Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate chestnut brown with an off white head. Smells of excess spice and the tiniest bit of bourbon. Taste brings forward a lot of spice with some backing sweetness and hints of caramel and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium and overly spiced. Drinks not nearly as poorly as I thought it would, but is still undesirable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-08-2010
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from helping a friend clear out beers from a Super Bowl party. I never purchase Michelob, but Iíll always try a new beer, so I decided to give this a shot. Pours a clear, auburn body with a quickly dissipating tan head. Smells like Raisinets. A sweet, malt heavy beer that lacks a noticable hop flavor. A flat, unenjoyable, heavy beer.
wlajwl (4432) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla dominates the beer, but the thickness and background of bourbon in it makes a rather good winter ale.
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a light head. Aroma bad, like bad bread. Flavor average, with a little oak. Not a lot of flavorful hops like they say. Wonít drink this again.
brokensail (12502) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: The pour is a clear copper color with almost no head--just a bit of off-white foam popping up as I pour the beer into the glass.
S: Quite the aroma we have here. Lots of metal/iron is noticeable immediately. I also get cough syrup and maraschino cherries along with some fake vanilla flavor. Seems to be some bug spray and tomato vines, too.
T: Just as delicious as it smells. Plenty of metallic tinge, fake vanilla, cough syrup, vegetables, and a strong bitterness. There is a slight bread flavor, which was sort of surprising, I must say.
M: The body is thin and slightly watery with a low to moderate carbonation.
D: Overall quite bad. Not the worst beer Iíve ever had, but certainly near the bottom rung.
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Aroma of vanilla, alcohol and nuts. Pours Dark orange with a thin white head. The beer has the bourbon oak barrel taste. Thin, metallic finishing with some abrasive copper notes.
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well, at least it smelled and looked like beer. They are getting closer.... Dreadful followthrough.
Foxbush (1461) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 One of the Christmas 2010 beers. The color was a deep clear amber. There was no head and not much aroma. There is a lack of malt taste and an undetermined spice. This is a weak winter Ale. Michelob should taste some others Winter Ales to set the standard.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I poured this into my large tulip glass, too bad I donít have any friends or a fireplace. Clear pale reddish color, thin head fades. Aroma of caramel and vanilla. Taste is weak sauce. A very mild beer, an attempt but a fail. I pretty much knew that when I bought a six pack, but I thought I should give it a shot.
Elderbeerman (7) - Rockton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured into my wine glass, effervescent, and came up with a good inch of light brown head. A strong hint of vanilla on the nose, color brown, and clear, and the first sip hits with a strong vanilla, to slight banana flavor, that gives way to a hint of bourbon... medium sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation, and long finish, with the vanilla being the dominant flavor that lingers. Overall? I like this. I would not like this all the time. But as a change of pace, and a nice Christmas/Winter time treat, with some strong cheese, perhaps - I think it goes well with some hot buttered popcorn - I enjoy it and will have some again, after this six is gone!