Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of butterscotch, vanilla, fruit, and faint nuts. It’s a transparent amber with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch. The finish has citrus hops, pine, and bourbon. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I generally don’t like butterscotch, but it works in this beer.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler pour. amber with small head. quite strong bourbon aroma and flavor. buried underneath is butterscotch with hops. surprisingly light flavor other than the bourbon.
ICEatALAMO (990) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery. Pour light, even for a brown ipa. The smell is faint with bourbon that covers the hops. The hops dominate the taste here. A good beer if you like'em hop heavy. Wish there was more bourbon flavor.
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paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The initial sweetness of this beer is overwhelming and off-putting and is the dominant flavor. I thought there would be some offset to the sweetness, but none was found nor was any bourbon present.
mikem409 (1601) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks Dave. Pours light brown off tan head. Aroma of malt and nuts
Taste like a butter scotch candy infused with hops very cool
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Short’s. Hazy, straw/orange-brown body, thin off-white/cream head. Toasty, burnt nose with burnt caramels and butterscotch. Bitter body, toasty, with oak and bourbon and diacetyl candy corn/butterscotch notes that conspire to dominate the palate after a few sips and reduce enjoyment of this beer.