Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep red-brown body, thin off-white head. Nose of sweet chocolate, molasses, and toast. Sweet Hershey’s syrup body with molasses and licorice, light and somewhat cloying.
arkurzynski (1187) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Due to experience with pretty much every Point beer, was nervous to try this, but it had to be done. Pours brown-black with a plethora of creamy mocha-colored head. Aroma, like all Point beers, is thin. Faint roasted malts and just a hint of floral hops, the latter of which is fairly pleasant. Pretty blah taste - mostly roasted malts with a slightly dry/hoppy finish. A bit of a syrupy taste as well (Leinie’s crappy Fireside Nut brown comes to mind). Not all together terrible, but wouldn’t have again or recommend to anyone. Glad I was able to buy as a build-your-own.
fidelis83 (1585) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a 1-2 finger creamy, caramel brown head that fades to a thick skim and ring after a few minutes and leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted nuts, caramel, planty hops, a bit of roast, light tree fruit and light charred wood notes. Flavor is sweet malt, toast, roast, nuts, a hint of smoke and vague fruity notes. Dark caramela little char and planty hops finish it out. Palate is fairly light bodied, a little sticky on entry and basically neutral to the finish with a light, sharp carbonation.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, just as described. I get literally nothing on the aroma. Slightly burnt and hoppy on the flavor. Not an amazing beer, but I appreciate what they’re trying to do here.
rader58 (695) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted/burnt grain and salty ocean air. Flavor is roasted malt with a slightly sour citrus undertone followed by touch of coffee and bitterness of hops. Not too bad.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received 12-oz bottle via trade with with Ughsmash. Pours a dark cola brown colored brew with a decent sized tannish beige head that slowly dissipates to a film top. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma of chocolate malt, floral hops, a hint of allspice, cream tartar, and some light yeast. Taste is medium bodied, some burnt chocolate malt, floral hops, roasted nuts and toffee. Finish is semi-dry with some burnt dark malt and chocolate aftertaste. The burnt malt lingers a little but it’s still quite tasty.
topherh (1857) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malty: sweet and a little roasty. Flavor is roasted malt, nuts, a little chocolate with a lightly bitter finish.
Cybercat (2449) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is malty with a subtle undertone of molasses and a whisper of yeast. It pours a nice opaque sable with a fairly thick and fluffy beige head. Flavor is malty and a little sweet, having a hint of molasses, but not too strong. Texture is a little on the watery side and just a little fizzy.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours black with a dark beige head consisting of multi-diametered bubbles. Mild roasted aroma. This is surprisingly drinkable. Tastes much closer to a stout than a schwarzbier due to the roastedness and thicker body. Still good though, especially for a Point beer.
twindadplus2 (554) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick and black with a thin dark tan head. Heavy roasted malt and dark coffee aroma. Flavors of espresso, dark chocolate and roasted nutty maltiness. Full bodied and thick mouth feel with a tingly bitterness present throughout right to the long roasted finish. It’s good though it’s heavier than any brown ale I’ve had before. Point has disappointed me with these specialty brews before bu this one scores as one of their best.