Barnoloid (219) - 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 (269) - 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 (460) - 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 (2051) - 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 beerís 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: Itís not BAD. Itís just not great. I didnít 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 itís definitely not of the highest quality. I almost get a gravelly taste. Certainly doesnít taste "pure", though I donít think itís terrible... especially for being a beer brewed in Detroit. As far as made-in-Detroit beers, this is one of my favorites... though that isnít saying much.
DrinkEmUpJones (1068) - 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 (1491) - 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