Ungstrup (38154) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin light tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, wood, rye, rhum, and bread. The flavor is sweet iwth notes of malt, rye, and rhum, as well as lighter notes of wood and alcohol, leading to a dry woody finish. Nickls (2555) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap)
Deep rich coppery brown color; with a thinner white head; not much lacing or retention. Woody; bit of rum and alcohol and vanilla; touch sweet, and back to a hint of booze in the aroma. Boozey right up front; definitive rum notes; drying rye comes in and tempers some of the sweetness; earthy and minerals; woody; dark fruit finishes it out. Medium and a little viscous; soft carbonation. Kinda difficult after a bit; pretty rich brew with quite a few things going on; the booze slowed me down. Overall, tasty and warming, and found some nice interesting things in this brew Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Tap at RNH. Pours a deep amber-brown- hazed with a tight yet thin beige head. Aroma is earthy, spicy and sweet rye malts mixed with caramel and toffee, earthy and spicy with light fruity esters, and molasses sweetness. Flavor is more molasses, almost a licorice root earthy hint, rye bread, chocolate hint, nuts, with a mostly dry finish despite the sweetness upfront. Mostly unique- pretty good. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Tasty stuff. Pretty pour. Pours a dark amber with a dense, peach-cream colored head. Aroma isn’t much to shout home about - mostly toasty caramel malts, with a slight metallic tinge. Flavor offers a lot more - earthy, nutty grains, a faint hop counter, and an aftertaste with just a bit of spice. Ends up nice and dry, even through the weak beginning. Not bad at all. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Sampled during RBSG 7/10/2009 on tap at the brewery. This porter pours a medium brown color from the tap. Medium sized beige head. Aroma is fruit and sweet. A medium bodied porter. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of nuttiness. The hops are earthy. The nuttiness is balanced by the rye spiciness. Very smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Draft at Brouwer’s. Pours a murky dark brown with a nice dense creamy disc of mousse on the top. Mild brown rye bread nose, a little earthy, and ever so slightly sour. But definitely not all that powerful an aromatic. Creamy medium body, nice grainy quality to it. Nicely understated carb. The flavors here are almost muted, some sour rye, some nice brown rye sandwich bread. It’s a little on the mild side, and I couldn’t tell you what specifically makes it a pleasing beer to drink. It’s kind of a rye answer to a pretty decent brown ale. But I’d definitely order this fairly regularly...and now’s a good time to add that I am a sucker for a well-made rye beer. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Chocolate, light rye, and some earthy notes in the nose. Pours brown amber, thin head, good lace. Chocolate and rye dominate. That’s pretty much it imo. Some earthy bitter in finish. Rather straightforward.Some dry toasty notes are in there as well. Light lingering spicy rye. Well done. gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s Hopfest ’09. Pours a red brown with plenty of cream lacing. Faint aroma of funk and banana, raisin and malt. Taste was earthy and bitter. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Draft. Pours an amber body with a tan head. Sweet malty body with chocolate, caramel and some slight rye. A vinous rummy etoh warming with some light vanilla and woody notes. Good stuff. JoeMcPhee (9459) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Tap at Rattle N Hum. The nose is lightly spicy with a lot of heavy/chewy malts. A light rye spiciness that appears over a lean crisp crackery malt base. There is a little bit of earthiness and even a kiss of oak. The finish shows a little bit of grainy/tannic astringency that actually works to enhance the spiciness of the brew. Pretty nice stuff.