Petkus331 (349) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice charred malt aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. flavor was barely sweet on the start and finished with a nice charred malt, almost roasted marshmallow bitter finish. very tasty. the body was a little watery, but overall, a very enjoyable beer.
rarbring (1832) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, sweet fruits, chocolate and egg.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A off-white head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet bread, sherry, raisins, apricot marmalade and custard
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Very nice, good with hard cheeses.
Note: Bottle 650 ml. Reviewed 2013-09-24.
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 on tap @ ferndale DIY street fair. fairly thin and bland. pass on this one.
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Picked up a growler. poured a dark brown with a small tan head. aroma chocolate, malts, brown sugar, coffee. flavor chocolate, smoke, dark fruits.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve got this in tap at the brewpub in royal oak. It pours a classic porter dark brown with almost no aroma. The flavor is OK, but nothing to write home about. Overall, it’s alright with a meal, but I’m pretty dissapointed with this hometown brew. Oh well.
BBB63 (6443) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
MiBG Summer fest 2009, Saturday session: (My next to last beer of the fest, I already posted the last beer which was the awful Kid Rock brew. ) This has almost a purple tint to the brown hue with a good beige head. The aroma is plum, raisin, chocolate, coffee, walnut and a hint of herbal hops. The taste is basic the same with fruity and chocolate tones and a slight hop and coffee finish. The mouth feel is lively and clean. It’s a porter but nothing a seek out.
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the ’08 MBG festival. Dark beer with a small beige head. Subtle roast nose. This is a flavorful roasted malt porter with some coffee notes and a grassy hop finish.
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2007
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not to impressed with this beer... nice coffe aroma and taste however watery mouthfeel... more hops and malt would be helpful
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty mediocre porter. Pours blackish brown with a small tan head. Aroma is what you would expect from a porter (roasted malts, touch of coffee, etc.) but it’s real weak. Same with the flavor. Mouthfeel is good, decent body, just a touch on the thin side.
jtw (1140) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on draft at the brewery. decent mouthfeel, warming and full, but the flavor is bland and the aroma is nearly non-existent (for a porter, anyway). despite a reasonably full body, it manages to finish thin. i like porters but this won’t really amaze anyone.