scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2006
Deep golden amber, creamy white head. Interesting nose of spiced orange peel, dried fruits, and hints of lime zest. Flavor basically was the same. Weird combination of flavors that just didn’t work well for me. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dried fruit finish. Not terrible, just not a fan... grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Excellent beer. Copperish with a purple haze around the edges. Frothy, loose carbonation. Nose is all honey and lavender. Carbonation is balaced on the nose, maybe slightly over the top but not beer altering. Exceedingly sweet. this could be balanced with a little more herbaciousness. Lavender and thyme especially. Not green enough in my opinion to be legendary but excellent nose regardless. Flavors are excellent as well if not exceedingly sweet as well. Some herbs again, lavender especially. Light malts begin and then are overhelmed with a caramel sweetness. Slight hop ede and mostly carbonation and earthy sweetness in the finish. All in all a pretty good example of the style for a small brewpub in Austin, TX. SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2005
This was one heck of a brew!!! Caramel fudge taste, sweet candy like smell, golden-copper color, Yellow full head that laces well, This brew is solid in flavour, A Winner! KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Pours a nice dark amber that retains a nice head. The aroma is a weak berry scent. This is not a grand cru; it is a wierd coriander and orange mixed drink. HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Pours a medium to light copper color with a nice head a some lacing. Licorice and fruit in the nose. Full bodied with licorice, fruit and spice in the flavor. Very warming. Nice beer but too much licorice for my taste.
PorterPounder (8283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2005
On tap at the brewpub in Austin. Pours a medium copper with a slighlty off-white medium sized head. Aroma has some minty and licorice notes with a bit of maple syrup. Flavor is sweet, with the same mint, maple syrup and licorice notes. Some nuittiness makes its way in there as well. The 10% ABV is noticeable, but not ovepowering or distracting. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. A decent strong ale from a brewpub. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Clear and semi-dark orange color. Spicy flavor, mild overall... with cherries and sugar and bubble gum... sweet sugary nose or red grapes and brown sugar. An interesting try, syrupy finish but ultimately plain. DewBrewer (294) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
On draught. It is a brown pour with a medium head. The aroma is sweet, fruity, flowery with a bit of bubble gum. The flavor is dark malty, sweet, orange, anise, earthy, and has some bitterness. It’s a nice beer.