DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle from Lemon Tree, dated 11/18/13. Big green hop smell right out of the bottle! I also get whiffs of sweet chocolate as the foamy head settles down, don’t know why. Dark brown color, big spongy head. By the time I taste it, the hop nose has settled, leaving a big spicy rye flavor. Nope, the hop bitterness is still there, on my teeth. Spice gives that note of cocoa, also some cinnamon and the snap of a wheat cracker. Frank (4190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
This is really a beautiful beer: cherrywood brown with a had that leaves rings of lace with each sip. It has a surprisingly strong roasted character that plays nicely off the hops. It is slightly sweet with a texture that maybe is a bit heavy for a moderate gravity beer. Still, this isn’t a bad beer to drink, as hot as an APA with some extra malt character for good measure. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottled February 5, 2014.Mexicanbrewer (4) - Alhambra, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
Appearance: The body has stunning clarity, showing off the beautiful garnet/ruby hued body. The tan head is dense, but short lived, settling into an opaque coating which hides the body from the top.
Aroma: Rye is big in here, slightly spicy and doughy, with hints of caramel. The aroma comes off a bit like wet and sort of old grain. It’s not unappealing, but it smells warm despite being cold, if that makes any sense. Like a dog coming in from a Summer shower.
Taste: Nothing offensive about this, but it’s definitely heavy on the rye. Bitterness is low, perhaps a little citrus on the finish. The malt base provides a little sweetness while the rye gives a touch of spiciness. It’s not bad, but definitely bland.
Palate: Thick like store bought juice with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is a pass in the future for me. It’s very rye heavy so those who love rye should enjoy this, but I find that there’s nothing else to back it up.
Great malty aroma , nice reddish in color a dit of bite in the tongue over all ok beer love the later , Eye catching! ! This beer would pair well with some chicken fingers .. not to over powering... cigar of choice would be a nice maduro , maybe a padron 2000 series.. BREWMUSKCLES (2685) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
nice fuller body to this malty brew with a pronounced broomstraw flavor that is accompanied with some floral and lightly citrus hops. a lingering broomstraw in the finish with perhaps a bit of ivy.
SFtaster (66) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
12 oz bottle into chilled tulip glass. Another nice offering from the local boys at Speakeasy Brewery. Good citrus nose, nice hop notes, decent mouth feel, lingering carbonation. If I was forced to choose, I’d pick Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Rye as my favorite rye ale. But that’s no shame on Speakeasy since HRR is at the head of the class. Scarlett’s is a quality ale, but won’t replace Prohibition as my brew of choice from Speakeasy. ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottled on 02/06/14. Nose of very sweet and penetrating citrus hops with slightly vegetal/dank undertones and heavy, heavy rye grains, lightly toasted with some mild gummy spice. Perhaps too much rye, but we’ll see. Deep, dark ruby with plenty of carbonation and a large and rocky tan head. Taste is very dry and medium-strong bitter, just all about the toasty rye but with nice spicy and earth hops, lightly floral with some caramel that I don’t particularly like. Straight medium body a touch watery and less than effervescent, but it’s still close to Goldilocks’ zone. A good job as an archetypal ’rye’ beer if you’re trying to show someone what that is. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Dark brown color, light brown head. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Sweet, metallic taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
This poured a clear dark brown body (red rye?), lighter around the edges, with a sustained, creamy tan head. The aroma was lightly roasted malt, toffee, and a hint of floral scents. Quite a creamy mouthfeel. This had a mild mannered flavor, light maltose, woody & earthy bitterness, a bit of brown sugar. Drinkable, but not very impressive. Gription79 (2890) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 13, 2014
Thanks to my father. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Notes of roasted malts, caramel, slight coffee notes in finish. Some malty sweetness, a touch drying in the finish. Very enjoyable.