dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
On tap @ Cedar Creek. Pours clear brown with almost no head. Nutty, slightly sweet aroma and flavor. crajun (1273) - , Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
six pack from buddy who went to Houston. pours dark brown with med head; nice pour. aroma has a slight nuttiness. taste was two different beers. first few sips were spicy and over carbonated. middle and end turned ver bland with a complete lack of flavor - will try again kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Date: May 28, 2010
Source: Tasting, Bhalter Summersalter
Appearance: clear brown, fine grey head, drippy lace
Aroma: light chocolate aroma, touch of earthyness
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, just a touch of sweetness, drying earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: ** /4
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Kenny. Dark brown and cloudy wifh a nice off white head. This is malty with some soft hops. Very gentle fruit and a bitbof ginger. Not bad but just ok. Roonai (319) - - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at flying saucer Houston. P is a pretty ruby brown w minimal head. Taste is roasty malt with chocolate. Not too intriguing to me but an easy drink that satsfies the palate.
deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer Houston. Pours a clear brown with an amber hue and a tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and dark grain with a hint of hay. Flavor is similar with notes of bread and grain, with a bit of sweetness in the finish. Uninspiring. Tdragon (2) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 9, 2011 does not count
Beautiful dark brown color, with a hint of redness when poured into the glass. It didn’t generate much of a head, but what WAS there stuck for a while. Actually, just a bit through the whole experience. Moderate dark aroma that reminded me of the pub I visited in Austin. Very nice. A slight burnt and toasted taste that’s not too overbearing. Just right in fact. Great texture and it didn’t feel like I was drinking a soda or alkaseltzer with fizzyness. No over carbonation. For a darker beer, this one has a great taste and goes down easy, but maintains a feel of a full beer. I didn’t detect any bitterness. Awesome flavor and great beer from start to finish. I think I just found my favorite. Highly recommended!! Great job. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, scarlet-brown colored body with a finger-width, foamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nutty caramels and a light cocoa. Some light roasts and a touch of earth. Flavor is better. More of the nutty caramels up front with a light fruity sweetness and some cocoa. Some roasts blend nicely to balance along with a light earth. Finishes smooth, clean, and dry with a nice balance of all the flavors while leaving a light, roasty bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking, well made brown ale. Nice nutty caramel and cocoa along with a balancing roast. Not bad. bisonkron (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2011 does not count
Appearance - The beer looked great, a little lighter than your average brown ale. Poured a great head that stuck around till the end. It was not cloudy. Carbonation was a little low but ok. The appearance got me excited to drink it.
Smell - smells that stuck out to me; slightly smokey, and a hint of nuttyness.
the taste mirrored the smell except slightly weaker. I found drinking straight out of the bottle to yield the most taste.
Carbonation was adequate. the body was light and somewhat watery.
Drinkability - Easy to drink, but I would not have another.
Glass: Pint Glass
Serving type: bottle rougeau13 (3276) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
The darkest brown ale I’ve ever had to date. Looks like a thin Guinness, and smells like one too. Flavor of roasted nuts, like a Guinness.... Basically, its a good beer that’s not quite a Guinness