skinnycheeks (31) - - APR 26, 2014
BEEEDLY BODELY. This is an old log that I’m filling in so I do not remember the specifics of the tasting. drjay44 (3712) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thin, but well retained, tiny bubbled light beige head, with some lacing, over a dark ruby brown (SRM 24) body......nose is roasted malts, with melanoidin tones (cocoa, more dominant chocolate, light coffee), light cereal, minimal esters, minimal hops.....taste is sweet to start, with cocoa, chocolate, dominating in the roasted malts, slight coffee tones, no dried fruits, light maple syrup tones, leading to a light simple bitter finish......mouth feel, body light of medium, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low, finish soft with minimal acid. This is a relatively simple Imperial Stout, dominated by sweetness and the roasted malts. The hops are somewhat underrepresented, and there is little of the depth of malt complexity represented by dried fruit, umami. Also given the malt bill the body is really off. The creaminess of oats, and the thicker mouth feel of wheat are not there. All those complaints made, this is not an awful beer, and is technically well made. It is just not a particularly good Imperial Stout. Rework the hop bill, add more oats to the malts, and consider a change of yeast. Finally, aging it a red wine barrel might correct everything. Experimentation is in order. BJCP 7/3/13/3/6 Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
At the Big Texas Beer Fest on 4/5/2014. Draft pours black with thin layer of cream head. Aroma is cocoa, malty, spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is raw maltiness, thin malt flavor with a little bit of a strange rancid edge to it. deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a near black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark grains and a hint of syrup backing. Flavor more chocolate coming through with roasted malts some dark grain and a hint of syrupy. wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
From errl in a trade-thanks, Chris. Deep black, with translucent brown edges. Dark coffee and roasted malt nose, bit of alcohol, bakers cocoa. Round palate, but a bit thin. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Nice stout, a bit hot.
Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Tap at C&G. Dark brown color with a reddish hue. Light ring of tan head. Aroma is roasty, dark malts, chocolate and vanilla notes. Flavor is dark malts, chocolate, roasted notes, light roasted finish. Awesome.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Rated regular and coffee versions. Coffee is easily better. Malts and roast in the taste and smell. The look is dark, black in color, and a decent head. mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Deep brown/black, khaki head. Nose is sweet, malts, honey, and vanilla. Easy palate, honey, sweet, chewy, nice finish. jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Rated at Big Texas Beer Fest, April 2013 - Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, booze, and roasted malts. rougeau13 (3015) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Near black with a big tan head. Roast and chocolate aroma. Roasted and mildly bitter taste. Pretty full bodied.