troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] It’s great to see some Franconia beers being distributed in Oklahoma now. Pours a very dark shade of brown without any head. Aroma of hazelnut, chalky malts and dry chocolate. The taste was quite intersting. Prominent cherry/amaretto taste is somewhat surprising. Sweet malts and some chocolate are evident throughout. The palate was a tad light, with low carbonation levels. Not sure if this is what they were going for in the beer, so I’ll have to give it another try.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - Holy Grail Pub.
Brown color with a light khaki head. Roasted malt and nutty aromas - more roasted malt and a bit of chocolate flavor. Not bad - one of my wife’s favorite brews.
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at The Holy Grail in Plano, TX. Cola colored pour with a thin head. Aroma is earthy and malty. Taste is slightly creamy, with a light hopiness to it. Decent.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand bottle… Clear, very dark, mahogany lager with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nutty aroma presents pistachios and almonds intermingled with mild notes of chocolate and coffee. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with gentle carbonation. The well-balanced flavor provides a modest note of chocolate and a splash of espresso. A bit thin. Crisp, watery, refreshing finish. This must be the lager equivalent of a brown ale. Thanks to ericandersnavy for providing the large sample!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Addison. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of Munich malts with a hint of roast. Lighter side of medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor of dark german malts countered by a soft spicy bitterness. Cocoa and nut notes on the finish. Pretty solid for a Dunkel.
travita (4783) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano. Dark brownish in color, beige colored head, and looks ok. The smell is wheat, malts, sweetness, and slight chocolate. The taste is wheat, malts, sweet, chocolate, and a touch of hops.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Gingerman in Plano. Dark brown garnet pour with small beige head. Aroma is raisins, caramel. Flavor is coffee, roast, light smoke. Not remotely sweet. Bubbly mouthfeel. Not a great dunkel.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours black with a medium beige head that lasts. The aromas are light chocolate and malt. The flavors are light chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Overall an average beer, but quite drinkable.
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Ginger Man Fort Worth. It looks nice, but there is not much there as far as smell OR taste goes...pretty bland.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Irish Rover. Dark brown pour with amber highlights. Slight roasted malt aroma. Slight chocolate and roasty flavors. Thin body with little carbonation. Short, clean, mild bitter finish. Looks good, smells kinda bleh and tastes like the aroma.