoppy tangy flavors with semi sweet chocolate, dry black malt, light roast---tangy drying finish___tasty. kaser (6213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Black pour at home. Definately spicy and a huge beer. Hoppy, fruity, and has a pretty bitter finish, not sure i’d have this one again. Intersting beer. Christpuncher (3108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
A very hoppy rye ale. Tastes like a barrel aged stout. Very sweet and syrupy flavored. Bitter finish pours black in flavor. Had at kasers
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bomber shared with pals at club w dek bar. .ufc fights!... pitch black pour with brown thick head. . Aroma of cherry and mocha chocolate...very rich tasting pile of joy. .. I will be bringing a bottle of this to the tasting in chicago markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a hazy brown/ black with a tan head. Nose is black licorice, earth, unsweet chocolate, and some spicy rye. Flavor is similar with rye, black licorice, earth, and unsweet chocolate. Light to medium in body and an interesting beer overall.
swanmann (764) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2014
From the bottle, it’s extremely dark chocolate brown with loads of dense, dark tan foam that leaves some laciing. Aromas of intense caramel, chocolate roastyness and rye. It’s bittersweet, dark chocolate and caramel, with a rye and hop twang blending well, with a roasty, slightly acidic finish. The carb is lively, but serves well, as it holds up well with warming. jcartamdg (3403) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours jet black with a big off white head. Aroma of malt, roast and slightly muted hops. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, roast and bitter hops. Very bitter, roasty. Not easy to drink. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml served in a DFH IPA glass
A - Pours black with brown hued edges, a thick 2 fingered head stands tall and frothy. The glass stays coated with mocha lacing and the head shows impressive retention.
S - Roasted malt, leafy green hops, brown bread crust, peppery, toasted rye
T - Sweet roasted malts, creamy chocolate at first then turns slightly scorched, some citrus lurking underneath sharp rye grains, the roast is mild at first but grows along with the rye, and leafy green hops. It’s like all the components come together and build growing stronger toward the finish, ultimately choking out all sweetness. Finishes dry with a spicy citrus bitterness.
M - Medium/heavy weight with a fuller body, moderate carbonation, creamy, Lots of hop resin left on the aftertaste.
Great stuff here. I tried to sip it but I found my self drinking this like a session beer. It’s a big transition beer from start to finish. Great showcasing of the rye as well. I really enjoyed this brew and will definitely buy again.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2013 Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, rye, bakers cocoa, pine, earthiness and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, rye, pine and light grapefruit zest with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
750 ml bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Pours black with a big fluffy head that fades slowly and leaves chunky, soapy lacing. Aromas are licorice, dark bread, musty grass, pine, and black rice. Taste is very grainy with lots of licorice and a fairly strong bitterness. Good fresh grass and pine hop taste as well. Huge spicy rye finish that lingers very long with the pine as well. Very cool and unique beer. I don’t think I’ve had anything like it. Highly recommend giving it a try.