Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee, with some maple, whiskey and oak notes mixed in. This smells just like I expected it to, a nut brown ale with a lot of barrel-aged notes.
The flavor is similar to the aroma. I get a lot of toffee and oaked notes, as well as some nice maple notes. The alcohol is fairly well hidden and the beer is easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mmmbeer (1202) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Small snifter glass at the joint- served a very darkened brown color, no head. Aroma of pinenuts and caramel... ok. Hits the mouth with an uneven medium body, malt does have some caramel in it, but not to my liking for the style, sharp alcohol sensation in the middle, finish is cloying and complete. Although I just may have made it sound good, it really wasnít, kind of a letdown.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin watery appearance. Dark brown ale. Very little head but the carbonation makes sure a thin film is always present. The aroma is smooth and malty with a little maple and pecan. The taste is full and satisfying. Its mellow and dark with a smooth malt flavor that finishes with a nice bite.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter at the brewpub. Evidently a whiskey barrel-aged brown ale. Itís clear and red-brown in color, with a very small head. Nose is fruity, like plum or even pear, and with a medium malt presence. The whiskey and barrel woodiness show up in the aroma a little, too. Flavor is definitely dominated by malt, but itís not too heavy. Thereís just a little bite of the whiskey flavor. Fairly well-balanced overall, but a little light on both the malt and the whiskey flavors.