tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Swampy, muddled brown with a lazy, beige bubble form barely large enough to be called a film that fades very quickly. Aroma full of caramel malt & sticky toffee, mild bourbon, a hint of wood, vanilla, & a touch of sweet molasses & licorice to close things out. Tastes like caramel candies coated in whiskey flavored syrup with an undeniable sweetness that I wanna say is from the molasses. Toffee, wood, prune & whiskey are among the strongest flavors with a hint of sweet brown sugar in the finish (which I also might be mistaking for the molasses?) The tannic notes from the barrel aging get a little astringent & overly dry with some warmth, & the whiskey gets more pungent. Still a good beer, but with some more refinement, it could be great. Lightly sticky mouth coating. A strong brew.
rumproasts (2951) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap. Sludgy brown with absolutely no head. Flat with no carbonation. Oakey. Shudder inducing. Boozy, malty. A complete mess.
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, wood with earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a better version of standout beer.
Mittenator (1354) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at 2013 MBG Winter Beer Festival. Big barrel aromas and flavor. Slick mouthfeel. Dark sugars towards the finish.
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the 2012 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Strong barrel notes in the aroma and body; body with caramel and brown sugar, tart and sweet, but dominated by oak.