travita (3704) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Gingerman. Reddish brown in color, very muddy look, thinner tan head. The smell is slight hops, sweet, caramel, watery, and malts. The taste is the same as the smell.
crajun (892) - , Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at gingerman plano - new style for me; DAMN that was good - dark pour with ruby edges taste was malty sweet; very silky 4 on palate and call me crazy but there was a chalky chocolate flavor at end - had to ask if this was a bock or stout? actually seemed like a cross between the two. note to self: drink more Fanconia...
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown and cloudy with a good head. Taste is very smooth with toasted malt and not much bitterness. I went back for more over this and it may be my fave Franconia brew.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft, dark muddy brown with no foam, aroma of light roasted nuts with similar flavor, smooth finish
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Gingerdude, Houston .. . Pours a dark molasses brown, light foam, very sparse lacing .. . light burnt caramel and wet bark in the nose .. . way below Franconia’s usually high achievements.. . onslow’s good in a crisis ..
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Holy Grail. Poured a clear, dark amber body topped with a lasting head leaving some lacing. Aromas of dark malts, plums/prunes and sweet concord grape juice. Flavors were medium sweetness (toffee), nutty. Short, dry finish. Medium mouthfeel with soft, active carbonation.
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown amber tint. Nice off-white head. Dry, maple, sugary aroma. Nice carmel flavor. Deliciously bad. Thick texture and palate-coating feel. Nice fizzy finishimng bite.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, light vinous, brown sugar, and plum. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, and toasted grain.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells great. Caramel, brown sugar, some filet mignon.
Tastes the same. Very warm. Very delicious. Great beer for the cold weather. Drink with s’mores.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught at Dallas Gingerman) clear rich amber/ruby with ring of creamy tan bubbles. Nose of raisin bread, freshly milled grain, and other dark fruit. Taste of raisin, grainy bread, decent sweet malt bite, and toasty. Medium to thin creamy body with tingly carbonation. Long duration.
Earlier Rating: 11/3/2009 Total Score: 3.7
(draught) pours clearish brown with ruby hints and nice creamy head. Nose of toasted grain, chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is roasted grains with nice sweet component, unsweetened chocolate that’s not bitter and a creamy toasted finish. This stuff is really good and highly drinkable as it has no off flavors. Franconias best yet.