wmubronco1992 (583) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dark Horse taproom on 8/21/13. Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Mild roasty aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel with dark fruit. Palate was a solid medium. Tasty, but maybe a bit sweet for me. The second half of the pint was a bit forced on my part. I was thinking this was a new beer, but based on the 2007 ratings it was just revived. Definitely the same one as the bartender was mentioned the Elderberries to me.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours a medium brown color and has a mild caramel malt aroma. The flavor has some moderate hops, caramel and/or chocolate malts, and light fruit notes. This ale is bubbly on the palate and medium bodied. Pretty good.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 Draft at Dark Horse as well as a growler. Brown body with reddish tint and a light tan head. The aroma is caramel, berry and a touch of tartness. The flavor is lightly sweet, mildly tart with cranberry, caramel, grapes and cherry. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice, refreshing.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on Tap at Dark Horse,big fruit and malt aroma, at first hard to detect the fruit,but a raspberry aroma becomes evident,color is actually amazing,best described as a purpleish brown ,fruit taste is immediately evident ,and then a definite chocolate sensation hits you, with a pleasing bitterness at the end,everyone at our table liked it
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
MI BG Winter fest. cloudy brown body with small beige head..aroma of toasted malt and chocolate...flavor is heavy in bitter chocolate and light bread pudding...
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
MI BG Winter fest. Pour hazy brown color with slight tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor is again roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, some nut, lightly acidic. Palate is medium bodied, medium carboantion, semi-sweet finish. Solid, just not great.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 2nd annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival, Lansing. Murky orange-brown body, thin buff head. Reminded me a lot of their Boffo Brown Ale, which was also featured at the fest. Bitter, roasty body with chocolate and toast, a touch nutty, with light tannins imparted by elderberries. This was a packed booth all day, as their stouts are really starting to gain much deserved accolades.