Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub
This was one of two beers that I sampled at the brewpub. A little brewery in the middle of southern Indiana Salt Creek is worth at least checking out if you are in the area. For a few dollars you can sample a couple of respectable local taps. This one would be a prime example.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base slips around the pint glass. Light and sandy head sits on top for a few minutes. Anise, spice, and mild hops stick around without being assertive and in your face.
It almost has a little Belgian in it.
Flavor / Palate - Anise and cotton candy lend this the feel of a fall carnival. Spicy without being exceptional the nose begs for more attention. A dry coffee texture slides carelessly towards the bitter tangy finish. Part IPA and part Belgian this is a fine local offering from an out of the way location.
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint. Looks good; an opaque dark cola with foamy beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and hops with what seems to be Belgian yeast and related spices. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but it seems to be made with Belgian yeast.
Patrickctenchi (3433) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery:
Pours black with a short tan head.
Aroma is grapefruit and coffee.
Taste is piney, grapefruit-peel bitter..
Increasing coffee, roast as it warms.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the pub. Black. About a 1/2" of tan head. Nose is mild citrus hops and a nice smooth roast aroma. Flavor is fruity hops, very mild chocolate, some coffee and various roast astringency with a dry bitter hop finish. Not bad but could have asked for some more hop flavor and aroma.