tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Body darker than amber. Kind of copper-ish with a strong red hue throughout. Off-white head quickly settles to a small ring. Aroma includes heavy CaraMunich malts, gummy toffee, toast, sulfur, & some herbal grassy notes. Flavor is not sweet like the nose indicates. It’s very thin, vapid, astringent, & just strange. Metallic, light dry caramel powder, staleness comes in the finish. Hint of earthy hop in the finish, but this whole thing is just a mess. Pass.
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the malt-forward style of amber. It is supper cloudy in the glass, red brown, with a small head of fine bubbles. Nose is all toffee-like malt, some earthy hops and a touch of spice I assume comes from the yeast. It is a bit sweet but light enough that it doesn’t cloy. There is just a touch of hops to balance and this finishes with a light herbal bitterness and some lingering sweetness. This is definitely one of the better brews from this brewery. If it had the same amount of malt flavor and was a little less sweet and more bitter, it would be great.
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Caramel malt and the signature Schmohz blend of off flavors. Rather awful.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Same shit different name. Same malt extract flavor with a hint of attempted hops. Same amber looking color but lucky enough this is supposed to be an amber beer.
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Slightly cloudy mid tone brown ale with off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, roasted malt, a little nuttiness. Taste follows the aroma - sweet malts balanced with roasted, nutty, a slight dryness in the finish but little hops character. Many characteristics of a brown ale. Nice on a cool evening.
BrownALEx (415) - Portland, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red. Small head that disappears quickly. Nice taste, malty and sweet. Good amber, can’t wait to try it on tap. A Royal Flush Girl would never talk to me.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a white head. Caramel and toasted grains. Blah...
CasinoBoogie (18) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful, enticing, red head who fascinates and flirts, then delivers bountiful glory. Wonderful.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very sour, medium body, a little cloudy, light head. The sour taste surprised me as I was expecting a more std amber.
Sammy (11060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Champane’s Cellars. Pours somewhat amber colour, with above average carbonation. Aroma first of the hops and then of toasted malt. Taste is some caramel and mostly the toasted malt. Hops are there to give it a botter finish and make it interesting and drinkable.