arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark red-copper pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, some toasted bread, hints of spice, some resinous and piney notes in there but focused mainly on the malt. Taste is toasted malts with nuts, caramel, dark sugars into a touch of fruit, hints of bread, some grassy and spicy notes, finishing bitter, dry.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass.
A: Toasty caramel flavors with some floral and herbal hops. Nutty aroma with some citrus and a touch of grainy roasts.
A: Pours a red amber hue with a thin, white head with good retention and has good lacing.
T: Follows the nose, with the nuttiness a bit more pronounced. A distinct roasted character to the malt, more toasted wheat bread than the deeper roast you get with porter and stouts.
P: Medium body with average carbonation.
O: A little rough and unbalanced, but still a decent session beer.
firstsip (684) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad. A bit like a brown IPA, rather than red. Pour is more amber, but roasted malt character of a brown. Either way, hops trump malt in this brew.
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish copper with a huge, beige head. Malty, boozy and soapy aromas. Big malt taste. A lot like a light porter.
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. deep amber with small head. toasted malt. slight tartness. decent hops. interesting flavor.
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour in a shaker. Drank with a meal of steak and vegetables. Nice balance of hops, malt, bitterness, and nuttiness. Went well with the steak.
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle poured a deep amber color with aromas of light caramel, malt, a touch of citrus and some light nuts. Flavor was light caramel and earth, citric acid aftertaste, not what I expected.
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber colored beer with a big bubbled ivory colored head. Roasted grain nose with some faint smoke. Full flavored beer with strong citrus/grapefruit hops over a light toasted bread/caramel maltiness. There is an almost smoky sense to it. Some fruit, acidity, and a long bitter grapefruit rind finish. this is a solid, creative beer.
boozedude (2190) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared wth pals at the DUB, eeeyaya beyotch! reddish orange clear pour with mild hop, light smoke aroma , taste is hoppy bitter finish, not bad
chucklemation (799) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Has a very strange taste to it, like rubber or plastic, that dominated all other flavors. It was difficult to enjoy this beer for that reason.