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.
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Franconia Brewery. Dark pour with a creamy brown head. I can’t smell anything. Taste isn’t very pleasant, but kinda weak. Roasted malts and maybe some chocolate.
thirdeye11 (5772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) pours very dark even for a dunkel with nice light tan head and big oily bubbles. Nose is very faint on this one, I’m getting some lightly toasted malts. Taste has more flavor, semi-sweet chocolate and creamy but it’s watery and kind of disappoints. An odd bitter in the finish and undercarbonated in my opinion. A solid beer but nothing more I can say about it.
Cavie (4012) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Clear dark rose color. Creamy head that sits. Very little aroma to speak of. Creamy mouthfeel with a restrained taste. Roasted malts are the main thing tasted but it remains mostly tasteless. Slight bittering finish but still doesn’t go anywhere. I was highly disappointed with this one. Not much happening here at all. 2.1
RE-RATE 4/9/11 Tap at the brewery. The beer pours a dark brown color, almost black. Tan head. Looks very nice.
Dark malts and chocolate cocoa greet the nose for this one. Roasted malts as well. I am certainly liking what I’m seeing so far!
Smooth mouthfeel. Roasted taste that is quite malty and grainy. Dark chocolate rounds things out. There is a slight ash in the aftertaste but certainly not anything to be upset over.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours medium brownish with a small head. Smell was a bit roasty, nutty, and light chcolate. Taste was mildly chocolatey with caramel a pretty smooth body. Earthy, perhaps a bit of yeast, but not a ton of flavor to it. Somewhat mild and had a thinnish body and normal to light carbonation. Not bad, but unexciting, I thought.
SudsMcDuff (6761) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had in my first flight @ the FLying Saucer on my birthday celebration (afew months after funny enough) ... light chewy chocolate in the nose .. great rustic feel ... light yet chocolaty ... a delightful dunkel, earthy as heck.. i liked it and i don’t like dunkels...
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/black in color with an off white head. Aroma is of coffee grounds. Flavor is dominated by a chocolate/coffee malt profile. Lightly hopped, but very balanced. My first try from this brewery, hopefully more to come in the future.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 3/2/2009 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):
Pours a very dark brown colored body, small tan-white head, diminishing. Somewhat coffee effervescent aroma. But very weak. Somehat watery taste, Strong ground coffee taste. Tastes like a coffee - beer. Somewhat carbonated. Some mlk chocolate notes. Nice chocolately aflertaste as it warms up.
Tejas (919) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught > Flying Saucer. OK but not great. Lots of chocolate flavor and a OK body on this one. Might help if this one were a tad bigger.
bleeng (1576) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Old Monk. Light brown and filtered. Malty nose. Taste is a bit harsh, with some malty notes. Overall just a plain beer with very few memorable moments.