TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent amber with a creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of soft pretzels and nuts. Flavor of the same. Nice and smooth bock.
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, 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 (180) - 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.
edgallow (2076) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz draft sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma is nutty and malty. Taste is mostly malts.
Earlier Rating: 3/16/2012 Total Score: 1.8
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is too sweet for my taste.
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AbbeyRoade (315) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly good for a Granite City brew! Very forward caramel, nutty, toasty flavor that is very enjoyable. Thinnish body but very flavorful and tasty brew indeed. Refreshing. Nice darkish brown color too.
ARH (405) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap poured into a 24 oz glass stein. The aroma is a very mild somewhere in between toasty and burnt caramel malt. The hazy red-brown (caramel?) colored beer is topped with a very light white head which retains a medium-thin ring and leaves a fairly clear glass. The taste is overall mellow with a medium sweetness and a medium light bitter. There’s an above average, soft carbonation to the medium malty body with a light / creamy thin texture. A roasted caramel and grain come through at the finish with a touch of nuts and a bit of chocolate. It’s a pretty clean finish with a slight caramel aftertaste.
DuffMan (6741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ the Granite City Food & Beer in the Indianapolis airport, concourse A. Medium old-penny brown, miniscule head. Bready malts, more nutty than chocolatey, oddly. If I were guessing, I’d peg this as a brown ale.
gopherfan99 (458) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, reddish brown with a white head, sweet taste with caramel, malt and a hint of fruit, dry finish, was hoping for better but this is an average beer,
EyeAmBaldman (229) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep reddish brown with a decent white head. Aroma is nice..malty and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt and and slight caramel. A nice German bock.
gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light nearly clear brown. Real light body. Nothing memorable about this. Refreshing.
Strangebrewer (857) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap sampler @ Troy, MI location. Pours a clear light brown with a small off-white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Thin almost watery mouthfeel, medium bitter. Sweet fruity malt flavor with caramel and some grainy notes.