Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harper’s. Deep brown body with translucent red highlights at the edges, thin beige/light tan head. Rather hoppy (piney) aroma with a bit of chocolate and roasted malts. Piney, almost resiny hop flavors as well as chocolate, roasted malts, and a caramely, fruity character that suggests Munich malts were used in this beer. Medium-bodied, clean finish. This was pretty enjoyable.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark stout with off white/brown head, decently roasty, not very sticky. The chocolate is subtle. I didn’t even know this was minty until the waitress told me. Overall, not that great. Go for the porter instead.