shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2015 wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the pub. Black. About a 1/2" of tan head. Nose is mild citrus hops and a nice smooth roast aroma. Flavor is fruity hops, very mild chocolate, some coffee and various roast astringency with a dry bitter hop finish. Not bad but could have asked for some more hop flavor and aroma.
Draft. Cherry, chocolate malt and orange peel aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet light cherry, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Smooth, very nice. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
b3shine (9281) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
This was one of two beers that I sampled at the brewpub. A little brewery in the middle of southern Indiana Salt Creek is worth at least checking out if you are in the area. For a few dollars you can sample a couple of respectable local taps. This one would be a prime example.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base slips around the pint glass. Light and sandy head sits on top for a few minutes. Anise, spice, and mild hops stick around without being assertive and in your face.
It almost has a little Belgian in it.
Flavor / Palate - Anise and cotton candy lend this the feel of a fall carnival. Spicy without being exceptional the nose begs for more attention. A dry coffee texture slides carelessly towards the bitter tangy finish. Part IPA and part Belgian this is a fine local offering from an out of the way location.
Draft to pint. Looks good; an opaque dark cola with foamy beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and hops with what seems to be Belgian yeast and related spices. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but it seems to be made with Belgian yeast. Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tap at brewery:
Pours black with a short tan head.
Aroma is grapefruit and coffee.
Taste is piney, grapefruit-peel bitter..
Increasing coffee, roast as it warms.