Mora2000 (5666) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was a bit worried after reading GT2’s review that said it might be infected, but that was not the case with the bottle I had. Thanks to 5000 for sending it my way. Dark amber pour with a white head. The aroma reminds me of the tequila-flavored chocolate made by Dallas chocolatier Dude, Sweet Chocolate (and trust me, that is a good thing). The flavor reminds me of a bit of a piña colada. I get some pineapple and coconut as well as some tequila, lime, chocolate and caramel. Fairly boozy. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Tastes like a combination of The Bruery’s Melange No. 9 and Lost Abbey’s Agave Maria. I loved both of those beers and loved this one. Good job Lost Abbey.
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a tan head..Nose is tequila, caramel, musty, caramel, agave, barrel..Taste is barrel, tequila, oak, agave,
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Bizarre, funky (infected?), savory, meaty/smoky, cocoa powder, Bretty, oaky oude bruin
[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ GCurlow ][ Trade ][ Globe ][ 8.2.14 ]
>> Well well, this beer is truly weird. Deep, hazy sepia pour with Brett powered overcarbonation. Larger tan foam with good lacing. Intense barrel nose with vanilla and tequila- gets intense over time to something like mildew, mezcal smoke, maple, rich chocolate, extreme mustiness. Taste is sour brown/oude bruin, tart, heavily carbonated in palate, Worcestershire, soy, salt, bitter cocoa powder. Not bad. Dry palate, more Bretty than sour, high carbonation, minerally. Savory chocolate....surprisingly good. No funk in the nose surprisingly. Drinkable for abv, huge effervescence. Interesting.
>!< sour, funky, Bretty, overcarbonated, extreme alcohol
TXBadger (1351) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with off-white head. Biscuit, figs, dark fruits, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes a little sweet for me.
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At my place with Taylor, Justin, Kristen, Matt, Jacob, Jen, other Matt. Pours black brown with white head. Aroma is big alcohol, dark musky. Taste is bready, cardboard, nice figgy. Interesting and complex for the style.
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Super deep, murky swamp brown beer with a creamy, ecru foam that lingers on top. Interesting, unique aroma. Lots & lots of raisins coated with toffee, caramel, & butterscotch with a hefty dose of tequila & wood in the periphery. Not sure if I would have guessed tequila without being told, but it’s most certainly tequila; earthy & semi-spicy. Taste also includes a unique combo of tequila soaked raisins, molasses covered prunes, licorice, & burnt caramel, leading to a woody finish with a boozy warmth that crescendos from start to finish. Big, bold body to match the ABV. A unique beer & a good one. I am not a tequila fan at all, but still thought this was fairly solid.
umich03jm (1938) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to pailhead for sharing. Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Medium sized head that fades normally to a fairly thick ring. Aroma is raisins, caramel, and tequila. Taste has moderate to strong sweetness with lots of raisins and dark bread. Some oak comes later with a very noticeable tequila and alcohol taste which is distracting for me. Medium body. Overall, a little to sweet and too much tequila for me but certainly not bad.
Pailhead (4777) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, cola, and faint tequila. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with chocolate, caramel, and cola. The finish has more cola, vanilla, oak, and a touch of tequila. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
JohnGalt1 (480) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buckeyeboy provided this gem tonight... Thanks Jeremy! Pours dark brown with a thin short lasting dark tan head.. decent enough lacing. The aroma is dark malt with a good spicy yeasty phenolic note that combines well with the oak and residual tequila. I doubt my sniffer is good enough to ever identify this as tequila without coaxing, but I dig it nonetheless. Flavor really needs warmth to bloom.. Again, the tequila is there, but doesn’t really get too big, I would appreciate a heavier hand personally.. with warmth, raisin and oak come out.. Agave? I guess. Surprised there is carbonation.
Interesting... Okay... Not really the best beer for a "tasting" there is a lot going on, but it is all really pretty light and never out in the open, this is a "thinker"... but honestly, it is only okay.
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is roast yeast lots of malt and some booze. Taste is pit fruit sweet malts and lots of rich.