kaser (5637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carmel and fruity fig taste. Prune and earthy. Different but pretty tasty for this style. Had this poured from draft at saugatuck brewpub in Michigan.
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti. Pours amber with a white head. Peated malt and toffee aroma. Nice peated malt flavor with toffee, quite a nice vanilla flavor, some caramel and hints of citrus. Mostly clean finish, just leaving behind traces of the vanilla. I enjoy it.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the mitten bar. Caramel with a white head. Malt and caramel with a weird grainy finish. Watery.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Light peat and caramel malt aroma. Cloudy orange-brown with small head. Lightly smokey sweet caramel malt flavor. Very nice.
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2016 At the Lucky Stone Pub.(Brewery tap house). Sadly this brewery produces some total misses but thankfully this was pretty good. Quite sessionable a smooth malty palate and hints of peat. More like this one please SBC. Serving: Tap
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Saugatuck brewpub. Opaque burnt umber with next to no head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, toasted malt and nuts. Taste is malty with toffee, caramel and milder nuts. A touch over carbonated and has a zippy finish. Not bad.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper pour with an off-white head. Nose is pretty insubstantial, but hints of caramel sweetness. The flavors are sweet roasted malt, caramel and biscuity, but pretty mild for the style, and lightly bittered in the finish...but no hint of smoke or deeply roasted malt that the name made me thirsty for.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. dark copper with beige hearomaroma is off dry caramel, toast and nut with with some chalk. Flavor is chalk, toast, dry, some nutty roast, a little sweeter. Medium, active carbonation. Solid.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
reddish color, off white tiny bubbles for a head, lacy. nose of airy sweet malt, smoke. flavor of mild smoke and malt. medium bodied, sweet malt, clean finish. respectable, if unexciting brew. on tap at saugatuck tap room.
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at MBGF Summer09.
Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth thin texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.