bpar73 (605) - 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.
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 (549) - 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 (1622) - 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 (884) - 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 (4289) - 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 (1965) - 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 (1242) - 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 (1669) - 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 (7998) - 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.