badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
reddish brown with medium head..aroma of toast, piney hops and grain..flavor is overly hoppy with earthy hops..finishes bitter like everything else..blah for founders
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly murky red-brown, thin buff head. Bitter, spicy hops nose with toast notes. Strong hops emphasis in the body (Amarillo, I think), with a spicy, herbal, grassy dryness backed by toast and brown sugar malt notes. Leafy, bitter finish. Reminds me of their Black Rye, but not as interesting.