cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin brown ... thin tan head ... sweet suger fruit roast ... deep fruits nose... little fruity ... dry malts ... sweet malts ... juicy fruits ... sugers again ... list roast
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of TCUfroggie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, golden raisins, caramel, and light butterscotch. Flavor of nuts, caramel, raisins, subtle chocolate, and toasted grain.
brokensail (10608) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a dark amber color with an off-white head. Lots of toffee and bread malt aromas with a touch of toast. There is a bit of a nuttiness in the background. Tastes much like it smells. Sweet bread and toffee with a hint of brown sugar. A nice nuttiness and perhaps even a hint of vanilla. It’s also a bit toasty with a mild fruitiness. Not bad at all.
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed orange-brown hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are nutty, husky, spicy, herbal, and hoppy. Mild caramel, cereal grain and a bit astringent smelling. Flavors are nutty, biscuity and clean yeast wise. Some caramel, earthy with a hint of DMS. Medium bubbles. Not repeatable.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from my buddy Bryan in Houston- thanks, Bryan! Pours a clear copper with a small eggshell colored head and some visible yeast sediment in the glass. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, nuts, toast, straw, and mild spice. Flavor of caramel and toasted malts, brown sugar, straw, grass, spice, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Not bad.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap, medium brown color with no foam, roast caramel aroma with nice nutty flavors of malt and some chocolate, finish can be a little metallic
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650ml bottle from D&Q .. Pours a dead murky brown .. no foam at all .. . aroma of old brown sugar .. . light mouth, goes down easy enough .. . meow, hi .. . an alright bock, but at 8-9 bucks a bottle, what a rip off for such a mediocre brew .. . another big step back from rahr .. . . I hope, when they die, cartoon characters have to answer for their sins..
Braudog (5578) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Fort Worth Saucer. Dark, dark red with just a thin head. Rich and roasty with a little bit of an alcoholic kick. Caution. (#4340, 10/12/2011)
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth.
The beer pours a medium brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of caramel and toffee malt with a little bit of dark fruit mixed in. There is also a little bit of alcohol in the aroma.
The flavor is also pretty good. I get a lot of toasted malt, with some caramel and toffee mixed in. There is a little bit of chocolate and some pecan and hazelnut notes.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5484) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(22oz bomber thanks to TCUfroggie) clear light amber with creamy tan bubbles. Nose of raisins, chocolate wafers, and cream. Taste of watery grain, umami, peppercorns, chocolate, unsweet, herbal, anise, not good. Stewed tomatoes too. Lots going on, but doesn’t go well together.