arminjewell (7030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark orange red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, toast, some slight earth and grass in there, hints of honey. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, bittering grass and spice notes, some slight sweet vanilla, finishing sweet, dry.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pour at Detroit brewpub. Deep red to amber in color. Creamy foamy head. Smooth body, with a heavy malt profile. Hops come through on the back end but never too assertive.
Petkus331 (297) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is of cooked malt and some bread yeast. Appears reddish brown with thin off-white head and minor lace. Tastes of slightly charred malt with a pinch of chocolate. Palate is filling, fizzy, and heavy. Overall, solid.
firstsip (540) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Very dark ruby. Scattered head. Fruity nose. Tastes of rich malt, fruit. Solid red.
umich03jm (2309) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 Tap at the brewery on Tigers Opening Day 4/5/13. From memory. Pours a deep dark red color with a small creamy head that fades very slowly. Aroma is packed with caramel malt and just a hint of chocolate. Taste is very malt, definitely more like a scotch ale than an amber. Good caramel malt flavor, very light chocolate notes. Smooth finish. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Tasty scotch ale.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Likely this beer’s best feature. Has a really nice, deep amber color, and the lacing is phenomenal. Hard to judge it completely accurately though, seeing as how I had it in a plastic cup.
Smell: Not much to it. It smells like the style, but has something sort of "cheap" about it. And that goes on in the flavor....
Taste: It’s not BAD. It’s just not great. I didn’t like it so much my first few sips, but I dug it a little bit more as I finished up. It has a ton of malt, but it’s definitely not of the highest quality. I almost get a gravelly taste. Certainly doesn’t taste "pure", though I don’t think it’s terrible... especially for being a beer brewed in Detroit. As far as made-in-Detroit beers, this is one of my favorites... though that isn’t saying much.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear Ruby color with thin lacing. Medium malt nose with hints of nature. Nice bread palate feel with a slight citrus finish.
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours murky copper with thin head. Malty aroma. Taste is hop and malt basic red