Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2010
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky brown body, thin/medium cream head. Very light aroma with roasted malts and carob. Body of burnt brown sugars, toffee, and licorice. Sharply carbonated. Not bad, but go for the Imperial Stout. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Tap @ Liberty: Nearly black, some dark brown & ruby highlights at the edges; tan, fine-bubbled head perched nicely on top leaving spots of lacing on its way down. Aroma is very roasted, thick, malty - very robust. Light cocoa powder, faint fudge, a hint of milky sweetness, & even a very timid saltiness in the very back. Light hop presence, lending some herbal notes to the profile. Taste is heavily malty with a nice, smooth bitterness up front; burnt coffee beans, unsweet cocoa dust & cocoa nibs, aggressive roast.... More on the bitter-roasty side than the aroma would lead you to believe. Not much of that creamy sweetness I was getting. Lasting, spent coffee ground mouth coating in the aftertaste. Nice stout! I typically enjoy the roasted/bitter stouts more than most, so this was a pretty nice brew on all accounts. User37895 (3042) - - AUG 4, 2015
From the bottle. Aroma of ash and chocolate syrup. Flavor of molasses, caramel, ash, nuts. A bit thin on flavor and mouthfeel. Not bad flavor though. It works. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors rich chocolate, dry roasted malts, and a little bit of earthy bitterness. Nothing crazy but this is a solid tasting stout. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
thanks riversideak! dry mineral aroma, jet black, strong tan head. little mushroom earthiness up front, grows in dark roasty body, finishes aggressive and intense. great weight, chewy.
katrinaez (2182) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Nice coconut style flavor was interesting. Roasted, vanilla, cocoa and marshmallow. Nice dark color.tap JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
At the brewery, dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Roasty and dark chocolate aroma. Taste has a little sweetness touch with the dark chocolate roast. Good stuff! flatmatt (1604) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a fluffy dark tan head. Aroma is very rich and creamy with lots of roasted character, coffee, cocoa. Flavor is also quite roasty and creamy with notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of dark fruit. Roasty finish with a touch of bitter hops. Excellent job! jtw (1165) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2011
on draft at the brewpub. Finally! A craft stout that’s *not* on a nitro tap! Pleasnt aroma of roasted barley, some malt sweetness and a nice green cascade-like hops bitterness. Not strictly citrus and pine, so it must be a combination of hops but it’s very balanced. Light tan head with some nice sticky lacing stuck to the glass as its smooth medium-full body works its way empty (perhaps time for another?). Plenty of roast and charred wood in the finish and leaves a savory and slightly smoky taste on the palate. Quite a nice stout, hopefully something Liberty produces regularly. bwa5879 (956) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Very explosive opening, overflowing beige head. Once cleaned up it settled to a dark brown to black. Cottony aroma of floral hops and smokey campfire malt. Fairly low carbonation, really foamy yet thin watery mouthfeel, finishes a little smokey but mostly clean. Bitter licorice and campfire roast flavor, burned smoked meat taste too. Thin flavor reminds me more of a porter. Too much carbonation, flavor is okay but everything else is flawed.