Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier Black Rye Kölsch - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by plaid75:
4.2/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.
Poured a black hue with a one finger frothy tan head. There was Goid retention and very good lacing.
The smell featured roasted malts, charcoal and an herbal hop.
The taste was likewise roasted with a cleansing hop spice.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.
I don't know what the hell this beer is, but it is good.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2014 00:16:09 | More by plaid75
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tried this for the first time during a recent tour of Stone Brewing, so when I saw a bomber today at my local beer shop, I decided to investigate a bit further.
A: Deep dark brown, almost totally opaque, with a lovely creamy tan foam. Looks like a typical porter.
S: Nose is toasted malt, a hint of chocolate and some faint notes of citrus hops.
T: Hard to believe this is a Kolsch. The rye comes through, but the level of roast is again reminiscent more of a porter, especially along the sides of the tongue -- a touch of bitter malty bite. More generally a mostly malt-based bitter that hangs around on the finish, with some balancing hop notes that are more of an undertone.
M: Very nice full body and creamy texture.
O: I like it. It seems a little schizo as far as its style identity, but its an example of pushing the creative envelope, and the guys at Stone definitely make it work.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 00:09:29 | More by AnotherBeerGeek
4.05/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
a: its a real thick molasses dark brown/black color with a real pretty 3 finger tan head. the beer looks like it has volume
s: it has that sweet kolsch smell - caramel, wheat, definitely some smooth rye. on the back end of the aroma there is some molasses and brown sugar, but its light. a hint of cocoa powder as well
t: its a combination of roasted caramel, and sweet lemongrass caramel. oaky chalky chocolate then leads into the rye - it does remind me of biting into a piece of rye bread - there are definitely big bready notes in here. there is some slight bitterness from the roasted malts. something about it is light and refreshing though
m: lighter side of medium. would like to see this a bit more carbonated i think, but i think some of the rye spice flattens it out. slightly syrup-like
o: it reminds me of a black IPA without the bitter hops. its a mixture of sweet caramel, sweet citrus, roasted malts, and some dark sugars. it is a real nice blend that has a dark sugars and refreshing grains. definitely worth a pickup
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 03:54:29 | More by hopsputin
Spotlight Series: Spröcketbier Black Rye Kölsch from Stone Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.