kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
nutty alcohol aroma, dark brown color. Very nutty sweet malt, almost burnt taste. Not my favorite.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this beer was one of the better TX craft beers Iíve had. It was a really nice brown ale with lots of caramel and roasty ("burned pizza crust") flavor.
This beer poured a rather flat-looking reddish-brown into a pint glass. The head materialized rather late after Iíd poured the beer. Aroma was pretty nice; a lot of brown sugar caramel-ness. Flavor was also good - a nice blend of caramel and burnt roastiness. I thought this beer had a lot more flavor than many other brown ales Iíve had. Mouthfeel was a bit boring and thin, but not bad. Iíd have this again.
jsquire (4143) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garnet red beer against the light with a thin light greenish head and a dusty chocolate nose. Burnt coffee, dark chocolate, some ash and caramel sweetness. Decent for a brown ale.
hopdog (11485) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!). Poured a deeper and cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes of roast, chocolate, nuts, and had a light coffee bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, and caramel with a dry finish.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/ruby color with a very bubbly off-white that disappeared quickly. Aroma is chocolatey and nutty with a little roasted character, too. Tastes nice and chocolatey with a roasted cofee flavor as well... very nice. Nice aftertaste where the roasted flavor comes out more strongly. Would love to have this one on tap.
12 oz. bottle.
pants678 (13) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I couldnít get a good head going on this one, mustíve been a bad pour. Anyways, smells potently of coffee and a strong but not over powering chocolate taste (the carbonation combines with it nicely). The bodyís not too heavy, I could easily have more than one in a sitting.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of lb4lb. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of dough, some sweet malt. Taste is of chocolate and sugar with some dryness. On the boring side of the brown ale spectrum.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with dark malty aroma.
This is a great brew. I am really impressed with this one. I was not expecting much from these guys, but this is great.
ilovedarkbeer (2711) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thick khaki head. Smells like coffee grounds. Tastes like water and hints of coffee grounds and rosated malt. Not good dont buy very weak. Kind of tastes like dirt.