Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap at The Livery.
Pours a dark copper color with a very thin light tan head that disappears almost as quickly as the glass gets set down. Swirling will do nothing to bring it back ground the dead. The nose is odd--it smells like grainy sawdust that has been soaked in a strong alcohol solution. No real dark fruit character until it starts to really warm up when I get a bunch of really sweet grapes. The flavor is really bad--quite grainy and not nearly full enough in body. Pretty gross.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-07-2011
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Poured an amber/brown with thin tan head. Aroma of slight bourbon and wood, sweet bready malt, and dark fruits. Sweet and slight tartness from the wild yeast. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation. Interesting and pretty good.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
livery 5th anniv party in benton harbor, mi. pours an orangish brown with small head. aroma and flavor was a bizarre mess of too-much sugar, caramel, maple, and breads..finish begins with raisin and ends with slight citrus and bitter/dry hops
marcus (8709) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours light amber with a decent off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a rich toffee flavor with a nice bourbon trail. This is a great quad.
deyholla (9762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Livery 5th anniversary party. Poured a slightly cloudy amber with a light brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was sweet with maple and sweet bread with a bit of funk and light fruit underlying. Flavor was sweet grain and got a bit darker with some fruit and a slightly bitter finish. Seemed a bit unbalanced to me.
holdenn (2106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by BBB63 at DLD10. Pours orange beige head. Tart sweet fruit Flavor of fruits and tart dry finish. Drying decent. 7/3/8/3/15
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by BBB63 at DLD ’10- thanks again, Mike! He aged it in the growler for 2 years, which I thought was pretty interesting. Pours a cloudy orange-gold without much visible carbonation or head. Aroma is heavy on mixed fruits, such as pear, cantaloupe, and orange citrus, along with a nice spice, caramel malts, yeast, and definite alcohol. The spice shows up again in the flavor in the form of spicy green pepper, along with the same fruit notes, some caramel and honey sweetness, and a good boozy burn. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth, sticky mouthfeel. Finishes boozy and sweet. Very cool, interesting beer.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 year old growler shared by BBB at DLD 2010. Pours a hazy orange brown with a tiny offwhite head. Big fruit, dough, and booze aroma. some melons, vanilla, and light bourbon as well.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown body with a small white head. Vanilla, oak and cherry in the nose along with some caramel and plums. Moderately sweet taste, lightly tart; vanilla, oak, cherry, plum skins and grapes. Full round body with moderate carbonation.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper color, small tan head, somewhat lacy. dried fruit nose, floral hops. caramel and earthiness in the taste, with a trace of wood and alcohol. full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. nice wood in the flavor, with traces of alcohol. quite nice. on tap at the livery.