Cavie (3882) - 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 (2556) - 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 (6120) - .....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 (892) - 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 (1548) - 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.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Flying Saucer. Pours a lackluster tea brown with a slight beige head and an aroma of weak buttery nut and retarded red wine. Flavor is a vinuous licorice that ends up piercing the tongue briefly before subsiding. Average mouthfeel. Blah.
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a dark ruby color with a small frothy lght tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and dark fruit. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste a watery roasted malt with a sweet finish. A good dunkel.
legion242 (2291) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A passable enough take on the style, but a bit thinnish. Think I will have one of their Winters next instead.