lukedarock (218) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A red that doesn’t have any character but doesn’t really try to do too much so the simplicity is not a downfall decent beer
bigtaster (642) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown with dark red hues, giant beige head that lingers for a while. Nose is whole wheat bread, some dark dried fruit, yeast. Medium to light body, initial caramel sweetness covers the tongue then onto a slightly dry finish with more dried fruit on the finish. Decent beer, but lacks complexity.
wmubronco1992 (649) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown. Small off white head. Mild aroma of molasses Flavor of sweet caramel. Smooth and creamy with only mild bitterness. Better then expected. Solid beer. May need to plan a road trip.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear ruby with a thin brown head. Aroma of grains, toffee, floral hops and mild paint. Taste of burnt malt, toffee, sugar and mild fruit. Thin and sudsy with minimal hops.
HonkeyBra (3585) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the HopCat. Rated from notes. Pours a rich reddish pour with a medium light tan head. Aroma of cereal malts, red cake, some brown sugar and molasses, with some earthy hop notes. Flavor is fairly sweet with moderate bitter hop tendencies. Medium to fullbodied with a creamy texture, somewhat coating mouthfeel. It finishes somewhat bitter with a lingering sweetness. Nice, unassuming, but ultimately not special. Just solid.
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub, Big Rapids. Translucent deep red-brown body, thin cream head. Light cerealy body, nutty and toasty with modest sweetness and bitterness. OK.
Onslow (1225) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Dark red brew with small head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and some sort of burnt aroma - like wet burnt toast. Taste follows the aroma with a sweet caramel flavor but a sour burnt bread taste in the back of the throat. Earthy in a bad way. Ye gods... I used to have family in Big Rapids and drove by the brew pub a few times but never stopped to sample the goods. I hate to dis a Michigan brewery but the sample I have here leaves a lot to be desired.
Tmoney99 (11365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished and produced fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft sweet beer.
libertine (252) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark mahogany with a one finger white head.aroma is absolutely wonderful.caramel,malt and burnt sugar.flavor is dead on with the aroma and taste a little boozier than it actually is.full bodied,medium carbonation and a wonderful creamy mouthfeel.has a semi dry finish.the reps came into my workplace to get us to sell their product so i tried it and i have fell in love with this beer.normally i wouldnt score this style so high but it truely is the best irish red ive ever had by far.
huckfreon (2) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome Red!! I went to the Brewery and then just saw it in Livonia at Brass Mug. Its almost better in the bottle than at the brewery. Go Bulldogs!!