Brewery Vivant Undertaker
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our modern day brewery resides in a historical funeral home of the 1900s. An undertaker has not walked these halls for many years … that is until now. The Undertaker has been resurrected in this dark ale fermented with our favorite house yeast strain. Expect a dark, sinister pour with roasted coffee notes, hints of black fruit dipped in chocolate, and subtle smokiness. You can try to resist, but sooner or later the Undertaker is coming for you.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
16oz can - pours black with light tan head. mild dark fruit and tart aromas . Body is light. Taste brings some cocoa , faint smoke and sourness. Finishes with a little sweetness. Not bad. Very approachable .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (452) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Sample pour at Suds on the Shore. Black in color with a thin head. Coffee, dark fruit and chocolate in the aroma and taste. Pleasant brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1581) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Can at home with Brent. Pours a cola-ish dark brown with a thin tan head. Large bubbles. Aroma is slightly sour some chocolate and some smokiness. Also some dark fruits. Thin mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly smokey and some tartness some chocolate. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Vivant. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (449) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit. Flavor is also dark fruits, with some sourness. Has a very light body feel. Not all that bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (391) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Can. Unsure of color (whoops, no glassware!). Dark fruits. A bit on the thin side. Undertones of anice, booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markducommun (188) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Dark brown, pretty minimal head. Notes of coffee. Predominantly sweet, touch of bitterness. Slightest hint of sourness. Pretty heavy, slight effervescent. Interesting could have done more with the sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (631) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Midnight black pour with quarter inch offwhite head. Pretty thorough lacing too. First a chocolate and coffee aroma, bigger whiffs reveal ferric tones, definite sour component as well as a hint of ashy smoke. Only marks off due to the softness of aroma. Carbonation and mouthfeel is average, finish is a little light and dry. Overall very subtle taste. Dark fruits and sour and peppery (kind of bretty) but very very light. Roasted malts provide things settle out before too much sour occurs, finish flavor on the watery side. Flavor and aroma are great on this one but if it were stronger in both is rate it 4-5 more overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1490) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Some smokiness, but mostly a bland but pretty brew with dark brown color. Completely filtered. Slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frank (2813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
I think there might be something awry with my can unless this is supposed to be a sour. It is not terrible but something about this strikes me as non-intentional. It pours a deep garnet brown and is pretty much headless after a few moments. It smells of roasted coffee, malt balls and balsalmic vinnegar and tastes pretty much just like diluted balsalmic vinnegar. It is medium bodied but the lack of carbonation makes it come off as somewhat watery. It finishes w/ a lingering coffee note and some malt syrup sweetness. I think I will wait a while for this brewery gets the kinks out of their process before trying anymore of there beers. This is pretty much straight-out bad. I just don’t think this is the beer the brewery intended to sell me. Oh well, good luck to them in the future, I guess.

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