backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light bronze with small off white head that quickly dissipates. Some patchy faint lacing. Aromas of malt and a bit of caramel. Taste is similar; light malt, caramel, a bit of hops. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Drinkable, but nothing really standing out for me. badgerben (5177) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Darkish brown with a falling, medium head. Caramel and nutty aroma. A fairly strong buttery/nutty Munich malt flavor. On the bitter side, but more grain bitter/astringent than hop induced. brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Boatilla didn’t have much flavor, and what it did have was sort of funky. There wasn’t a whole lot of aroma, but at least it had a nice copper color. I hope Big Bay takes a stab at tweaking the recipe because Milwaukee could use another good amber microbrew. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Tap. Pours to an amber body with a white head. The aroma is nasty with lots of diacetyl and butterscotch. Similar flavor and totally flawed. The palate is average. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2011
12 oz bottle
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
A nice amber ale this was a good introduction to a new brewery. It might be that this is the best they have to offer. If not then I’ll be checking out a few more of their beers once I go back through Wisconsin. For the affordable price point it is a winner.
Aroma / Appearance - The almond brown body has a warm glow. Mocha foamy head sits peacefully above the surface. Almond butter, cocoa powder, and then a light sweetness trade off appearances. Gentle soft hops are present as well.
Flavor / Palate - Gentle hops tickle the throat. A light mixture of almonds, cocoa, and soft malts wake up the senses. The sensation fades quickly but leaves enough of a mark to please the palate. If this came from a brewery with a track record for excellence it would be a bit of a letdown. Coming from an unknown brewer however it was a good introduction and hopefully not the last.
12 oz bottle from the pig. Translucent copper pour with a small white head that soon fades to a film. The aroma is mild and indistinct with sweet grains. The flavor is more sweet grains, spicy hops and a bit of vegetable essence. The palate is medium-light with soft carbonation. Finishes short and dry. Overall: meh. beerdawg (13) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Good beer/ale with balanced flavor, aroma. Enjoyable because I can have a couple and not be overwhelmed with resin, malt, etc. Aroma is balance though subtle. Appearance is clean bright amber with a red hue. It did linger on the palate well, then cleared off the tongue nicely. Potential for a go to beer when not feeling adventurous. MrPhield (10) - Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2011
This is a BEAUTIFUL beer! Lacks the aroma I would expect when looking at the beautiful amber color. In reading the intent of the brewery I thought they did a great job brewing this beer. They lightened the finish with out compromising the body which I thought had a great roasted malt taste, with a hint of sweetness and maybe a little nutty flavor, but I think that is where I got the sweetness from. DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle pours amber/copper with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, nuts, pine, and light earth. Flavor shows the same with a somewhat oxidized character to it. Overall body is moderate, dry, and lightly bitter.