SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tony’s got knotted .. . on draft .. . deep amber .. . really nice foam level, lacing too .. . quite a deep beer, quite malt forward too .. . almost enjoyable but just to..? something- something was just a bit off .. . . i need a cigar or a dead guy, dead guys always carry cigars on them..
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Common Table during the launch party.
The beer pours a reddish-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee and alcohol, with a hint of grassy hops. The flavor is more of the same. I get some nice toffee and caramel notes, as well as some butter, orange and grass. Overall, the fresh hops are not as prevalent as I hoped they would be. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) caramel colored, creamy dark tan head. Nose of caramel, cream, honey, hops are quite muted honestly. Taste of light hop acids, honey, biscuit, cream. Medium to thick body, light hop linger.
mar (4843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a cream head. Nose is fresh hops, rich caramel, sticky, and dank. Very smooth on the palate, dough, caramel, gritty hops, and a nice finish.
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foggy amber with an off-white tint from all the hop resin. The.aroma is floral and resinous. The backbone is heavily malted. There’s a light syrup texture to the palate. The finish is decisively bitter. Its a little spicy and has a papery bite. Probably strong but you wouldn’t know it.
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a clear amber and ruby with medium frothy off white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet caramel malt and tosst with light dry finish. Easy to drink a good American strong ale from Deep Ellum.
BelgianBeerGal (3191) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft flight at FS FW. Ruby-bronze pour with a thin brown head. Light, sweet, citrus hop aroma. Fairly light flavor with sweet hops and only light bitterness. Name was appropriate: left me looking for the hops. Not bad, just light flavors.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy deep amber with thick beige head. Arena is very malty with a balanced amount of choppy/grapefruit citrus. Flavor is much the same with a sweet malty backbone. Medium-heavy mouth feel with medium carbonation. Overall, I dig it!
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at World of Beer. Dark pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sappy flowers. Taste is sweet biscuits, grainy, almost chocolate, and definitely bitter.
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with a lacy tope colored head. Nose is caramel, raw honey, and orangey muted hops. Foamy medium weight mouthfeel. Good balance.