wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with some head. Smells like a brown with some artificial fruit and juice aroma. Taste is like the mix between a cheap snow cone and cough syrup. Not good. drainpour.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Translucent cloudy orange body, thin buff head. Nose of tart blueberry. Body toasty and somewhat sweet with cereals, roast, and blueberry. Cerealy finish. Weak, mediocre.
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 that’s 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 (1305) - 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 (5817) - 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 Schlafly’s 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 (5535) - 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 (11612) - 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.