Damico (2681) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick dark coffee black in color with a big creamy cocoa head. The aroma brings smoked barbecue sweetness really smooth in the nose. The body is quite creamy but lighter. Flavors bring smoked malts with a peppery ending from the mesquite wood or the hops, not sure. It is definitely present though.
dyetube (1187) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are mesquite, smoked ham, pepper, and roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is slightly watery and dry with a medium body, heavy bitterness and light carbonation. Excellent beer. Cheers!
stephenj007 (112) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well....enjoyed with some triscuits and crumbled blue cheese as the label suggested....Poured a big, root-beer head, which dissipated too soon. One of the darkest Porters I have seen in awhile too.
This brew is much closer to a Rauchbier style in my initial opinion.
Aromas of smoke (imagine that!), western wear store leather ( I am not kidding!), malts that are definitely mesquite roasted, and some molasses and turinado sugar.
Texas campfire smoke tastes are the most noticeable up front.
Yes, a Texas campfire is different from all others too.
No hops presence at all.....all dark, sweet, lager, smoky action happening here.
For such a smoky, heavy brew, the mouthfeel and wash is quite awesome...no linger, no mess-around...just all that good smoke.
Ok friends....so overall I think this is a great "In Yo Face" Texas brew...Go big or go home style....It’s a Texas brew and I like it generally. Not a Porter style in my book, but solid.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer smells like bbq and burning leaves. Very autumnal. Pours dark brown, almost black, with very small head and little lacing. Smooth, tongue-coating mouthfeel with little bitterness. Chocolate, smoke, leather, beef jerky. I wish I had a chopped sandwich with this beer
sjohnny (395) - - SEP 19, 2012
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Too smokey (and I like smokey). Seems like they were trying too hard to make a point. No other body or good porter flavor. I tried to like this and it was just not good.
Labfrogg (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is discusting. Feels like I was sucking on bark and swallowed a horny toad.
aguyintx66 (89) - Nixa, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown almost black with a dark tan head. Aroma of malt and smoke. Powerful smoky taste. Medium body, sticky with bitter long finish.
ozarkspops (368) - - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark brown pour. Not quite black. Medium dark brown head. Sweet smoky aroma. Mesquite smoke is about all I can taste. Sweetness from the malt. I love mesquite BBQ. So BBQ beer works for me.
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Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
APPEARANCE: Pours a dark brown with a short lived tan head and fair lacing. AROMA: Smoked malts, hints of chocolate and roasted coffee. TASTE: The taste is similar - smoked flavor dominates followed by a brunt coffee flavor with a nice subtle, but very present hop bitterness. MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodies and medium carbonation. OVERALL: A strong smoked flavor but not over the top; very drinkable and enjoyable.
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Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of dcschiller. It pours mahogany with a tall rocky tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sort of smoky, sort of dusty and also sort of off-ness. Hmm? The taste is prickly with carbonation giving up roasted malts, molasses, a mild level of smoke and some tartness. It end with dark roasted malts as well as coffee and an odd off-putting tartness.