lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasted scent with a frothy head. Full coffee flavor with a hint of hops bitterness. Very good.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap at eccentric day. Poured a dark brown. I was happy to see this was on tap. Unfortunately it didn’t meet my expectations. taste was underplayed chocolate, distant spices, weak roasted grain profile. Honestly, I thought it was rather weak tasting. Missed the mark with this one.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Deep milk chocolate brown body, tight medium buff head. Aroma of chocolate, hot alcohol, and spices. Chocolate and roasted malts greet the palate, which has a strange spiciness and an unpleasant lingering acrid bitterness. Chalky, with a touch of licorice. After several sips, some charred brown sugar elements became apparent, but didn’t mesh well with the chocolate and surprisingly prickly alcohol. This is simply a case of the parts not working together, and the beer misses the mark as a Baltic Porter. A huge disappointment.