jkwalking05 (4340) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of figs, caramel, plums and raisins. Taste is of chocolate, slightly roasty, with caramel, figs, plums, candy sugar and malt.
blutt59 (6270) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, dark pecan brown color with tight tan foam, malty chocolate and whiskey aroma, dark chocolate, roast malt, raisin and whiskey flavors
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet with subdued hop character. Reminiscent of a wee heavy or imperial brown in that regards. Some cocoa and brown sugar. Quick finish.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman. Pours with a deep brown to near black body tan head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, candi sugar, plums, chocolate and dark fruits. Flavors of mocha, dirt, earth, dark fruits and dried fruits. Some brown sugar and persimmons as well. Medium carbonation. A much better beer than the ratings show. Much better...
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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 (1346) - 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. I’m not sure why it rates so low as I thought thus was quite a food beer! Cheers!
SudsMcDuff (7127) - .....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 (2342) - 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 don’t understand the general low marks.
Fratto (2845) - 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 (4043) - 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.