kidmartinek (2447) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like murky water. Small white ring head. Carmel toffee aroma. Tons of toffee flavor and oaky malt. Smooth body. Rich flavor. Mild presentation. No sign of the 10%. Damn fi.e.
rougeau13 (1592) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange-amber with a small off-whitish head. Sweet and a little tart fruity aroma with some wood. Tastes of sweet fruit and malts. Solid brew.
Errl (563) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 10/8/12..Pour is a hazy brown with A off white head..Nose is spice,nutmeg,caramel,fresh oak,fig,leather..Taste is oak, spicy hops,cinmamon, vanilla,caramel,peanut brittle..Palate is vanilla,caramel and dry oak. I couldnt pick up any of the soured notes some raters got
jhamp9 (752) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown/orange color with an off head of fine bubbles. Aroma is sweet toffee, herbal, dates, and wood. Taste is sweet sticky dates, some spicy hops, a bit of tart fruit, and a little bready. A little more carbonation than most barley wines, but really good. Really enjoyable.
SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with beige head. Aroma is interesting? white grape, some farmhouse, pepper. Favor is much the same with a nice spicines, earthy, herbal, malty and some sweetness. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overal, seems like a farmhouse barleywine, I enjoyed.
Dixonian (1470) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish amber pour, very little head. Nose of oak, vanilla, dark fruit, and tartness. Flavor is slightly soured with spices, toffee, caramel, fruits, and wood.
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ranger Creek Small Batch #3
A- Pour a hazy reddish brown with a huge 3-4 finger off white chunky head. Looks great.
S- interestingly enough, this smells like a sour beer. Getting a lot of sour funk, barnyard, and fruit.
T- so, not sour at all. No funk. A slight touch of red fruit up front followed by good amounts of toffee and caramel. The finish is very biscuity and has a big buttered popcorn flavor. It's not off putting, but still not expected.
M- this is a full, creamy, buttery beer with a good amount of carbonation. Sticky and coats the tongue well.
O- not a bad beer. This is my least favorite of the three Small Batches. The buttery flavor is slightly out of place. The smell doesn't match the flavor in the least. I did notice that the warmer the beer gets, the more fruit flavors come out and the buttered popcorn fades away a bit. It's a very malty Barleywine. Good for cold weather.
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have enjoyed the small batch series so far ... pours a deep eggplant .. . mild pillow head, lacing is ace .. . chewy .. deep sugar, sweet tar, and deep soft fruit .. . not bad, maybe a bit muddled but tasty for the most part .. . . iím going as a golf ball for next halloween..
pushkinwow (1337) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from a locals trade. Slightly murky amber with a billowing off white head. Slightly fermented peach juice, grass, some candied Belgian sugars and yeast, oak notes, banana, slight wheat. High carbonation, moderate body, lots of fruit with some alcohol, vanilla, somewhat sweet and more alcohol on the finish with a bit of a bite. Wish I had another bottle or two of this to see how it aged but at 3 months its an interesting beer.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy amber with a cream head. nose is wood, lightly tart, rich malts, dried fruits, and sticky. smooth on the palate, sticky malts, chewy, sweet, wood, and a nice finish.