bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours really dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Rich, nutty dark roast malt aroma. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is nutty, smokey, dark malt. Seems to be some hop bitter as well. Not at all sweet. Grabs at the finish - strong flavors. Just excellent.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma of malt, a little chocolate, faint toffee and caramel, small hop presence. Flavor is exactly the same. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, itís a nice beer. I wish there was some peaty smokiness to it.
Mora2000 (5359) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the brewery during July 2009. Pours a darker brown with a creamy head. Smells of malt with a little smoke. Taste is sweet malt with some peat and smoke. This is not a very heavy beer and is very drinkable for a scotch ale. This is the only time I ever saw this beer, but I would drink it again if it became a seasonal or year-round offering.
kidmartinek (3320) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, dark... Almst black. The off white head doesnít come to the party. Rasted malt aroma. Slightly nutty. A little honey and molasses sweetness. Coffee undertones. Cocoa finish. Big balls in cowtown!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, thanks to mar and eric for the headsup, dark brown with tight creamy foam, aroma and
flavors of nutty chocolate with a slight whiskey taste on the finish
mar (4664) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on cask at the gingerman in Plano with ericandersnavy. deep brown with Ruby hints cream head. nose is rich malts, light smoke and peat. nice on the palate with a peaty smoke flavor and some caramel fruits.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at ginger man plano. poured dark amber and ruby with a beige head. aroma was caramel and dark fruit. flavor much the same. body was was heavy and slick with little to no carbonation.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Malty floral aroma. Small white head. Bronze coloured rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a crisp and slightly dry lasting malt finish.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bottle. Dark ruby brown pour with tiny tan head. Nose is caramel, smoke, earth, light BBQ, licorice. Flavor is BBQ, brown sugar, plums, medium roast, and light to medium earth. Full mouthfeel.
Original: On tap. Dark reddish brown pour. Aroma is meaty, malt. Flavor is smoky, woody, brown sugar. Quite smoky. 7/4/7/3/15
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I loved this. I canít decide whether I like this or the Belhaven better. I had them back to back and I still canít decide. This beer leaves a fantastic taste in your mouth for literal minutes after each sip. Apparently Iím a Rahr fanboy now.