Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Black Star in Austin, TX. Pours a deep brown colored body with an inch thick, dense and foamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is lighter with some caramel, cocoa, a light dark fruit with a bit of a sourness, and a touch of acidic roast. Flavor is roasty with a touch of acidity again. Dark fruits, caramel, cocoa, and a good amount of citrusy hops. Finishes very dry with a pleasant roast, nice hoppiness, and a tad bit of acidity that leaves a light bitterness and a lengthy aftertaste. Light-medium body and smooth, moderately fizzy carbonation. Overall, a tasty, well hopped beer. Dry with a nice cocoa, light roast, and pleasant hopping.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Gingerman Plano. This beer pours a deep brown almost black with a thin tan head. The aromas are coffee, chocolate, raisin. The mouthfeel is slightly sticky and bittersweet with a medium to heavy body. Iím not sure why it rates so low as I thought thus was quite a food beer! Cheers!
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ Flying Saucer : Pours a dark plum .. dark .. wow, way to drinkable, like silk! .. . a very complex yet smooth brew .. tart and refined .. an orchestra of flavours .. . a winner .. . Two pretzels are walking down the street. One is assaulted.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malty nose. Deep brown with a khaki head. Very burnt first sip. Mellows out a bit. Alcohol well hidden. Not great, but I donít understand the general low marks.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Fort Worth Gingerman. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted, plum, raisin, and sweet. Taste is chocolate, more dark fruit, coffee, and a light hoppy finish.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gman FW. Glad to see this made it up north. Dark dark brown pour to a ruby color. Tan silky head. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet candied brown sugar and light fruit notes. Dark fruit to be exact. Flavor is a two parter. Earty hops are tasted as well as a roasted malt character. Like two beers in one fighting for dominance. Turned out pretty good though.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cola, raisins, and dates. Flavor of chocolate, raisins, candi sugar, fennel, and dates.
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at whipin. deep brown with a cream head. citrus hops, florals and smooth esters on the nose. nice on the palate, flavor is hops and florals with a rather off finish.
Mora2000 (5149) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Whip-In during a recent trip to Austin.
The beer pours medium brown with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet malt with some dark fruit. The flavor is caramel malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, citrus hops and some light smoke. Some alcohol is also present. Medium mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5339) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught at Whip In) pours med clear brown, ruby highlights, creamy bubbles. Nose of sweet brown ale style malts, juicy citrus fruits, and honeydew. Taste of semi bitter citrus hops, crackers, wildflower honey, Graham crackers, and sweet cocoa. Nice sweet and roasty finish, good carbonation.