sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Old Chicago Okemos. Pours deep brown with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma was muted initially, but eventually opened up with roasted coffee, light sweetness and faint smoke. Flavor never really developed beyond a slight roastiness with an earthy finish. Very light in body, with spritely carb. It seems that Keweenaw’s intention was to discredit the novice’s fear of dark beer, and in doing so completely gelded the brew.
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour from a can at Kristene Lakehouse. Dry and malty. Tons of tan head. Light. Nutty. Not bad.
SiviS (40) - - SEP 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black in color with a brownish white head. Smells sweet and a little chocolate. First taste is sweet and smokey with a malty after taste. Really great beer to just drink.
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ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is light roasted malt, metallic, nutty. Appearance is brown, light, light brown head. Taste is light roasted malt, metallic, nutty, not much else. Mouthfeel is light, somewhat thick carbonation, like oatmeal. Overall, meh. I didn’t expect much and didn’t get much.
b3shine (7399) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can to pint. Looks solid; a hazy darker brown with lighter beige head. Smells of dark malt with mild notes of toast and molasses. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but forgettable.
SG111 (809) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Pours black, with an off-white almost grey head. Definitely not pitch black, almost has a ruby element in its color. Aroma is caramel malt, molasses, just malt for days. Roasted but not too much. Flavor is sweet caramel, molasses and a light toffee note. Solid example of the style. I kinda like it.
DrSilverworm (9447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at Wurst Bar (MI). Clear red brown color. Thicker khaki head. Some decent bits of lace. Decent chocolate; toastiness. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Touch of smoke-savory. mild bitterness. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light carbonation. Mild dry finish. Solid satisfyingly mildly smoked scharzbier.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a quickly collapsing head. Light chocolate and chalk aroma. Sweet malt flavor. Heavy caramel, maybe some molasses. Some dark fruit. Hints of sourness creeping in.
bpar73 (798) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black pour with an off-white head. Mild dark roasted malt minimal hops and caramel in the aroma and taste. A decent schwarzbier.
oreocowgirl3 (1) - marquette, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exactly what the info says. I don’t like dark beers and usually stay away from anything that even looks dark. I tried this beer first in a can and was very happy. Then ordered it somewhere and out came this dark looking beer. I was shocked! It was what I asked for. This beer is really good and as a girl from the Michigan living in the upper peninsula, I am proud of my state. This beer is great. Try some other kewenaw beers too.
shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/10/2014: Keweenaw Widow Maker Black Ale... Dark brown, opaque color with a frothy tan-colored head. Aroma is dusty with some coal, dark malts, and roasted fruits. The flavor starts dry and slightly roasty with some caramel and gets more fruity (cooked apples) as the beer warms. Medium-body; mostly smooth. Decent, but nothing special. Best when served COLD. Seems to be a better beer to cook with rather than drink since it goes well in roasts, chili, etc. based on my experiences with both drinking it and cooking with it.