tectactoe (2199) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Dark, hazy copper with some lighter orange highlights at the top. A beige, yellow tinted head tops it off, no lacing is left behind. Aroma is sweet, dark, & nutty. Light grapes & prunes with a hefty dose of caramel malt underneath. Somewhat boring & one-dimensional. Taste is very malty & sweet. Caramel, toffee, & light cocoa powder with some toasted nuts & faint brown sugar. Light hopping mid-palate, mostly herbal & grassy but very mild compared to the malts. Slight raisin & plum aftertaste. An okay amber, but nothing to lose your head over.
ARH (520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker. Aromas of coffee grounds, earth, fig, and dark chocolate come through with a touch of light grain. It pours a dark red brown color that’s nearly opaque with some floating sediment. A light, thin soapy white head tops the beer and it retains a medium ring with a fizzy surface. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitter. There’s a zippy carbonation to this oily, medium-light bodied beer. Roasted flavors of caramel, chocolate, and nuts come through on the palate and it finishes crisp with grassy notes. Mild notes of chocolate and nuts stick around in the aftertaste.
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Mackinac Island Draught House. Pours a clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of sweet bread and biscuit with a leafy backbone. Flavor has more of an earthy bread note with leaves and grass backing.
Patrickctenchi (3969) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown with a small tan head.
Caramel, butter scent.
Taste is slightly tart, almost lactic.
Caramel malt, smoke, nuts....
Mark_Eck (763) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a clear dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel and malts. Taste is much better than the aroma.
shrubber85 (7867) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Buttery caramel malt and hay aroma. Cloudy dark amber with small head. Sweet caramel malt, straw and lightly bitter herbal/astringent flavor. Body a bit light. Not bad.
milewide (1565) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color with average head and body. Even blend of malt and hops, but fairly bland.
lukedarock (179) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very malty and sweet, not much of a looker or smell but decent beer at best, flavor is lacking depth
jb (2273) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smoky peaty nose. Heavy malt domination. Thick and malty mouthfeel too.
In a pricy Michigan hotel the weathervane.
alliance100 (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - pours a lighter amber . Sweet, bready aromas . Medium body , very drinkable alt .
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Brentv (385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours an almost clear reddish brown with a small light tan head and almost no lacing. Aroma is faint with hints of caramel and roasted malts. Taste is mild, sweet, gently hopped, caramel. Mouthfeel is light to medium, lightly carbonated. This beer is understated but very nice.