deyholla (13857) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2009 GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Cole’s in Buffalo. Dark ruby-amber with a small white head. Really interesting aroma and flavour - competing notes of roasty, almost burnt malt, hints of rye and chocolate, and lots of resiny hops in the finish - somehow, it all works. The name sounds like a kid’s toy of some sort - we kept calling in the "Super Slider" by mistake - but it’s a very nice beer.
On tap at Arbor Brewing Company. Poured brown with an off-white head. Aroma consisted of sweet malts. Interesting with a malt flavor but also a chocolate and hoppy flavor present. jcwattsrugger (12902) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
on tap-pours an off white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is medium malt-nutty/peat, copper/earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-nutty/peat, copper/earthy hops, then some lemon/medium fruit, alcohol, yeast. Strykzone (8333) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Not certain but this sounds like the beer on tap at Goodfellows on Mackinac Island. Copper color reminds of a mix between an IPA and an amber. Small head that was blotchy and uneven. Soon became a steady ring. Aroma, like the flavor, was unmalted barley and hop. Again, a mix of an amber and an IPA. Sometimes barley harshness and sometimes hop tartness. Medium feel. Quite nice. masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Poured a nice red color off the tap. Smelled nice, inviting citrus and clean malt. Taste was a little more punchy, sitll the nice citrus, soft malt backbone, finished nice and bitter. This was drinkable and tasty. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2008 MBG Winter Fest, Listed as Super Snapper Imperial ESB: Muddy brown hue with golden highlights, fizzy fading head. The aroma has notes of classic and resiny bitters, pear and apple esters, caramel and bready with even a hint of rye. The taste is fruity and grassy at first supporting sweet grain base. The finish is bitter and peppery. There is a small amount of diacetyl found but does not interfere with the flavor profile too much. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing, chalky finished. A good brew and enjoyable. Worthy of a try.
swoopjones (7019) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2007
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Very roasty brew with amber brown color. Medium hop bitterness. Alcohol pretty well hidden. Almost a burnt flavor to it. Pretty tasty though frankenkitty (2013) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Pours with a deep, rusty/copper body. Mild orange and soapy grapefruit in the nose. American PNWs seem to dominate the palate with a zesty citric presence along with some sharp black pepper. There is a diacetyl undertow to put a damper on an otherwise decent beer, but a peppery linger brings back a bit of its integrity.
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/ann-ar Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI 48104</font>
The pour reveals a clear dark amber color with a ring of white lace. Strong aroma and flavor of hops, it’s tasty but I would have liked more malt in there to provide some balance, the finish is bitter. The body is light to medium with soft carbonation. Good but unbalanced. HogTownHarry (7531) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
Draught. At Cole’s in Buffalo. Poured deep opaque red-brown with an average creamy tan head. Dry burnt roast malt aroma (second "burnt" beer in a row!), the hop bitterness revealed itself to me more as bark and tree mold than anything else, light alcohol character. Taste - VERY dry over-roast malt, grassy/herbal hops and I swear I got a whiff of something like near-sour milk. Solid body, good astringency, medium linger but there is a hint of carbonization there that I was really digging that day. Solid brew! Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
On tap at Cole’s, Buffalo. Nice malt/hop aroma. Big hop taste, with a really interesting burnt malt and roasty flavour. Just the right amount of alcohol. I really really liked it, and my enthusiasm got others at the table to order it I suspect. Nice job Arbor!