bpar73 (411) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Coffee aroma and taste. Kind of a watery Bellaire Brown but a good session beer nonetheless.
Onslow (1130) - 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.
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ashley’s. Pours a deep brown with thin beige head. Notes of roast, chocolate, light ester. Medium light body. Good mild
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Thanks to umich03jm! Mostly clear, very dark red color. Appears brown. Thin khaki head. Few short ridges of lace. Lighter body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good nutty, kind of light dark chocolatey aroma. Nice light earthy hop. Good moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Solid, flavorful, crushable, easy drinking dark mild ale. Good one to wash my sandwich down with. May have gone down too quick, maybe.
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good light beer that still quenched my thirst for ale with flavor, overall something I would enjoy again
chucklemation (407) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Has a mild coffee and malt aroma. Flavor is also mild, but good. There’s some roasted malts and a small touch of bitterness, finished with a creamy taste/feel. Mouthfeel is light, but overall this is a pretty decent brew.
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ann Arbor bottle carried all the way to FL. Dark brown pour with a medium khaki head that disappears quickly. Light aroma of sweeter malt with a hint of dark chocolate. Light flavor again with just some hints of coffee. Finishes kinda flat. Meek and mild but I like the low ABV.
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Earl of Brixom pours a dark brown with dark tan head that lasts a fair while. The aroma is nuts and roasted coffee. The flavor is roasted coffee with nuts. Overall this is a fairly average beer,
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
$2 single poured into a shaker pint. No bottling date, but this was recently put into packs, so I’m not worried about it.
Appearance: Pours a perfectly clear ruby black color with a finger of a light sand colored head. Decent amount of lacing. Pretty nice.
Smell: Mm. Nice. Chocolate, roastiness, and a nice amount of caramel malt sweetness to tone things down a bit. Very pleasant on the nose.
Taste/feel: Let’s be honest, if this had been a few % higher ABV or just named a porter instead of an English Mild, the rating would be higher. This one tastes fantastic for a 3.9%. A bit thin as it first hits the tongue, but then a sort of creaminess comes through which is very nice. There’s a nice roasty and somewhat ashy flavor throughout the sip, with traces of chocolate, and caramel sweetness to balance things out. Carbonation is a bit above average, which makes this beer all-the-more drinkable. Aftertaste is a lingering roast/smoke quality that I really like.
Overall, a pretty much phenomenal beer given the ABV. Another great one from Short’s. If this were available all the time, this’d be my go-to session ale.
Evolutionary (268) - Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler pack from giant eagle. Pours a semi-transparent dark brown with a small tan head that breaks into spotty lacing. Aromas of big wheat breads, mild coffee, mild chocolate and some dark fruit sweetness. Taste is pretty earthy. Notes of spice, grains, some dark fruit, coffee and nuts. A bit flat tasting, but still rich in flavor. Finish is lacking any hop bitterness, adding a bit to the "flat" mouthfeel. Just kind of fades away at the end.
---Rated via my mouth
bwa5879 (601) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown to red pour with quarter inch of tan head. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate and cream, cranberry, buttery malt, some smokey fire, bourbon too. Low carbonation, chalky mouthfeel, dry film finish. Lots of malt in flavor but watery overall, malt ball and carmel, cranberry and big smokey mesquite. Good robust flavor that is smokey but weak/watery.