cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Sweet, roasty aromas that remind me of sweet tea with lemon, and maybe a hint of bourbon. It’s a deep reddish-brown color with a very nice off white head. This is a delicious beer! A sweet malty start that grabs you with citrusy hops and finishes exactly how you want a rye ale to finish; spice and sweetness. As a lover of red ales, I’ve gotta say that this is one of my favorites. Oscbert (1302) - Lincoln, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Earthy, woody, resinous hop aroma with spicy rye
Pours deep red brownish color with lasting frothy yellowish head.
Taste the rye more in the flavor than aroma. Great balance with the resinous earthy hop character, bready malt
Medium bodied with medium co2, lingering spicy rye and earthy hop finish.
Very enjoyable rye beer. Interesting and refreshing enough to drink a few of these without getting bored
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone phaleslu (10246) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draft served in a flight at Ground Control. Pours a clear mahogany with a big khaki head that leaves a good deal of lace in the glass. Aroma of rye, toast, leaves, and pepper - the nose is smooth and malty, and just a little spicy. The flavor is the same, maybe more toasty, though. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a dry, toasty mouthfeel. This went way beyond expectations. I don’t know why, this just hit all the right notes for me. Really well done. 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. Ferris (15252) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft - Spicy, hops and grains. Dark clear amber with a rich beige head. Light hops and a nice caramel sweetness with a slight. I really enjoyed this.
Dacrza (976) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2015
DATE TASTED: August 22, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: drafting fantasy football in the rugged Tecmo-themed Northeast Premiere League--taking AP with pick #4... APPEARANCE: dark, mahogany red--almost blood-red when held to the light--with an off-white head that retains well; creamy lacing rises in fiery sun spirals... AROMA: as with most reds, a nice, toasted malt treats the nostrils, with the citric hops--mango, at first--giving way to the pepper, smoke and cheddar jack kick I am hoping is in the taste as well ... PALATE: creamy, textured, sessionably swift to the throat; a pint that isn?t long for this world... TASTE: a woody character pairs with toasted bread and sharp cheese; thick malts blanket pepper and licorice--a complexity of flavors rearing up from the glass...something of a muddle, with a burdensome prunish flavor bullying its way in the finish... but also challenges in a pleasant way... OVERALL: I have had nothing but great experiences with Speakeasy, and once more--thanks to brother Jer for his purchase--I find another offering with a bit different profile... no big citrus or bold attack, but rather a variety of subtly textured flavors that encourage sip upon sip... a good pub pint for food paring... rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2016
Overall: Sweet brown bread, raisins, dark berries, nuts, hay.Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Note: On-tap at The Bishops Arms. Reviewed 2016-07-02.
30 Oct 2012, bottle. light red/brown, clear, no bubbles, frothy head. nose is moderate resin hops, roasty malt, faint alcohol sweetness. thin body and fizzy. crisp, resin hop flavor with some red fruit and grapefruit rind. pretty nice after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a murky ebony. Creamy tan head. big spicy husky peppery rye nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty dark black bread and big peppery rye mid palate. Long dry peppery rye finish. Sissio (1642) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 12, 2016
On tap at Magazzino, Marsala. Caramel, toffee, peaches, aromatic hops abd herbaceous finish, grain. Enjoyable