dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a black with brown hue, thick creamy tane head, lots of lacing, very thin head is retained for most of drink. Aroma is of roasted malt, smoke, grain, molasses, caramel, and dried dark slightly tart fruit. First few sips were very pleasant and originally I had this rated higher, but as I finished this beer, it started to wear on me quickly. Drinkable, but just something is a bit off. Not bad, but good would be an overstatement.
bpar73 (625) - 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 (3192) - Harrison, 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.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Tap: Deep brown, mahogany body, small khaki head. Light aroma of dark malt, faint coffee, mild burnt popcorn kernel, & roasted barley. Slightly thin flavor and body. Lightly roasted malt, very faint coffee, slight acrid earthiness, & a touch of dark fruit. Very modist and light overall. Thin. Pretty "blah" on all fronts.
johnnymusky (495) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Again none of the beers in this mixed six were great....but none were bad....all were poundable..
stevoj (2743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice flavor without the burnt, smoky nature. Semi sweet, body leans towards watery. Cola colored, minimal head, abrupt finish.
teemoney (95) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into pilsner/ lager glass. Dark brown/ black with thin off white head with decent retention. Smell is dark malt and a little yeast. Taste is dominated by dark malt. The feel is kind of thin and watery. Overall, not a bad beer, good for the style.
574deadzone (1178) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark ruby with a tall khaki head that leaves a thick foamy lacing. Nose involves coffee, smoked ham, toasted malt, and dark sugar. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Lighter toward watery, oily, frothy, with a lengthy smoky finish. Not a bad brew, a bit strange and unexpected at first sip without reading the description. Sort of a session smoke beer, which is a great idea, though I don’t think everything came together seamlessly here.
czar (5392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
can. pours unclear dark brown with a small light beige orange head, some retention and lacing. coffee and gently roasted maltiness, faint fruitiness and cereals, hint of spices, grass, hint of sweetness - molasses, metal. average carbonation - prickles a bit, light body - watery, relatively dry peppery-earthy-grassy finish. bland. weak. blah.
Cousin_Larry (507) - - JUL 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very watery leads to little flavor. Non-offensive but not noteworthy either. B-L-A-H.