dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid and very drinkable amber with a nice ABV kick. I love picking up a growler of this to share or drink by myself.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and dark red color. Aroma is sweet medium malt/some musty/peat/chocolate. Taste is lots of sweet medium malt/some musty/peat/chocolate, a little fruit, some earthy hops bite. Medium body.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red with a fine, white head. Flavor is butterscotch with a pleasant hop bitterness. I consider this a good hop bitterness. Reminds me a bit of Leinenkugelís Red.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very dark red, with caramelized hops set off against butterscotch on the palate.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Tasting, 50 Beers on the Wall
clear dark red, frothy dirty white head, drippy lace, light dry malt aroma, tart malt flavor, strong woody cherry character, hint of sweetness adds balance, would make a nice flanders red
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at brewpub - Pours amber with a caramel malt aroma. The flavor is caramel malt with a fairly good hops bite. Thin bodied and very straightforward, itís a quite drinkable brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a clear dark amber color with a medium creamy beige head. Papery oxidized with a mild tartness. Very acidic and sour. Lactic.
acuraal3 (3) - Cheektowaga, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beer, if you like malty, sweet, dark beers (which I do). Had a pint after dinner at the Brew Pub and after two pints of the Detroit Dwarf Zwickel. So perhaps it suffered after that excellent brew.
pineypower (2411) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a deep reddish amber color with a small head, very little lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is good, but for me its really not my style, sweet in the face malts, being a hop head this was not my thing, but I could appreciate the brew. Would try again if I came across it...got this on in a trade from....Sully I believe...thanks dude
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
at the brewpub. certainly nothing wrong with this beer. itís DBCís flagship ale, so they canít go out on too much of a limb. after all, they need the mainstream customers who visit on tigersí and lionsí gamedays. caramel and dark malt, and some cascade and other north american hops - otherwise, plain. if you like malty red ales, youíll love this one!