brewballs (190) - USA - JUN 23, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I’m not sure what all the hype about this brew is. It is passable, if that. It has a chocolaty type of taste. Reminded me of a Guiness, even though this is a porter. It has a smooth wash but it’s taste does not overwhelm. Feels too familiar. And I feel a Texas beer now more than ever needs to excel! This one certainly does not.
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Ginger Man, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mid black with a medium tan head that retains well.
Nose is roast malt, vanilla, syrup, sugars, chocolate.
Taste comprises pecan, roast malt, lactose, light chocolate notes.
Medium bodied but a little on the thin/watery side - certainly for a 6.8% ABV beer, moderate carbonation, soft roast in the finish.
Drinkable porter, let down by lack of body and no great depth of flavour, not one I’d look to in the future.
BMMillsy (1318) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured at Stubbs in Austin. Dark brown pour with creamy mocha head. Roasty and nutty aroma, but not much going on. Slight roast up front with a lingering nuttiness. Bunch of chocolate coming through as I go. Not sure if this is on nitro or what, but very low carbonation and maybe slightly watered down (or maybe I've been having too many stouts lately). Solid beer.
brystmar (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask. Deep brown body, stubborn brown head & lace adorn my glass. Beautiful bouquet of toasted grain, roasted pecans, butterscotch, toffee.
Taste leaves a bit to be desired, as the brunt of its nutty flavor fades to finish watery. What's here is good: a little refinement could turn this into a serious contender within the style. Shame the state makes it ILLEGAL for these guys to bottle & distribute this (and all of their other) beer(s). Fuck the TABC.
kmbrewmaster (6) - - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured deep brown from tap...aroma is nicely done, chocolate, coffee, and a touch of hops. Great end to a tough day
Ryborne (53) - - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
thick and chocolaty Stout, big caramel head. Like someone put caramel and hops in guiness.
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ The Esquire - San Antonio, TX) Dark brown pour with a chocolatey head. Nice and roasted chocolate aroma with some mild nutty hints, which is what I expected. Flavor is roasted chocolate at the start with a very light and dry nutty pecan finish. Very enjoyable.
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose and taste are both quite roasty. Feels very smooth and makes for an easy drink.
TizzleJizzle (620) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at flying saucer Addison. Poured a dark brown almost black color with a thin khaki head. Smoky, roasty, toasty, nutty, malty goodness!! High carb, medium body.
jerseyjohn71 (169) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i got this beer at CRAFT & GROWLER . dallas , tx , good dark appearance, dark roasted taste , smokey strong bitter finnish ,, some head when poured,