swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a pitcher into a cold pint glass. Smells slightly malty but overall a very subdued aroma. Great dark brown color with a soft gentle tan head. Taste is of malts and nuts with a forgettable finish. Overall good plan but disappointing execution.
GenDV138 (5230) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz pour on draft at Granite City National Harbor. Listed as The Bennie. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of boscuit, malt, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of malt, caramel, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit. Light body with a dry finish. Fairly high carbonation.
drdisque (736) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Troy, MI brewpub. Pours dark but clear brown, almost black. Flavor is nutty and very caramelized. Not a lot of depth and thin mouthfeel. OK, but not great.
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Schaumburg location. Clear, deep amber appearance with a light tan head. Nutty malts, toffee, light caramel and a hint of earth. Mild to moderate sweetness with a light hop bitterness. OK.
freekyp (1838) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very earthy version of a bock with some powdery chocolate character and very littel maltiness. This one came across like an average brown ale excepting the copper penny noble twang finish.
Pailhead (6272) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: The aroma is lightly nutty, grain, and a hint of chocolate. It’s a transparent orangish-brown with a small beige head that fades to a thick film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light-moderate caramel and light chocolate. The finish has a light nuttiness. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
kathouse (1506) - Nevada, USA - NOV 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with a healthy foam. Biscuit and nut aroma. Light body. Malty but without character.
deyholla (9711) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the St. Cloud location. Pours a clear amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and a bit of roasted malts with s hint of chocolate. Flavor is mainly dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate.
undsioux7 (870) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber with off white head. Caramel and toast. Kind of in the mail Bock area but not much German style flavor a mail bock is known for
ozzy70 (476) - 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 (2832) - 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