markas101 (2166) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Costco. Dark brown, brown sugar aroma, some minty hops. Semi sweet. More brown sugar. Long balanced finish. Pretty good for the style.
deyholla (9259) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with an amber hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains with some dark bread and a hint of dark fruits. Flavor has a bit of toffee and sweet dark fruits with bread and dark grains backing.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark red-brown color with a small tan head. Some caramel sweetness in the aroma. Roasted malt flavor. Easy drinking but void of much flavor.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very biscuity with some slight chocolate flavors and slight metally tartness. Not particularly into this one.
AWISLguy (2075) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mikem409, thanks Mike! Pours a root beer color with a rapidly disappearing head. Virtually no lace. Aroma has chocolatey and caramel malts. Further down in the glass, bits of brown sugar and some earthiness show through. Taste is of sweet caramel, light brown sugar, some molasses and fruit, and something vegetal. Medium bodied with no alcohol presence. Finishes sweet and lightly vegetal, just without much depth. More than was expected; the taste needed to live up to the aroma to be better. 13.1
SpongeRuiner (1044) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one pours a mildly dark brown color with a strong bubbly head. Has a strange hop caramel aroma. It has a watery taste overall with a slight carbonation. A dirty wheat note. Very thin feel. Not much flavor at all. A deep dark malt flavor. A mild pepper spice back feel. A very light drink. Not one of my favorites of the night.
emacgee (4485) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft dark chocolate brown pour. Creamy mocha tan head. Weird aroma, chocolate milk and apple skins, papery with some sweetness. Not too crazy about the flavor, papery and roast stretched too thin. Kind of watery. Lean with some chalky notes.
rubbishystuff (2149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From MI store. Dark brown thin and slippery. Very toasted. Not bad. Serving: Bottle
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a deep dark brown with slight mocha head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malt with some roast bitterness. Taste is a roasty malt with toffee and coffee roast flavors as well. Smooth drinker with thin to slightly oil mouthfeel.
Onslow (1317) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Darker brew with small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, slight metallic. Taste is toasted malt, sweet at the stat, more pronounced toast at the end. Mild, yes. Tasty.