thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Cloudy deep brown, syrupy consistency in the glass, medium tan colored head with natural-looking carbonation. Nose of medium toasted oak, wildflowers, fresh cut meadow, honey, sweet, smells absolutely incredible, reminds me of Hill Farmstead (the place and their beers). Taste is exceptionally sweet, oaky, esters, cloying, unfermented residual sugars, feels like the beer was perhaps rushed to market a bit. I think with time, and left to attenuate, it would be REALLY good. As it stands, itís just too sweet, sticky, and oaky. Carbonation amount is damn near perfect, so itís a shame the beer isnít less sweet and oaky.
TXBadger (2564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown color with off-white head. Honey, floral notes, and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some honey sweetness.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown color. Notes of caramel, dark fruit, toasted grains, and some fresh air.
Cavie (4310) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Saucer FW. Murky brown-reddish color. Beige color head. Aroma is floral, sour, dark fruit, and malts. Flavor is sour, dark fruit and dry. Floral flavors lead to dry bitter finishings.
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bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of paint, dark fruit, honey, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, berries, honey, and caramel.
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hay Merchant in Houston. Reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Smells of caramel, oak and malt. Medium to full body with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel and flavors of caramel malt, floral hops and a touch of honey. The finish is sweet with a lingering caramel aftertaste. Above average overall.
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a dark ruby with large creamy beige head that lasts awhile leavin sticky lacing. The aroma is a bready malt and caramel. Thin mouth with rich caramel malt with nice sweet finish. Easy to drink a very good doppelbock from Deep Elllum.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Black Star. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light, honey, and floral. Taste is brown sugar, floral, kinda woody, but almost too sweet.
dfinney23 (2934) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black with a wisp of tan head. Sweet and floral up front with a dark, roasty finish.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark, heavy brown mostly black. No head. Nose of roasted malt. Slight sweetness but not over the top. No alcohol decected at all
BeerBunny007 (6) - Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well balanced and solid take on a brown bock; very sweet due to the addition of local honey, but still balances nice with a delicious malty flavor. Rich golden brown color-
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