BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
With the high quality of beers I’ve had from the Frankenmuth area, I was quite frankly disappointed with this. The aroma and appearance were OK at best, but the only flavor I got was burnt grain/strong coffee with a thin, watery mouthfeel. For flavors like that, I’ll stick to more nuanced and complex stouts that have a heavier feel on the tongue. Note: since Local Color closed, this beer is now brewed by Michigan Brewing Co. in Webberville.
zdk (1882) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared by murphym - dark brown/ black pour, no head. Some grany notes, light roasty chocolate, tingly carbonation with some sweet syrup. A little fake tasting and thin body. meh.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap: world beer expo/Frankenmuth. Dark transparent brown with decent head. Aroma has some sweet malt/lager but very muted. Flavor is all sour skunk.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at fest. Deep brown in color, fairly clear. Decent white head for a small pour. Coffee flavors with a touch of sweetness. Aroma is malty with a touch of caramel and coffee. Later on the flavor takes a lightly sour flavor which isn’t really desireable.