mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown/black with a khaki head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, grainy, light hops. Smooth palate, grainy malts, light roast, not bad finish.
boyscoutasylum (3) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
One of the worst beers I have ever had. If you like your beer to taste like a band aid than look no further.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Craft & Growler. Deep brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of plum, roasted malt, bread. Taste is of raisin, bread dough, roasted malts, earth, light licorice root.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. The look is black to brown, ok beige colored head, and dark. The smell is malt, chocolate, sweet, roast, and raisins. The taste is roast, malts, burnt, sweet, and ok.
jhamp9 (879) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Craft and Growler. Dark brown pour with a dense beige head. Aroma is roasted, bread, a little chocolate and smoke. Taste is sour with coffee and chocolate. Bitter coffee aftertaste.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery.
Deep brown pour with a thick tan head. Nose of toasted, bready, and roasted malts - slight herbal hops. A bit thin but overall has some good flavor.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured the deepest brown without being black with a very thin head. Sharp across the tongue. Notes of very mild chocolate. I wonder where that sharpness comes from.
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really sure how to classify this one. On one hand the brewer calls it a black ale, thereby disqualifying it from being a schwarzbier. However, it is also has almost no hop presence, so Black IPA doesn’t fit. Since it is brown in color and has a taste profile similar to a brown ale, that is what I entered it as.
On tap at Jack Mac’s. The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has some toffee and a light amount of roasted malt. The flavor has some toasted character, as well as some cocoa and a light amount of grass. I also get a little bubblegum character but I am not sure where that comes from. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.