oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich thick butterscotch color. Patchy thin head.
Smells of sweet candy, toffee, and alcohol.
The flavor is rich and sweet. But clean and smooth. Wonderful balance. Very enjoyable.
GODiSSOUTHERN (378) - Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a murky orangish brown with a thin white head. The flavor was very interesting. Melon, cake, caramel. Very sweet with some of the barrel character noticeable in the finish.
jkwalking05 (3914) - 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.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy, orangeish-brown color with a fine, off-white head. Aroma predominantly of, well, brandy/barrel, exactly that of a Belgian stuffed in a brandy barrel. Not overly woody, though, or brandyish or Belgian, so for that I give this a vote for a well-balanced aroma, given the beer. Very soft, very easy aroma, doesnít really punch you in the face like I might have thought that I might have enjoyed, but then again Iím glad it didnít. Wow... this tastes much better than the original One, from what I remember. You can definitely pull out the woodiness (and the brandy), but itís just enough of a presence to give this a nice, spicy flavorful kick to it. Fortunately, now itís much more than your everyday Belgian. Donít get me wrong: the original One was well done, but Iím not a big Belgian guy and this twist really improved it for me, filled in the gaps. Itís darker-tasting, which is good as Iím not a fan for sweet beers. It has a lively palate, very good, with a hint of alcohol and brandy-ness but not overdone in either aspect. B+
Mora2000 (5855) - 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.
travita (4150) - 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.
thirdeye11 (5634) - 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.
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...
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.
dyetube (1184) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the common table. Pours a deep copper color with a thin off white head. The aromas are sherry, dough, alcohol, cherry. The mouthfeel is sticky, sweet and heavy. Cheers!