I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not nearly as good as the other beers here. Homebrew stout flavor- somewhat off. Too much hop and only enough malt for the color. The other beers have all improved but this one has stayed the same. I do like to get half stout/half raspberry wheat on a hot summer night however.
chucklemation (1397) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a jet black with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and caramel, and something almost like lactose. Flavor is roast, chocolate, caramel, and cream. Has a very soft, smooth body. Not too bad.
Atom (2134) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at brewpub, pours a dark brown/black with a medium cream khaki head. Aroma of earthy chocolate malt and nuts, light hop Spice. Mildly sweet taste, chocolate and molasses, nutty, some licorice. Ok
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Dark brown/black pour. A very basic i guess dry stout, roasted malt notes, herb and spice.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Vierling. Mahogany with a beige head. Roasted malt and milk chocolate. Super thin and light.
Bullit (4398) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Vierling brewpub. Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bit of coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, some sweetness, coffee, but quite watery. Slightly bitter finish. Too watery.
Skyview (5538) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro draught at the brewpub in Marquette, Northern Michigan. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a creamy beige head that has excellent retention and lacing from the nitro charge. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a touch of coffee, chocolate and some marzipan. Taste is smooth and creamy, medium, bodied, with flavors of toasted dark malt, a hint of coffee and some chocolate. Finish is semi-sweet with a lingering toasted dark malt aftertaste. very little bitterness if any.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the restaurant/brewery. Deep opaque brown-black body, thick creamy nitro head. Aroma of roasted malts and light butter. Incredibly smooth, creamy body with rather dry roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate, well-balanced and immensely quaffable. Very light sweetness. Definitely beats the thin, woody, acidic dry stouts so widespread these days.
muzzlehatch (4578) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 oz draft sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Served on nitro. Opaque and completely black with a lasting smallish smooth brown head....lovely sweet candy-like aroma, with chocolate, almonds and nougat all appearing along with a hint of roasty malt...mellow, moderately bitter chocolaty body with some medium-roast coffee thrown in towards the finish....smooth throughout, just a hint of bite, perhaps a little too thin at the end. Still easily the best beer that I sampled from this brewer.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 On tap at the Brewpub Didn’t really consider this a Guinness clone, considering this beer actually had flavor. Pour of deep black with brown fringes and tan clean head. Tangy roast aroma. Heavy sugar and roast flavor. Strong scotch, oak, and oat flavors on the back end. Touch of earthy and chewy grain over a little charcoal. Palate is a little thinner than I would like, but it’s drinkable.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a guinness clone, nitrogen dispense. decently bitter and roasty with an artificially creamy mouthfeel inhereted from the nitro, but at best this is solid beer.