Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
An excellent scotch ale, this release was the one that made me decide Original Gravity is worth another visit in the future. In fact this was good enough to make me want to seek out a few more for comparison’s sake.
Aroma / Appearance - A deep reddish brown body was the color of the dying sun late in the evening. An ivory head was tinged with a dusty offwhite tint. Sweet caramelized brownies tempt the senses along with a dry texture that only partially masks the booziness.
Flavor / Palate - Semi-bitter and warm, the chewy mouthfeel mellows over time. Caramel eases into the finish which makes for a nice winter warmer. Just thinking about this makes me wish I had a pint in front of me.
Tmoney99 (8789) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at MBGWF 2011. Poured brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium toasted smoked malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet toffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer did not meet my expectations.
Silphium (2972) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky orange-brown body, medium cream head. Caramely, toasty aroma, rather plain. Toasty body with caramel, brown sugar, and hints of banana and clove. Bitter finish. OK.