polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Aroma has notes of blackberry, chocolate and roasted malts. Very dark ruby amber hue that sits almost black with an average off-white head. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter and a little sour. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Wow, what an amazing beer. Wonderful chocolate and fruit flavors. Loved it.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of perfumed malts, blackberry, syrup and molasses. Taste of malt and blackberry. Mildly tart with a metallic finish thatís a touch bitter. The start of a mount pleasant vertical that was suppose to ascend in flavor and taste but it did the exact opposite making this beer the best of the bunch.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Reddish-brown in color, opaque. Leaves a touch of lacing. Blackberries in the nose with some roasted malt aroma. Medium in body, smooth, with a short palate-cleaning finish. Sweet with blackberries and balanced with a touch of roasted/earthy bitterness. Unique. Enjoyable as a summer brew!
flatmatt (1161) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours dark brown with a white head; looks very cola-like. Aroma has some roast and hints of berries and sweetness. Flavor has a smoky roastiness with juicy dark berry flavor that gets stronger as it warms. Quite enjoyable.
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Schlaflyís repeal. This beer poured quite reddish with just a tiny head. It was very sour with dry bitterness. Blackberry notes were strong and nice. The blackberry was the saving grace here. It fell short otherwise.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purpel pour with foamy light purple head and lace. Berry dominates the nose. Sour berry flavor with a sweet sour finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Just lacking in flavor and aroma.
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle-pours a tight light tan head and hazy dark red/orange color. Aroma is dark fruit, sweet medium malt, some earthy/spice hops. Taste is tart dark fruit, sweet medium malt, some earthy/spice hops. Courtesy yobdoog.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
this is a distint rating taken during michigan winter beer festival, 2009...unfortunately, notes were not taken on most of these beers, but numbers are accurate.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown pour. Lots of berries and malt in the aroma. Flavor is too sweet...tons of fruit and sugar. Over the top.
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
This fruit beer poured a dark brown colour with next to no head, even after a vigorous pour. To the nose there are scents of ripe fruit, grapes, jam and sugar. First taste is very sharp with a slight bitterness followed by a strong blackberry flavour. Flavours of wine, jam and sour grapes. Finish is bitter with just the blackberry flavour lingering. Very sour palate.