SpongeRuiner (1107) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Petes Place. Pours a very dark brown with a light light mocha colored head. Thick fluffy smooth head. Heavy lacing. An interesting aroma of coffee and bitter hoppiness. A nice hoppy bitterness with grassy pine and grapefruit. A coffee backtone and a dry finish. Very interesting. Wolverine is always a treat. Good stuff.
umich03jm (3421) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 Sample draft at the brewery. Pours black with a small foamy head, leaves awesome webbing. Aroma is awesome, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, burnt toast and light cocoa. Drinks like an ultra thin black IPA. Nice fresh hops with a thin black lager base. Normally I would take points off for being so thin but this was so easy to drink and delicious I will let it go. I grabbed a growler of it to go. Re-rate 2/11/15 - This new batch is very different. It’s no longer thin, it’s medium bodied. The Strong pine taste from before is a lot lighter. More chocolate and roast. It’s listed lighter at 5.4% but actually tastes strong and more intense. I like the older version much better. I’d rate this new batch at around 3.7 or so. I’ll leave my rate where it is since I had it several times and stand by that great batch.
Art (3036) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a near black with an off white head. Slight citrus hop aroma but coffee comes though big. Roasty taste. Light mouthfeel.
deyholla (9915) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a nice combination of dark bread and pine hoppiness with a hint of grapefruit. Flavor has even more of the pine/grass hops with a backing dark bread note. Drinks nicely.