Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Draught House in Austin.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the smoke with some chocolate and roasted malt mixed in. The flavor is more of the same, with the mesquite smoke really standing out. The other flavors, chocolate and roasted/burnt malt, really compliment the smoke and prevent the beer from being overly smoky and hard to drink. Creamy, medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I love smoke beers and this one didnít disappoint.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Good smoke character with light chocolate notes. Black with a thin but steady brown head, good lacing. Well-balanced with a very clean smokiness, chocolate and caramel sweetnesses. Smoke lingers in the aftertaste but never acrid. Thick, smooth palate. Very well-done.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color/ tan head. Nice chocolate, mesquite smoke, dark fruit, coffee aromas. smooth medium body. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, dark roast coffee, smoke flavors- pretty good smoke brew. @ San Antonio Saucer
mmmbeer (1154) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 oz. sample at the Co-op- served a solid BLACK color, creamy tan head . Aroma of a charred malt, smoke, and hate. Hits the mouth with a hearty medium body, malt was burned to hell and, from the taste, it loved every minute of it, middle has a meaty feel with some wood in the background, finish has a tiny amount of heat to it intertwined with dark chocolate. Now thatís a goddamn beer!!!
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at freetail. poured black with a cream head. nose is sweet smoke, roasted malts, and more smoke. heavy smoke, roasted malts, and chocolate for the flavors, shouldíve grabbed a growler.
kidmartinek (2453) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black liquid, off-white head. Oatmeal and grain aroma. Chalky mouthfeel. Thick body. Tastes like a heavy porter with dark malts and cocoa. The smoking is light.
djd07 (2318) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy tan head that lasts awhile leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a roasted coffee, pepper, and mesquite. Medium mouthfeel with roast and chocolate and nice dry finish. Easy to drink, a good smoked porter from Ranger Creek,
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Houston Flying Saucer. Solid black and cloudy with a bubbly medium-tan head and some nice lacing. The nose is a little smoky with light meaty tones alongside chocolate. Flavor opens with sweet caramel and chocolate, then shifts into a sort of porky smokiness. Medium-sweet overall with a solid body. The mesquite is definitely an interesting change of pace from normal smoked beers, and it works very well with this malt profile. Definitely not too smoky or bacony - this seems to be a fine-tuned recipe.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery during their grand opening. Poured a near black body with mahogany highlights. Bubbly tan head with sticky legs. Aromas of smoked malts, meaty, roasty, fresh coffee and bakerís cocoa. Flavors are similar to the nose and add bittersweet chocolate, fresher coffee and a long bitter finish. Active, soft carbonation thatís both medium/full and slick at the same time. Should be great with a big íol plate of brisket at Rudyís.
SudsMcDuff (4676) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
mmm, aroma is goood!! like sucking on the exhaust of an oil spewing Trabant.. . high roast level, lip smacking with oil notes, a touch of spicey smoke, tar and very light espresso .. nice balance .. smooth fun beer but as a smokehead- would have liked a more sweet smoke! .. but a great beer from this brand spanking new brewery!.. . No its not melissa! its my brother!!