Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the pub: Not a bad ale. Not much aroma to speak of, but it tastes fairly good. Easy to drink. Good.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on draught as part of the sampler at the brewpub in Ludington, Michigan. Clear, dark red pour with a beautiful foamy tan head, lots of chocolate and coffee, mild and clean finish. Very sessionable.
Tmoney99 (9984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brew pub. Medium brown color with small tan head that appeared to match style. Aroma was a medium malt with no indication of hops. Flavor was medium malt with a brew pub style sweet finish. Well balanced brew.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown hue with a golden bottom which has a small off-white head and some lace. The aroma is toasted malt, aromatic hops, apple, apricot, mild spice, and nutty. The taste was very balanced and smooth with a nice hazelnut, ripe fruit and spice undertone. Thin to medium-bodied and a soft mouthfeel. Enjoyable and a brew you can easily drink 3 or 4 in a sitting. Not many mild ales are interesting, this one is.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my favorite Jamesport brew - a very pleasant brown ale with just enough spice to its sweet and nutty character to keep me interested.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perhaps the most complex of the Jamesport portfolio. Roasted notes in front, cider at close, interesting alternations of fruit and nut in between. It’s interesting but perhaps too busy and suffers from the lack of body that hallmarks the brewpub.