alcaponejunior (363) - Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well Iím pretty happy with this beer already. Iím not a big fan of wee heavy / Scotch ales, but several people said I should still try this one anyway. So I picked up a bomber and gave it a try. I have liked the two other beers I have tried from this brewery so far, so it was worth a try.
Appearance is good, a good light brown head caps a somewhat amber-brown to almost red and pretty much clear beer.
Aroma is about what I expect from this style, heavy malts along with brown sugar, molasses and dark fruity notes. The flavor fits this profile too. Sweetness is medium and notable, Thereís not a lot of outright hoppy flavors, but thereís a pretty good bitterness thatís plenty noticeable, and IMO balances it out better than some Scotch ales Iíve tried.
Body is medium and slick, with a sweet, malty base and a brown sugar finish. Itís actually pretty enjoyable, and Iím going to give it a good rating. For me, this isnít a style Iím real fond of, so if this beer is this tasty to me, it must be good! I think it fits the style pretty well, although this beer probably overlaps with barleywine quite a bit (itís kind of like a pretty sweet and not hoppy barleywine thatís bittered for balancing bitterness only, not for a huge hops profile).
Beergeek23322 (530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aromas of dried fruit, roasted malt and brown sugar. Great mouth feel, semi-sweet taste and finish. Very good beer.
Beerenberger (824) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of figs, and malts, combined with notes of vanilla. A dark brown pour with ruby highlights and a foamy, mostly lasting tan head and spotty lacing. The taste is minimally sweet. Pleasing so. Roasted malts, smoke, nuttiness, fruit greet the pallet. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an extremely tasty brew with lots going on. Well done, Big Beer!
TwinBeer (57) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good beer from a new local brewery. Pours clear medium brown with a light beige head. Aroma is malty, smokey, leather, and carmel. Taste is smooth, sweet but not to much and hints of chocolate and nice malt background. Over all a pretty good beer thats leaves your palate wanting more and nice bitterness to finish it off. I really like where this brewery is going.
wavyarmedman (2) - - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In a Jester King glass from a 22 oz bottle. Very robust flavor, but smooth mouthfeel. Not boozy. Color is a appealing dark brown. Glad to see this brewery taking off.
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TizzleJizzle (420) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of roxtersoxter. Poured a bad ass unfiltered maroon-brown color with a beautiful frothy tan top, Very sweet malts, caramel, with a smooth boozy finish. creamy, fizzy on the palate.
roxtersoxter (130) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown/black out of bottle with lots of carbonation. Malty chocolate flavor and very smooth and sweet taste. Very good beer!
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degbert (810) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a red tinge -- the head is great, tall and sticky with copious lace. Nose is smoke, fig, and malt. Big and sweet up front, but the treacle has a barbecue edge on the mid-palate. Finishes cigar-like. I want some to age. Excellent.
dfinney23 (1046) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a bit of off-white head. Caramel and ash, in a good way. Is there a Texas small beer Brewery?
SudsMcDuff (4925) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle .. . pours a very dark black brown .. decent foam .. . an interesting take on the style, quite bold with a good deal of tar chewiness .. . light finish .. . pretty good, happy to see this brewery going in this direction .. . .
I like that book.
Oh, haveóhave you read it?
Oh, yeah. Yeah, twice I read it. Um, once in the original and then in the paperback. Really relate to the character of, um, Jonathan. Thought he was great.
The serial killer...?