bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of vinous, caramel, brandy, and cherry. Flavor of caramel, toffee, cherry, brown sugar, brandy, and raisins with a dry wood finish. Descent. Little muddled.
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Whip In.
The beer pours a hazy amber color with a white head. The aroma is very complex. I get a lot of brandy notes, but I also get some grapes, dark fruit, caramel malt and alcohol. The flavor is just as nice. I get a a lot of brandy and oak notes, with some alcohol, grape and dark fruit notes. I also get quite a bit of vanilla and brown sugar notes. The mouthfeel is a little bit thinner than I like and the carbonation is about medium and is just right for the style. The beer tastes a lot like brandy and is a very interesting take on barrel-aging. Very nice.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught at Addison saucer) rich copper-orange with small ring of white bubbles. Nose of brandy, dark fruits, big time caramel and maple. Taste of mild oak, brandy, not much alcohol heat but the flavor is there, dark fruits and caramel. Linger of ripe banana and medium to low carbonation. Big flavors that are easy to drink.
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at addison saucer. Deep cloudy amber, cream head. Wood, syrup, brandy, and dried fruits. Nice palate, brandy really takes over this beer and melds with the fruits quite well.
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman. The look is dark red to maroon with a slight off white head. The smell is wood, caramel, alcohol, and fruits. The taste is wood, caramel, definite barrel, raisins, and alcohol.
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Moth. Soooo glad I am having this tonight! Pours a clear orange color with very light head. Aroma is nice! Woody, raisin, alcohol and slight spices. Flavor is very dry wood with a slight tart fruity flavor. Finishes super dry and wood tinted. Some sweetness. Overall interesting.
jkwalking05 (3705) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap about a year ago at the Flying Saucer. Hazy amber appearance with a small off-white head. Aroma is of raisin, fig, wood, and caramel. Taste is of caramel, toffee, brown sugar and prune.
kidmartinek (3639) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the 42nd anniversary of the Draught House. Dark amber color with a orangish purplish timt. Strong head that goes the mile. Very strong malt aroma with little else. No yeasty smell. Flabor is strong, almost rich malt. The body is full but the mouthfeel is smooth, flowing, and mild. It starts off tame, then the carbonation develops in the mouth. He hints of brandy sweetness can be detected after a while but you have to know what brandy tastes like first.
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Queen Vic. Pours a cloudy coppet with a small off white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a faint yeast and bready malt. Thin mouthfeel with a light caramel malt and light bitter finish, kinda watery. A decent belgian strong ale from 512, prefer the original.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is clear cola brownish amber with a thin light brown head...smell is amazing boozey...brandy and soft vanilla flavors are just pouring out of this...taste is lightly fruity and earthy with a strong oak and vanilla boozey alcohol flavor coming in...finish is alcoholic too...