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Review by younger35 on 09/12/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 14 5 7 2010
Received this brew from my main man in Chi-Town Mr. Joe1510. Loves me a good Rye Stout and it’s not a style you find too much. Drank from my New Glarus Drink Indigenous pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a pitch black with a nice creamy dark tan head that has some serious staying power. A beautiful cap and collar is maintained along with a ton of thick ringed lacing.
Smell- Nice chocolaty nose right from the start with a definite brownie batter thing going on. The rye doesn’t smell overly powerful and I’m not 100% sure I’d guess it was in there if I didn’t know otherwise. Definitely a bit of hops in here as well as I get that sort of resiny pine bite.
Taste- Wow, very intense stout that sort of surprises me right from the get go. The hop bite is intense as hell with a super dank resiny bitterness. The rye I didn’t necessarily get in the nose, is no stranger here. It’s sharp and spicy and like the hops, pretty intense. I would definitely describe the beer as more of a dark IPA with some rye rather than a Rye Stout. The roast is definitely there but no chocolate or coffee really shows. The finish is hoppy, spicy and fairly bitter.
Mouthfeel- Super duper creaminess with a light carbonation. Not really that big of a body though as I’d describe it more as medium.
Drinkability- Not bad but a little too hoppy for the style. You don’t really expect this kind of bitterness in a stout. The rye might be a bit more enjoyable as well if the hops were toned down ever so slightly. Still though, this is very drinkable and I’m digging it. Thank much Joseph!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by crayz on 01/31/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2009
Big fan of this beer. Bought a few too many bottles on Friday. I loved the finish...a little coffee and a little smoke mixed in is what I got.

Price: $8.00 Served In: Tulip

Review by Dr. Rockzo on 01/29/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 11 17 5 9 0
Picked up a growler fresh from the taproom just an hour ago. Poured into a Surly imperial pint glass.

A: This is one of the most beautiful stouts I’ve ever come across. Pours out a lush and deep burnt-brown/verging-on-black colored liquid with a late rising, but very puffy 2+ finger cappuccino/light-mocha colored head. Awesome retention and wonderfully thick, sheety lacing. A cocoa brown hue at the edge of the glass appears with some back light.

S: The smell is so wonderfully complex and also bright and vibrant. The different components of grapefruit/orange citrus hops, spicy rye, and cocoa powder/chocolate maltiness forms a perfect combo and they all work together in tandem as opposed to competing for attention. The rye and brightly citrusy American hops work especially well together. Freshness is plainly evident as well. Fucking incredible aroma overall.

T: The taste just about matches the aroma in both complexity, harmony, and intensity. A big wash of cocoa powder and citrus hops (with maybe a hint of pine as well) hit first before some grassy bitterness and dry spicy rye with backing chocolate notes and a bit of a multigrain breadiness transition in. The finish is all hops and rye, with only a touch of dark caramel sweetness. Lovin’ it! :pickle:

M: THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is how I likes my stouts to feel. The body is solidly medium with a soft but moderate level of backing carbonation. The consistency starts a touch sweet for a stickiness factor but the drying, fairly bitter hops and spicy rye dominate the finish with a crisp, refreshing bite. This goes down WAY too easily, especially when I usually tend to slow down my normal pace on most stouts. Absolutely no trace of boozy heat either.

D: Baumé begs you to take sip after sip, and you can’t help but listen. Everything about the chocolate malt, rye, hops combo is so very delicious and satisfying, and also the dry, refreshing finish along with being only 7% ABV helps the sessionability greatly. This is my new favorite American Stout, by a long shot.

I can’t recommend this beer enough, everyone on TBS needs to try this beer fresh at least once in their life, it’s simply amazing stuff.

Price: $12.00 Served In: Pint Glass

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