Rye Knot Brown

22oz bottle given to me by Jaime herself at the brewery – many thanks. Generic looking label that has been hand-dated with 11.11.08. (It must be really hard work producing this beer!)
Dark brown pour with some fairly significant electric orange highlights at the bottom of the glass. A very rich and fullbodied brew from the look, through the mouthfeel and on to the taste.
Roasted chocolate notes are prominent in the nose and these get carried through to the initial tastes. Really rich and creamy until the very end when the rye kicks in. The chocolate is very front loaded and forward.
I must admit that I’m not a huge fan of of the rye bitterness in general, but this only cuts in at the end.
In a blind taste test I think I would place this in the chocolate porter or chocolate brown ale region – it’s got more chocolate character than some “chocolate” beers, especially the recently released and reviewed Terrapin Side Project #4. Nice stuff, thanks again to Jaime.

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01/22/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.1 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.08
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