ChopsandBailey (10) - USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Nice crisp amber color with disappointing head. Minimal aroma. Flavor was weak but not bad. Not the Mills’ best brew.
njager246 (435) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma is very weak, a little malt, taste is some malts and Carmel, very matalic, not very good
demitriustown (1104) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can: Aroma had got a nice malty note to it, caramel, a bit of bread, and some really subtle grassy hops on the backend. Appearance is a reddish/ amber with a medium off white head that lingers. Taste is caramel malts upfront, lightly nutty, and some very light hop note in there as well. Palate is light and aqueous with a lightly malty, but somewhat crisp aftertaste. Overall, Good offering but nothing that will blow your socks off. Cheers!
ARH (663) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aromas are a dark blend of caramel and bubblegum with a lightly charred character. It pours a clear, oily red-brown color with a light tan, foamy head that reduces to a medium ring with hefty wisps along the surface and leaving a medium-light lacing on the glass. The taste is a medium sweet and light bitter. The medium bodied, oily textured beer has a light buzzy carbonation with flavors of caramel, grain, and spice, as well as a burnt grain / toast character late. Caramel appears most strongly in the finish with notes of spice and light bread appearing in the aftertaste.
czar (4930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. pours hazy dark golden orange with a small light beige-orange cap, little retention and lacing. toasted caramel, nutty caramel, fruity berries, woodsy and almost astringent notes, grass, hint of sweetness - treacle, hint of melanine (!). light carbonation, light body - oily, almost balanced earthy-spicy-grassy finish. ok.
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a malt leaning Amber ale a little on the boring side, but significantly better than the lager or IPA.
tectactoe (2737) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: Amber body with a red-ish tint. Hard to tell exactly, since it was served in a translucent goddamn plastic cup. Foamy white head. Aroma of light caramel & Munich malt sweetness, hints of citrus, figs, & a little bit of piny hoppage. More finishing grain & toasted maltiness. Taste is more malty, more bready, more caramel-y, while still having that fig-like dark fruitiness behind it. Hops take a backseat. Light pine only. Malty finish, sweet toffee & toasted breadiness. Thin, watery body. Somewhat forgettable.
mikedR (1419) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely splendid red. Story here is malts. Deeply imbued in flavor. Not much if any hops, which I find welcome.
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emacgee (4209) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft and clean pour with one finger of soft tan head. Caramel and toasted notes in the aroma with a nice balanced malt profile. Bready notes with an herbal and earthy hop profile. Malt forward in ze mouth with an earthy quality and dextrinous notes. Medium body and unoffensive finish.
koleminer20 (808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dan’s. The pour is a nice, thin amber with no head, other than a couple of filmy spots and no lace. The aroma ia very malty The sweetness and caramel are awesomely prevalent with a nice touch of yeast. The flavor rivals that of the nose. It’s got a nice sweetness, but the mouth feel is quite thin, watery, and doesn’t allow much of a lingering effect on the aftertaste. Solidly executed, and well-balanced
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber red with a slight haze. Thick, creamy, off-white head. 1.5 inches slowly dissipating. Sweet, malty nose, with caramel and yeasty notes. Medium light body and decent lingering Well-developed lacing. Toast, nuts, caramel, and pumpernickel bread on the palate. Very low on hops - would have enjoyed greater hop-malt balance. Tasty.