mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had on st pats 2009. pour is amber with white head. big smoke and sage aroma. taste is like sausage lots of fennel and sage
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden colored pour with a small head. Lots of smoke with notes of itialina herbs and sourdough. There’s some faint fruity esters in there. Crisp, dry, medium lager like body with moderate carbonation.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark, swirling with various colors. white frothy head. tastes very smokey and thick. perfect name for the taste of this beer
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, 2004 MSBF. dark amber with spare lacing and a small creamy head. complex aroma of smoke, molasses, toast, and nuts. couldn’t quite tell what this beer ws trying to be, but its very toasty and syrupy flavor wasn’t too bad.
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle. A mix between a smoked and a herb beer, but the sage is significantly more dominant than the smoke. It pours a rusty, goldenrod yellow, hazy and full of sediment; quite bottle conditioned. Good white head as well and plenty of darker brown colors swirling around. Aroma is full of sage, light grease and smoke that would come off of a skillet that was grilling perhaps some turkey sausage and some herbed eggs. Flavor is malty right away, caramel, honey and some dough but then the sage comes out and mixes with the light smoke creating the breakfast sausage (definitely eggs too) effect. Incredibly cool that they brewed this beer for that effect and achieved it. Tastes great, plenty of malt, spice and smoke to go around and not linger too much on any one aspect. It has a bit of astringency from the large amount of sage, on the finish, but it’s to be expected. I suppose you really have to like sage and sausage and eggs to get in to this one, but I love them all and this beer is magnificent.