SudsMcDuff (4994) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my favourite texan samplers... Looks similair to coca-cola, no real head, little lacing... SoLiD taste! crisp!! Refreshing!! syrup like smell, a WINNER!!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is deep dark brown with a thin bright tan head...smell is mild chocolate with some caramel and molasses notes along with something piney...taste is sweet with molasses and nuts, but overall very sweet...finish is overly sweet and a tad bit sour...
KAggie97 (3533) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice nutty, roasted malt flavor. Palate is slippery. Iíd love to say more, but this was one of the last beers I had at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival, so come to your own conclusions...
texasbeerlover (9) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Finally a brown ale that is brown. Great choocolate notes that finish smokyíroasty. Medium bodied, not too heavy, ends up being very drinkable. No aftertaste, which is nice. This is a beer everybody can like.
fly (1370) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seem to be odd man out on this one, but not too surprising as Iím not a big fan of brown ales. Was FAR TOO SWEET for my taste and had little backing it up beyond that. Sticky and sweet. Will try again and alter rating if I see fit.
AceOfHearts (1375) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Off-white head, dark color with mahogany edges. Somewhat complex aroma of cocoa, dark malts, and random hints of sherry Good followthrough into the somewhat sweet taste and lasting finish. Canít wait to have more from this new brewer.
captspastic (20) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Bootlegger Ale is a stout beer. Full, rich flavor, and a bit of a sweet aftertaste. The body and consistenct and overall complexity makes it a beer that is not TOO heavy, but packed full of flavor.
PorterPounder (4633) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Rerate Solid chocolate and coffee flavor really present themselves this time around - better the second time around Original 3.4 Had on tap at Lovejoyís in Austin - labeled as "Bootlegger Brown Ale" (will submit correction here in a minute). Dark brown pour with a frothy,mocha colored head, good lacing. Faint aroma of chocolate. Flavor has some pleasant chocolate notes as well well some nutty notes in the back end. Quite pleasamt. Fairly thick mouthfeel. Good session possibilities. Iíll keep my eye out for this brewer while in Austin.
mrhooha (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this beer. A little too sweet at first, maybe, but pretty nice chocolatey flavor at the finish. Body is decently thick, maybe a little more than I expected from a brown ale, but I liked that.
richbeir (15) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light tan head, with a slight mellow malty aroma. Initial light bitter/sweet taste, finishing with a smooth deep coco flavor. Excellent complimenting of flavors that makes this a very easy drinking brown ale, without being heavy or overbearing. This beer should do especially well in the mild winters of south Texas.