muzzlehatch (4952) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2016 ChiGuy68 (594) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Water Street Brewery. Black color with a faint tan head. A nice malt aroma with a rich, smooth malty taste. A seasonal beer, and My favorite beer at this brewpub.
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Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #84. 20 ounce draught at the brewpub, August 2008. Not quite opaque jet with little head, mostly diminishing...nose grainy and light, with just a bit of dark roasted malts in evidence...unfortunately the body feels adjuncty, vegetal and is more reminiscent of a pale lager than anything else, though there is a bit of roasty bitterness at the finish that keeps it from total failure...also a bit thin. Not impressed. Also not sure why I only had the one beer on this my only visit to this brewpub, unless it was that it was smoky (ah, I remember the pre-smoking ban days...). That was likely it - that and, driving by myself, I wanted to save most of my drinking stamina for Delafield’s other, better brewpub. crossovert (12670) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Not that bad of a beer. Waaaay to chocolatey and roasty for the style, it is more of just an american brown lager or something stupid like that. Skyview (5942) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Sampled on draught at the 2010 Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival in Chilton, WI. Pours a clear cola brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malt, a hint of coffee and a touch of leather. Taste is light to medium bodied with flavors of dark multi-grain malt, some grassy hops and a touch of roasted nuts. Finish is semi-dry, some metallic texture and then a roasted nutty aftertaste. arkurzynski (2415) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
On tap. Brownish amber color, flat with no head. Aroma is of sweet and toasted malts. Flavor is thin and overly caramel for the style. Light dry/bitter finish. Next...
JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Or a dry stout. Draught at the Milwaukee location. Black. Dry with grain, and moderately roasted. Thin palate, it needs more body, but it is smooth. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2009
On tap at the Delafield location. Poured deep brown with a well-retained, creamy beige head. The aroma picked up soft chocolate and bready notes upfront with a little earth and faint floral hoppage around.. quite enjoyable. The flavor found toasty chocolate, coffee, and lesser molasses surrounded by earthy accents.. hints of smoke on the back.. tasty and well-balanced. Light-bodied with great use of malts in here.. higher carbonation moved it well across the palate.. dry and well-balanced. This was a great surprise! mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
On Tap in Milwaukee. this beer poured black with a small white head that went away. very tasty combination of chocolate and roasted nuts. hopdog (12486) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2008
On tap at the Delafield location. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, nuts, and chocolate. Tastes of nuts, roast, chocolate, and caramel. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
On tap at Water Street Brewery in Milwaukee. Blacks with a thin tan head. Aroma of light dark malt, caramel, roasted malt and bread. Taste of dark malt, roasted malts, caramel, and light molasses. Body is over carbonated and finishes chewy and astringent.