chucklemation (1611) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is earthy hops and some biscuit. Flavor is earthy hops, biscuit, and nut. Mouthfeel is mildly astringent, unpleasant. There is a nice balance of hops and malt, but the brew is a bit bland overall. ColovianTrader (464) - - DEC 29, 2013
Heavy doses of caramel flavors. Decent citrus hops. Notes of fruits and nuts. Easy to drink and all around enjoyable beer. firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Tap at brewery. Dark amber. Creamy mouthfeel. Decent lasting head. Very mild bitterness for the style. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Sammy (12079) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Golden colour, rising carbonation bubbles. Lace. Neutral aroma, light bitter taste. Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
A charred malt aroma with a strong caramel presence and hints of star fruit. The taste begins semi-sweet but is then covered up by a nice balancing of hop bitterness on the finish, the bitterness is stronger than the the semi-sweet, but in a very good way. Medium body and light carbonation, but still "mouth filling." The color was a barely translucent brownish copper. A very good beer overall, could compete with the Sierra Nevada "Tumbler" and Stone’s "Oaked arrogant bastard."
Braudog (6666) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Draft pint at the brewpub. Reddish-amber beer. Decent malty beer, with a moderate hop finish. Textbook American brewpub ESB -- sessionable to be sure. (#3830, 1/28/2010) sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2007
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel, spices, some earthy notes. Flavor, nutty, some spices, earthy some grassy hints and coffee notes. drfabulous (7780) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2007
This beer’s decent bitter and malty combo makes it a nice competitor for ROB’s IPA. Between the two beers, I usually remained satisfied during weekly visits to the ROB. Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Beautiful Copper color, with heavy malty and hop aroma nice body and a very enjoyable beer, its nice to be able to get a good Bitter in the states punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Tap. Deep golden brown color with a fluffy off-white head. Soft malty aroma. Medium earthy malts flavors from start to middle. Finishes with a nice hop balance. A sweetness from the malts emerges in the aftertaste after about half a pint. Smooth medium-thin body.