michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt and grain. Poured copper/slight amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, grain, corn, slight hops, and some trash. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Average texture. Malt, grain, and corn finish is dry.
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL prior to going to a Blackhawks game with a bunch of friends. Appearance not too sure, in a dark bar but it looks red with a thin but pronounced off white head. Aroma rich in hops with a nice malt balance. Taste very smooth, abundant in stinky hops, also a bit of citrus with a rich malt backing. Real nice.
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 On cask at In Fine Spirits Chicago. It was good. Bit of sweetness and a nice amount of hops for a red ale. Serving: Cask
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pizza House, East Lansing. Deep orange-brown body, thin creamy off-white head. Light, floral, spicy nose. Soapy, floral hops body with notes of bubblegum and toasty malts, with modest brown sugar and caramel malt balance. Bitter finish. Merely OK.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Graydon’s Crossing. Pours medium amber, clear. Taste is a bit sweet, nice hint of hop bitterness. Complemented excellently by a full red ale aroma - musky malt, a bit sour, with robust berry flavor in the background. Recommended, if you can find it.
Tmoney99 (14273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft Sample at MBG Winterfest 2010. Poured reddish brown with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet bitter flavor with a sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer would go well with spicy food.