esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with a rather large meringue looking topper. Aroma is grainy and malty with some roasted character, a hint of fruit and some nuts. Taste is a bit awkward. Heavy roasted character with a fruity off-like flavor. Not terribly sweet or full in body but drinkable enough. A bit of nuts and caramel to go with a spicy & peppery finish.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium tan head that fades to moderate and foamy lacing. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate. Thinnish mouthfeel, slightly creamy, almost a wood note on the backend, sorta unsubstantial as far as the taste and body are concerned. Drinkable, but not good enough to want to drink it with the other options out there.
kegoguinness (45) - Dodge City, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This brown ale has balls. It’s deliciously roasty. Close my eyes and I tell you I have a porter in my hands, not a brown ale. Too much backbone for a brown ale, that wimpiest deceiver of dark lovibond. But yeah verily I say this brown ale hits back a bit. Great use of roasted malts. Maybe it’s really a porter in brown ale guise. So F-ing what. It’s good. It’s roasted perfectly to balance the malt sweetness and I could drink lots of these and be happy.
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brown ale poured a very deep brownish red colour with a nice big brown coloured, foamy head. To the nose there are scents of vinegar, roasted malt, nuts, caramel and cocoa. First sip was a tiny bit over-carbonated but not to the annoying level. This gave the beer a slightly thin mouthfeel. Flavours of roasted malts, nuts and smoke were in the forefront. Finish was smokey and roasty.
ColovianTrader (194) - - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly complex beer. Lots of roasted nut flavors mixed with sweet caramel, yeast, cocoa, faint clove and brown sugar. A bit too sour for my liking, but it offers a unique twist. Medium bodied and darker than expected.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear burnt Amber color with almost no lacing. Minimal coffee aroma. Smooth coffee mouthfeel. A decent brown.
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
huge head, cloudy brown... thin, sourish, crap. i can’t find a nut anywhere in this beer.. i think if michelob made a nut brown ale it would taste better than this.. i didn’t dump it out, but i thought about it.
mrjaxson (265) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, roasty aroma with shades of chocolate. Small head that dissolved quickly. Full bodied and overall quite tasty. I believe this beverage rates out the best here at RateBeer among all Motor City offerings. After sipping three other beers that were all average (or less), I would agree this is definitely the one to try when visiting the pub.
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Brown with small head. Somewhat below average brown ale. Malty and bland with a little bit of off flavoring.
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with little head. Aroma is pretty much just roasted coffee. Flavor is a typical brown ale, with roasted coffee and earthiness. Okay.