xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sicilianos in Grand Rapids, MI. Dark brown with rocky beige head. Slightly sour oxidation or infection aroma, not really in style, mettalic, brown sugar. Sour, fruity, coffee, oxidized, dry, blueberry flavor. Medium body with light carb. Infected but where’s the alt?
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of mibirder. Thanks! Pours an extremely dark brown color with a huge tan head. Good retention and fair lacing. Aroma of big roasted malts and slight tart fruits. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, tart fruits, bandaid.. Something a bit off. Medium bodied,
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Rather opaque black pour into the tulip. Huge off white head, had to pour and wait a couple times. Burnt malt and toast aromas, but rather light. Lively mouthfeel, light medium body. Burnt malt taste with hints of dark chocolate. Subdued hop presence. Very, very clean, but maybe just a bit overcarbonated. If not for the carbonation I would say this is extreamly drinkable, but as such is just good drinkability. A very interesting and unique alt.
mjfleming23 (24) - Lake Worth, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought a six pack while visiting Ann Arbor. This dark ale had a nice malty aroma and taste, with a strong smoky and hoppy finish that stays with you. I liked this beer a lot, because it not only tasted great when I drank it, but the taste stayed with me for a good hour afterward.
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ brewery. Aroma is toasted and nutty malt. With hints of lemon, raisin, toffee and cola. The initial flavor has a mild hop bitterness. The middle flavor is roasted malty, nothing spectacular. Mild hoppy finish that fads to coffee.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark tree bark color. Half way between toasted and roasted on the malts, with just a little sweetness in the initial sip. Second sip reveals some smoke and resin. Finish is dry. Body is solid.
johnnyoski (389) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle: Should have know from the pop of the bottle cap that this was going to be a gusher. Actually took over 5 minutes to pour this beer as I would get 5 inches of an off-white head for every 1/4 of the bottle that I poured. Orange-black in color, evidence of particles. Aroma of roasted malt, wheat and grass. Initially tastes a little sweet with a burnt malt flavor. Then it dulls to a sour, seaweed finish. Maybe I just got a bad batch as this is the 2nd bottle in the 6 pack to do this to me. Not enjoyable at all.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a fairly cloudy deep amber color with medium sized medium tan head. Aroma is fairly estery, notes of cherries, vanilla, oak, caramel, bit of diacetyl. Flavor is malty, notes of caramel and vanilla, with a mildly sweet finish. Overall decent brew.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and black with red color. Aroma is medium/dark fruit, sweet medium malt. Taste is medium/dark fruit, sweet medium malt-although some burnt character and thinish body detracts, some spice.
HonkeyBra (2873) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pretty much black with tan head. Smokey, malty aroma with a bit of musty sourness. Flavor is a bit smokey, a bit chocolatey and a tad burnt, with a little bit of sour fruit.I like the dry finish. Pretty good, I’d recommend trying it.