shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Light honey and chocolate malt aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet chocolate caramel and barley malt flavor. Strong herbal hops finish. Very tasty - wish they’d bottle this one.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like smelling a handful of cocoa nibs. Very smooth and chocolatey. It’s like drinking chocolate ice cream. Seems a bit more stout than imperial but if they bottle this I guarantee I’ll have more than one of these in the house. Very well done.
ebone1988 (153) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet hops, honeydew with some roasted malt. Appearance is black with a lightish brown head. Taste is sweet and hoppy, finishing like a stout. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation. Overall, pretty good.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BOSSbrewer (1031) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at their tap room in kalmazoo with Raith. Dark brown pour with minimal tan head. Nice beer.
fattybladdy (361) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
njager246 (217) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at Bells brew pub, nice coffee and caramel aroma. Is similar taste, very nice beer!!!!
koleminer20 (193) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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SpartanStout (6) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this beer. Wish it would have been a little bit more dense. As the beer warmed up the flavors really grew in all great ways.
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth ris. Big chocolate and dark fruit but not too much smoke or roast.