Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at my cellar temperature, low Sixties, Bonus in trade from a generous Texas trader. Like a Belgium, with a good mix of malts. Alcohol aroma. Pours medium body and significant white head. Yeasty taste, very drinkable indeed. Above average mouthfeel.
Dogbrick (9350) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to legion242 for this one. Pours a pretty reddish-brown with a medium beige head that lasted pretty well. Decent lacing. Sweetly spiced aroma with a hint of malt as well. Very smooth mouthfeel, with flavors of sherry, malt, and spice. Mild alcohol flavor in the finish. A great winter warmer!
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005
Amber coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruit aroma. Lasting malt finish.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, orange red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of spice, slight cinnamon, hints of slight grass in there as well. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, earth, touch of cinnamon, clove in there, lots of caramel, toffee, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.
deyholla (8011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to MaltoMeal. Poured gold with an opaque head. Aroma had notes of spices, sweet malts and a bit of a biscuit note. Flavor was similar to the aroma but the spices were much more subdued and it was sweet throughout.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this beer is a bit underated. Pours with a small, fizzy, light brown head that leaves a bit of lacing. Deep amber body. Aroma of fig, port wine and spices. Malty, chocolate, then spicey, and finally fig or pitted fruit taste. A bit too fizzy for my liking, but a strong showing for a Texas beer.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy fo lowgear.
Pours amber,/orange, thin beige head.
Aroma is malty with some nice spices and brown sugar.
Taste, dry, malty, caramelized sugar, some spices; cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Some pine hops with the spices not overly present.
Finish leans on a light hops with touch of pear/spives, balanced out with good caramel, toffee.
Seemed to alternate between the bitter and sweet.
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to David! Poured clear autumnal orange with a light ring and a dusting of white head. Aroma picked up toasty caramel and English toffee along with some alcohol and oxidation notes.. became a bit sharp as it warmed up. Flavor picked up some toffee again at the base with moderate floral hoppage and a large, ugly overriding slick alcohol and oxidation presence.. perhaps an old bottle? Slick on the palate, but tacky at times.. left a warm, rather sharp finish. May have to try this again sometime.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fizzy copper color with a sweet caramel malty aroma. Body has a medium hoppiness and a touch of spice. This exhibits good balance and is one of the best Texas beers I have tried.
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of maltomeal. Pours a clear copper color with a large fizzy beige head. The aroma is bready and caramel malt with hints of spice and herbal hops. The flavor is bready, caramel malts, lightly spicy, with more fruit than the nose indicated. Hops are mildly spicy and earthy. Drier finish, medium bodied with good balance. I get increasing warmth from this beer without ever showing any alcohol.