commonmac (1265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2017 Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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."
Tap served up at the brewpub. Pint glass. Light cloudy copper color. Minor white head. Nose is almost an English breakfast tea and jasmine combination. Taste has a decent bitterness without overwhelming the beer. Malty, almost caramel qualities but mild. Overall mild is really the best descriptor. Probably going to forget about this one right after the glass fades to empty. chucklemation (1722) - 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 (12387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Golden colour, rising carbonation bubbles. Lace. Neutral aroma, light bitter taste.
Braudog (6763) - 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 (8104) - 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