polomagnifico (1157) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mackinaw Island Bistro. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, caramel and cereal. Medium amber hue with a small off white head that mostly diminished and left some lace. Flavor is medium sweet. Palate is medium bodied and softly carbonated. Overall a decent amber brew.
harry_burgers (1) - - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appealing yeasty aroma, but very dark for style and brewer’s description. Yeast carries over to the mouth. Malty with some residual sweetness
blackflag321 (387) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark amber. Smooth and full-bodied on the palate. A bit too much malt sweetness, but overall a decent beer.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap in a great little dive bar called the Key Hole in Mackinaw City MI. Pours a dark amber with a red hue. The aroma was all malt, some roast and a bit of caramel. The flavor was similar, well balanced and refreshing.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Champanes,
this beer had a hazy brown-red pour and made a one finger off-white head that receded to a cover and sticky ring, there was generous effervescence in the glass, it left rings and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, and there was a thin film of sediment on the bottom of the bottle,
there were aromas of toasted malt, nut, faint chocolate, earthy malt with malt and bread like sweetness,
the flavors were toasted malt, faint chocolate and nut, and a little malt sweetness,
the was a little hop bitterness after the finish,
the mouth feel was less than medium with average carbonation,
this beer had a nice nose, the flavor was good, a good drink.
skoll (404) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this one at the Turtle creek casino in Williamsburg MI short pour nice light brown with good aromas wafting out of my plastic cup. Nice malty taste clean finish also. Gota get more of this.
speedalert (1) - Miramar Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very smooth finish. Very enjoyable to follow up with a second. This beer has a very nice color with a refreshing aroma where you detect a bit of the roasted malt. Our beers were poured with a very nice head.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
MBGSF 2011. Poured clear yellow color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Light to moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced flavor with a light to moderate sweet finish of average duration. Soft brew.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mulligan’s Pub and Restaurant, Cheboygan. Hazy orange-brown body, thin cream head. Nutty, grainy nose. Cerealy, nutty, toasty body with brown sugar and leafy hops. Fairly complex and quaffable.