Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On firkin tap at the brewery. Hazy pour with little to no head. Aroma is mostly wood and spice with some caramel. Taste is more spices, wood, and wood.
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Notes 9/21/12:
Served from a firkin into a pint glass at The San Antonio Flying Saucer.
A: Dark reddish-brown. Hazy, with a miniscule head that fades instantly.
S: Whiskey and oak from the barrel are strongest. Toffee, caramel, grassy hops are in the background from the base beer.
T: Sweet whiskey and oak are dominant. Base beer is subdued. Toffee and hops are in the finish with a lingering dryness from the oak.
M: Thick and creamy with lower carbonation than the original gravel road.
O: Really glad I sought this one out. The barrel treatment along with the firkin really enhanced the base beer into a nice treat.
djd07 (2535) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Meddlesome Moth. Pours a murky brown with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is Oak and fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a strong oak flavor and alcohol burn in the finish. A decent variation of the Gravel road.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) Cloudy orange brown, soapy clear bubbles on the edge. Nose of pencil eraser, oak. Light fruit, bit funky. Taste of wood esters, alcohol, rough around the edges and very woody. Body like apple cider. Not very good. Thinking Rahr should stick to their core offerings.