Skyview (5543) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the Wausau brewpub location, pours a semi-clear dark amber brew with a creamy and fast dissolving off-white head. Aroma of mild caramel malt, a touch of chocolate, toffee and citrus hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of semi-sweet caramel malt, a touch of toffee and citrus hops. Finish is slightly sweet with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Average at best, or my palate is not particular to black and tans.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the restaurant/brewpub in Escanaba. About 3/4 stout, 1/4 pale ale (this appears to be a combination of their Oatmeal Stout and Hop Rocket Pale/Amber). Thick, creamy buff head. The hoppy pale ale flavors kick in first, but each swirl reveals more roasted malt and chocolate. Both of the base beers are better than average, so the combined product was pretty good too.