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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Deep, dark color - hints of chocolate and coffee on the nose, and a full, rich satisfying long finish, make this the perfect beer for hearty dishes; stews; chilis, wild game gumbo and other full flavored, hearty dishes. It is made with the four classic ingredients: barley, American hops, yeast, and pure Texas Hill Country water. It is a celebration of beer the way it was made 100 years ago.

Hiero's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Somewhat bland taste. The medium body and the smokey finish is what saves it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
12 ounce bottle thanks to Secret Santa crajun! Dark brown, thin foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of caramel, raisin and toasted malt. The taste is chocolate, nuts, grain. Herbal hops. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1205) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Poured brown with mahagony edges, semi course beige head. Nutty aroma, roasted almonds and such. Tasted exactly as expected, light coffee, nuts, some cocoa with a hint of hop bitterness easing into the finish...straight forward, not complex, but not at all bad. Perfect for a cool Texas night with a stew or venison chili indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2792) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottled. Brownish pour. Your standard bready malts and light hops. Pretty decent take.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (596) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown thin off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is mild sweet closer to a dark chocolate than milk chocolate. Had a medium level of bitterness in the finish of this medium bodied beer. Well balanced overall and pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2306) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Very dark brown with a bubbly gray head. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts with a hint of coffee. Taste is roasty and very lightly sweet. Light-medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1112) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Dark amber pour, thin tan head. Nose is caramelized grain. Bittersweet. Middle is black malt, sweet molasses, medium mouth feel. Finish is still lightly sweet. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Schertz, Tx.- H.E.B. grocery store - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, decently thick khaki colored head. Aroma has some light chocolate accents, a bit of nuttiness. Flavor had some nice light chocolate undertones, some nuttiness, just a hint of earthy topsoil. Thick enough mouthfeel. Pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (523) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2015
It poured a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt. The flavor is chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Can at trailer. Black body with tan foam. Medium roast, nutty, toast, mild vegetal aromas. Medium bodied. Dry, lagered black malt flavors with dry chocolate, dusty, dirt, herbs____good example of the style

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tapthis (212) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Strong taste of nuts with an aftertaste of toast. Pours a dark brown with little carbonation and lacing. Leaves a grassy aftertaste.

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