njager246 (382) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of smoked and roasted malts... similar flavor with a slightly tart finish... very nice!
bigtaster (603) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In snifter, black, brown hues, small tan head. Smoke, charcoal, tobacco aroma. Tobacco, smoke, wood, lingers with roasted barley. Different and enjoyable. Medium body.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Murky opaque deep brown-black body, thin beige head. Meaty, roasty, smoky nose. Lots of chocolate and smoked malt in the body; dense, sweet, and smoky. Vinous with prickly, sharp carbonation. Chewy and tasty. The pepper lends a subtle heat. Quite good.
rumproasts (3435) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Deep amber with small head. Slightly tart and funky with smoke and light pepperyness. I’m generally not a fan of smoked beers, but this has nice flavor.