Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rudyardz. Reddish brown with small head that disappears. Good hopped nose with baked malts. Good malt flavor with well integrated hops and a great bitter finish. Nice.
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark brown pour. Head was tanish white, that disolved quickly. Had a strong alcohol and malt aroma. Has a malty, fruit, alcohol flavor. Has a nice bite at the end. Good drinker.
jzzbassman (1362) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a dark brown with a creamy tan head that stuck around. Alcohol was disguised in the nose and the taste, and this was all about the caramel flavors, with a crisp hoppiness in the end. Well done.
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gingerman. Ruddy brown with a tight head. Makes me thirsty. Alcohol is well hidden and malts are blanketed with bitterness. I was surprised to read that it was dry hopped. I just donít detect the floral notes. A exceptional offering from the good folks in Blanco.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy, reddish brown with a fat fine bubbled head. Hoppy cake like aroma with a hint of cheese. Sweet, cookie and malt flavor with some musty hops. Well balanced but the stale hop flavors detract.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark hazy copper color. Smells of very clean, floral hops, and a rich sweetness. Hop bitterness is dominant in the flavor, but there is some roastyness and a bit of chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel was rich and satisfying. The cask version of this was bad ass, but im just rating the standard version here. Overall, a great beer that I will drink much more of.
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Falling Rock, Houston
Pours a cloudy brown with nice lacing. Aroma is sweet nut. Flavor is a nutty IPA. Palate coats. Another stellar effort from Real Ale.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 Draught. Very nice almandine body with a half inch dense/foamy head. Nose-very clean sanitized smell backed up with some aroma hops. Taste-medium bitter in the middle, medium alcohol, papery, a very odd flavor that I canít quite put my finger on that I can only dexibe as lightly charred wood and paper. Reminds me of burnt grapefruit. A def. burnt fruit taste. Perfect bitterness, good malts an sweetness, but damn-that odd taste reminds me of staleness. Good lacing.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Very full body with nice mouthfeel. A little too much hops for me for an ESB. Alcohol well hidden.
Tejas (800) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught > Flying Saucer. Like all Real Ale beers, this is good & plenty drinkable but not great. Good representation of the style but seems to be missing somewhere. Maybe more body? Seems sort of thin to me. Iíll try it again though.