rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Hazy amber with small head. Substantial roasted caramel malt. Medium hops. Somewhat unique and not bad at all.
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into tulip. Pours deep amber with a heavy malt and licorice nose. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, raisin and licorice followed with a good hop finish. Overall delicious offering.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
13th October 2011
Hazy amber beer, short cream coloured head. Softish and slightly thick palate with a little fine carbonation. Rich malt with toffee. Piney hops in the background provide some balance. Trace of citrus as well. Not bad - quite rich and tasty.
ColovianTrader (72) - - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting blend of styles. Citrus hops up front, followed by sweet caramel, toast and yeast. Hints of rye and poppy.
Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Light brown / amber brew with good head and head retention. Aroma of malt, caramel, butter scotch, spice, grass, a little earth. Taste is sweet at the start - caramel malt, not much else. Mild grassy and floral hops assert themselves midway in the swallow, with a modest flourish of floral hops at the very end. What could have been a superb finish is dampened a bit by lingering sweetness at the end of the swallow. Palate is excellent and would rate a 4 if not for the lingering stickiness after the swallow. If you like sweet and malty brews with a decent hops profile, this is one for you. For me it is just a little too sweet throughout.
PetStain (14) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with nice foamy head. Very little lacing. Tastes better than its sweet doughy smell. Just the right combination of sweetness and bitterness. A good pale ale.
strongpieman (1313) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark caramel / amber color, clear, pours with a tall white foamy head. Mild malt aroma. Interesting taste - bitterness comes out, pretty smooth, good finish. I like this beer and would like to have again. It is an interesting combination and is very drinkable.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a very full head. Quite foamy/rocky and long-lasting. Aroma is incredibly bready. Thin body, low-medium carbonation, quite creamy. Nice sweetness up front, pleasantly mild bittering on the finish, lots of bready malts and some earthy hops making up the palate. Pretty good beer, definitely a unique one.
demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice hop texture, slightly grassy, with a nice citrus note, then good malt backing, sticky caramel, and almost a roasted toasted characteristic. Appearance is a crystal clear amber with a thick slightly off white head that lingers. Taste is got the malt in there. the hops come up in the aftertaste with the citrus in there. NIcely bitter, slightly astringent. And a lingering hop bitterness left in the aftertaste. Overall, Kind of a mixed up beer. IMHO. Cheers!