bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoah! A bottle from ericandersnavy. Eat your friggin hearts out on this one. Poured into the SA super glass. Comes out ruby tinged amber with a multifinger foamy beige head. Aroma is pretty much nice malt. Incredibly, fruitily hoppy flavor. Burns in the mouth. Any Englishman who tastes this would likely just curl up his toes. This could be my go to beer. Bet it would be, if I lived in Texas. It’s not harsh, just incredibly, smoothly, fruitily hoppy. Oh to live in Blanco. Maybe not though. Might be too far from an international airport. But if I was drivin’ through Blanco, I’d be packing back a whole bunch of this. Drink this, and your tongue will not pass into the corruption of death. Was that over the top? So is this ale!
6ROW (411) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red pour with a dense persistent tan head. big hop taste up front follwed by a sweet roasted malt taste. sweeter as is warms
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice brown translucence, with a lattice-work type foam on top. Bitter, nutty, malty, smoky taste. Slightly watery though. Kind of like a bitter brown, but not that great. Reminds me a little of the Duck-Rabbit Brown, only not as good.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 Bottle from Thirdeye11. Deep red pour with a nice head. Aroma is bread, hops, toffee, and oats. Flavor is honey, toffee, spinach?, malts, and raisins.
EDIT: I would leave the same score, but note a definite earthy hop and a little spiciness.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber. Good head. Good lacing. Straw aroma. Taste of caramel, malt, and hops and then a bitter hoppy finish.
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to BA zdk9) Pours clear amber with oily bubbles on top. Nose of chlorine, honey, alcohol, apple and pears. Taste of earth, bitter grapefruit with a creamy finish.
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this beer pours a deep copper with a thin white head that diasipates quickly. the aromas are fruit, malt and nut. the flavors are figs, nut and malty sweetness. I really liked this one! cheers!
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber, nearly copper color with a small white head. Sweet malty aroma, with some dried fruit and toffee. Taste is a little bitter but mostly sweet malts. The finish is a little dry, but this is not what I was expecting.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Whole Foods. Dark amber body with a slight tan head (that recedes fairly quickly). Malty, toffee aromas combined with bready goodness. Tastes of toffee, caramel, roasted malts and raisin. Thin to medium mouthfeel with a slight to moderate bitter finish. Not as smooth as I would have hoped.
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copperish color with a white head. The aroma is hops with some toffee and biscuit malt. The flavor is earthy hops along with caramel malt and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Another good seasonal beer from Real Ale that was recently released in bottles for the first time.