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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Maple, Honey...


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (693) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draft at the Eccentric Café. The pour is a dark brown with a filmy head that leaves a decent lace. The aroma is hoppy, with a hint of roastyness and some chocolate notes. The flavor is pretty hoppy. The roast slowly moves in and then you're taken back by the dry hoppy finish that is a little more sought in an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Tap at the source... Dark cola hue. Thin creamy light beige head... Aroma of molasses and cocoa with a mild roast perhaps touch of ash... Flavors of molasses with dark fruit and a mild roast quality. Slightly bitter finish. Full bodied, almost syrupywith adequate carbonation. Not bad but plenty of other ris to go for on top of this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (346) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
at Bells brew pub, nice coffee and caramel aroma. Is similar taste, very nice beer!!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1939) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Had this at their tap room in kalmazoo with Raith. Dark brown pour with minimal tan head. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at the Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Some charred roast and a bit of chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4989) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Glass at the Eccentric Cafe on 3/30/13. Pitch black pour with a thick tan head. Malty nose with notes of chocolate and roast. Malty flavor turning to licorice and creamy chocolate before a bitter roasted malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2485) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Sample at Eccentric. Body is deep brown and supports little head. Aromas are weakly hinting at coffee and dark brown sugar. Flavor is lots of coffee and a little anise that picks up on the tail end. Finish is bitter and licorice like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very smooth ris. Big chocolate and dark fruit but not too much smoke or roast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1560) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
tap. Pours black thin tan head. Smokey aroma. Taste is sweet and roasted with some nice honey and ash

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (603) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
On tap @ the Eccentric Café. Pours a dark brown with slight amount of tan head. Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, sweet, slight coffee. Very smooth and tasty.


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