degbert (1520) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2011 Bottle. This is a rerate of the 2011 release. Pours a medium red-brown with a cream head. Might have a little chill haze. Nose is black cherries and toast. Drinks rich and bitter -- notes of black tea and cherry, finishing with a clean hops bite. Finish lingers and turns a little espresso-bitter at the end. I still like this beer.
Petethegod (1) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Phoenix Double ESB (Extra Special Bitter) from Real Ale is a beer with awesome packaging and a great taste to boot. I took a gamble buying it and it was well worth the purchase. If you like other brews from Real Ale, you will not be disappointed with this one.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Clear dark ruby pour with a soapy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, nutty and malty. Flavor is pretzels, bitter and plenty astringent.
blutt59 (6356) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, golden brown with slight head, mice malty bitter aroma, flavor shows lots of promise but gets alittle
cloying and bitter, nice finish
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on cask at ginger man plano with mar. poured a very nice looking gold with an off white head. aroma was awesome with grapefruit, fruity, and spruce. flavor was grapefruit, grass, pine, and caramel. body was slick with no carbonation.
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on cask at gingerman Plano. deep amber with a smooth cream head. bready nose, along with some light smoke. very nice on the palate, thick bready malt flavor with a light roasted finish.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at flying Saucer. Pours a dark amber with a large tan head. This one was too cold and could not pick up much aroma. What I did get was malt. Taste was roast malt, nut and grain. Mouthfeel had a slight bitterness to it.
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask) Cloudy rust color, creamy head. Thick feeling. Small hops flavor but also brings sweet flavors as well. Bitters on the finish but flavors still stand stand strong. Nice.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 (draught) lovely copper color with off white had and lots of lace. Aroma of floral hop, toffee malt and vanilla. Flavor is grassy hops caramel malt. Great body. Lovely ale.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Creamy tan head over a clear auburn body. Great lace and retention. Aroma is fruity and slightly hoppy with toffee notes, leather and vanilla. Taste is oddly fruity, I can’t place it, but I think it is similar to fruit roll ups. Also toffee and coffee. Vanilla and a few currants. Watery mouth. Light bubbles.