ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap sample at Omaha, Neb. location. Pours brown, off white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Roasted malt taste.
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour mahogany with a light tan head. The aroma has faint toasted malt. Medium smooth body with light carbonation. The flavor has light nutty malt and is very watery ~ common trait for all of their beers. Fair
jrodooo5 (1509) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blah! Reddish pour, malty aroma, & pretty watery mouthfeel. Not very good by any means - it is kind of drinkable tho.
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet and mildly bready malts, some toast and toffee, and just a hint of earthy hoppy bitterness. Decent.
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
The second beer almost crossed over into satisfying territory. Of the more regular drafts I would probably go for it because at least it provides something beyond a handful of hops, malts, and half hearted flavors. If you were forced to visit a Granite City location with friends consider this your best option (or go for water instead).
Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent mahogany core glimmers with ivory head holding down the warm aromas. Roasted malts, iced tea, cheap red anise, and generic gas station coffee fuel a blend of aromas that capture the interest for a brief period before they become dull.
Flavor / Palate - Roasted walnuts, nuts, and iced tea rinse the palate clean like a glass full of water. Burnt cookie dough rounds out a finish that hardly inspires the desire to order a full pint. Of the regulars this one provides the best experience but that’s not saying much for a place that feels more about the image than the product.
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Now known as The Bennie (Benedict?). It has a nutty flavor, a lot like a Brown Ale.
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Julie likes it smooth mild easy drinking she gives a 3.2.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Copper pour with a small ring of head. Faint aroma of cherries, nuts, caramel, and toast. Tastes watery and boring. Very light caramel and cherry. Thin body. Eh.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/10/2014. On tab in Troy MI. Labeled as The Bennie. Dark amber with a tan head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel and dark fruit. Fruity flavors, honey, malt and a sweet finish.
geeklimit (284) - USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cola with light carbonation and head. Strong malt aroma. Caramel flavor with light coffee and dark chocolate notes. Relatively clean mouthfeel with light caramel and chocolate aftertaste.