Strykzone (7420) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013 dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5oz sample from brewery. Pours an expected medium brown with thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, toasted malt, and roasted nuts. Flavor matches well and comes together nicely with a slight sweetness, but not overbearing. Definitely gets my vote for their top 2.
Sampled at the brewpub. Dark brown opaque with an inviting tan head. A nice nose of nuts and chocolate. It is thinner than it looks. Chocolate, nuts, grass, and light roasted notes. rumproasts (5406) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2012
tap. brown with small head. nutty malts, but somewhat thin on the flavor. doesn’t seem like a true brown ale to me. GRM (4072) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
Glass, sample on the premise, savoured on July 2 2011; eye: black, opaque, really thin sheet of coffee head; nose: nutty, roasted malt; mouth: nutty, malt, sourness, slight roasted malt, finale in roasted malt with light sourness and lactic presence, medium body, average carbonation, a bit thin; overall: quite ordinary
Verre, échantillon bue sur place, savourée le 2 juillet 2011; œil : noire, opaque, très mince couverture de mousse café; nez : noix, malt torréfié; bouche : noix, malt, surette, très léger malt torréfié, finale en malt torréfié avec légère présence surette et lactique, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, un peu mince; en résumé : b’en ordinaire Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Deep opaque stout-like brown body, thick, tight beige head. Caramely nose with Munichy dark fruit sweetness, toast, and maple syrup. Toasty body with brown sugar, red grapes, and caramel, soft and rich. Somewhat biting finish. Pretty good. milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Nice nutty aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet, with a hint of nuttiness and malt. Finish is clean. Very drinkable...goes well with any of the food, particulaly the bread. jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Pretty solid brew. Malty, not too watery. Slightly nutty. Sweet, but not watery-sweet. Very drinkable, one of their better brews. PetStain (14) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Pint from the tap. Small, but lasting head. Very nutty aroma and fairly sweet. Smooth and creamy with a bitter finish. Could be a bit more full bodied, but overall, a nice brown. muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2006
5 oz draught sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Near-opaque chestnut with a lasting off-white head and fair lacing....hazelnuts, almonds, chocolate and caramel along with just a hint of buttery diacetyl in the surprisingly rich dessert-y aroma....body shows pleasant toffee character at first well supported by a creamy mouthfeel, but does get a touch sour/cidery towards the finish which is thinner than you’d hope for....far and a away the best beer from this pub, no classic but quite drinkable. daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
Dark red, light brownish head. Sweet malt, brown sugar, nutty - to the effect of hazlenut - chocolate and very light coffee in the nose. Smooth, with notes of chocolate. Lightly sweet with a slight hop bitterness towards the end that dries out. Very nice aroma and a body that's getting there.