zubblwump (118) - Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2017 bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber to brownish poursmall to medium sized head. nice carmel malty aroma. overall nice caramel malt taste and aroma. overall a very solid beer, but notone that belopng in the upper echelon
Very dark amber with a light layer of white head. Nose is sweet over-ripe banana. maybe a little nutty. Sweet banana again in the taste, except with a slight unpleasant bitterness on the back of the tongue. SG111 (1980) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Tap at the source. Pours light caramel golden cherry color, white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee nutmeg, allspice. Flavor is nutmeg, caramel, spiced, some toffee. Mild. flatmatt (1604) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2011
2006 vintage on tap at MBGSF 2011. Pours a lightish brown with an off-white head. Distinct prune and molasses aroma. Similar flavor, molasses and raisin, slight hint of oxidation. Pretty nice vintage beer. TopTekeUWM (25) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2010
bottle pours dark amber with a little off white head. aroma is pretty strong nutty malty and alcohol mix. Not too pleasant and something seems off. I can’t even taste this or describe how horrible it is. I get what i think would be a cigarette butt in a bad bock with no mouthfeel. This could be the worst beer I have ever had. American light lager is a better choice...drain pour! coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2009
I dont know if this bottle is just old or what, but its not good. Aroma is weak and lightly smells of nuts and caramel. Pours a reddish amber with little head. Taste is like a sweet caramel and nut tea......heavy on the tea. Palate is a bit thin and watery. Could be an old bottle but I’m thinking I probably wont be trying any fresh bottles. Pour.
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Clear coppery amber pour...moderate off white head that lingers but briefly. Nose is sweet caramel/toffee, dark fruit, sweet malt, alcohol. Flavors are also predominantly sweet in profile...dark fruit, alcohol, caramel/toffee, roasted sweet malt, light hop bitterness in the background. Decent example of the style, but kind of middle of the road enough that it’s tough to get excited by it to any extent. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Cloudy brown pour with a thin beige head. Malty, sugary aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet with a rich maltiness and a very thin hop profile. Smooth and good. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2009
Copper with a medium tan head. Aroma of Munich and sweet malts, alcohol and mild dough. Tastes a bit too much like an Oktoberfest to me. Munich malts, nuts, mild caramel and alcohol. Finish is mildly dry and metallic with some cola like qualities. timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2009
22 oz. Brown/amber pour, very minimal off white head. Some sweet aromas, malt, caramel. Taste is some sweet malt, caramel, toffee, yellow raisin. Body is a little thin, the flavors are a bit subdued from this also. Finish is a little lingering sweetness. Overall just a little wishy washy. Not bad but kind of average. I believe there is some age on this since the white caps as far as I know have been retired for a while now. A drinkable example of the style, but not outstanding. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Caramel malty body with a light nuttiness and a thin wood feel. Light alcohol sweet fruit. Hop character is grassy with caramel. good brew.