sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to santa: Monster head on this, clear brown. Aroma some caramel and roasted notes. Flavor is a little nutty, kind of a strange after taste. Medium bodied. Average at best.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Walt.Clear brown brew wilth a light aroma of caramel. A middle of the road beer but refreshing after a run. Had
a bit of acrid flavor but not a bad "6 pack" brew
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Much better than the wheat, although still nothing to write home about. Nice nutty aroma, no head, balanced flavor with some toffee and low bitterness.
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thanks to 123456green. Very dark brown pour with a light brown head that foamed up nice and then dissapated. Excellent aromas, chocolate, nutty coffee, much roastiness. Flavors however did not live up to the aroma. Mostly becuase I donít really like that classic brown ale flavor. Some coffee and roasted nuts were there, but so overshadowed by that sour metallic brown ale twang. Should have just smelled it all day long.
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear light caramel brown, subdued dark beige head. Aroma of fruit, light b.o., and chocolate frosting on a cupcake or Betty Crocker brownies. Sour edge with grape notes above a roasty front side, with suggestions of almonds. Notable oily quality, very slippery in the mouth, though the sourness hangs enough to prevent it feeling really luscious. Not my preference in a brown ale--I tend to like brown ales reaching more to the edge of porter. Iím very happy to see a new brewery in Texas, for sure, and wish them the very best.
blankboy (5950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of biz82. Pours a deep dark brown with a small diminishing creamy beige head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, nuts, chocolate and hops. Flavour is malty, somewhat roasty with some chocolate and nuts but itís a little watery. Thin bodied. For a Brown Ale this is decent but nothing special.
Tejas (866) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much head which is always a little disappointing. Nice roasty flavors. A tad fruity too. A good brown ale but could be better with more body. Seemed to lean towards the thin side. Pretty sweet too. Reminded me of a porter.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thumbs up from me. A good brown ale with an interesting aftertaste. I will have to evaluate this beer some more...
bigbeerguy (9) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was just OK. I guess I was expecting more form an Austin Brewery and also an ALE. It had a good color, good head, good hops and a good flavor (a little thin), and overall just good. I donít have a lot to say about this beer, bad or good..... it was just ok for me. Tap was much better then the bottle. The bottles I bought had many caps that had failed or were leaking beer some how........ Purchased at the Whole Foods downtown Austin.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Looks exactly like Dr. Pepper-brown body with a ring of bubbles. Nose-roasty and nice. Taste-slightly thin, lactic, roasty, smokey. Tastes like a very thin porter. The roast/smoke notes are very well done and come together nicely. Very drinkable with a lingering finish.