Petkus331 (329) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A charred malt aroma with a strong caramel presence and hints of star fruit. The taste begins semi-sweet but is then covered up by a nice balancing of hop bitterness on the finish, the bitterness is stronger than the the semi-sweet, but in a very good way. Medium body and light carbonation, but still "mouth filling." The color was a barely translucent brownish copper. A very good beer overall, could compete with the Sierra Nevada "Tumbler" and Stone’s "Oaked arrogant bastard."
ColovianTrader (409) - - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy doses of caramel flavors. Decent citrus hops. Notes of fruits and nuts. Easy to drink and all around enjoyable beer.
firstsip (599) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at brewery. Dark amber. Creamy mouthfeel. Decent lasting head. Very mild bitterness for the style. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Golden colour, rising carbonation bubbles. Lace. Neutral aroma, light bitter taste.
Braudog (5978) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Reddish-amber beer. Decent malty beer, with a moderate hop finish. Textbook American brewpub ESB -- sessionable to be sure. (#3830, 1/28/2010)
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel, spices, some earthy notes. Flavor, nutty, some spices, earthy some grassy hints and coffee notes.
drfabulous (4654) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer’s decent bitter and malty combo makes it a nice competitor for ROB’s IPA. Between the two beers, I usually remained satisfied during weekly visits to the ROB.
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful Copper color, with heavy malty and hop aroma nice body and a very enjoyable beer, its nice to be able to get a good Bitter in the states
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Deep golden brown color with a fluffy off-white head. Soft malty aroma. Medium earthy malts flavors from start to middle. Finishes with a nice hop balance. A sweetness from the malts emerges in the aftertaste after about half a pint. Smooth medium-thin body.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Royal Oak Brew Pub. Poured a medium to deeper orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and somewhat floral. Tastes of caramel, orange peel, and citrus. Nice lacing left on the glass.