FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a small light tan head. Aroma is nutty, sweet caramel some dark fruits, cocoa. Flavor is the same, more of the dark fruits coming out cocoa towards the finish with a sweet bready lingering note. Medium body and a crisp carbonation.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
had this on second visit. lighter brown color, average aroma and average taste for a brown. doesnt compare to newcastle.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep, reddish brown body with small head..aroma of scotch, alcohol, brown sugar, and mild malts...flavor of alcohol, prune, toast, and grass...thin to medium palate
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Walldorff. Deep red-brown body, thin tight tan head. Aroma of brown sugar and chocolate, toast, with hints of dark fruits, particularly grape. Toasty body with hints of chocolate, licorice, and grassy hops. Dark fruits (mostly red grapes) provide sweetness that plays off the toast flavors. Becomes almost medicinal over time, reminding me a bit of Dimetapp (but never offensive). Medium-bodied, crisp, with good complexity. My favorite Walldorff beer to date.