Aurelius (5332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Buttery, diacetyl, a bit like a bohemian pilsener in that respect. Grainy, astringent and a little fruity. Disntinctly pruney at times, woody at others. Some straw. Nicely bittered, great with food, bronze and clear. Cherry biscuit finish. I really liked this a lot -- didn’t know what style it was, but I would have guessed that it was alt. Live Oak is a new fave brewer. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
A better-than-average amber, Big Bark has a sweet malty finish to complement the tangy hops. Not a bad beer- very drinkable. jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Tap at Flying Saucer. Nothing to get excited about. Did have some malty aroma, but the taste was flat. johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2005
On tap. Poured dark amber, medium fairly lasting head. Notable bready aroma. Somewhat sweet. Very drinkable but unremarkable. PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin, Tx. No apparent aroma, medium copper color with a thin light off white head. Has a little bit of brief nuttiness, butnot much else going on here. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Compared to others I have had from Live Oak - it appears that they just phoned this one in.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Poured light reddish brown with medium off white head...smell was sweet and nutty...taste was a little thin and caramel sweet with a nice rich nutty finish...interesting... bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
(Draught) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, brown sugar, and sweet malt. Similar flavor with some nuts. Somewhat sticky palate. Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Iâ€™m really surprised this has such a low rating. I thought it was a fantastic amber. I guess I’ll have to try it again to verify my ranking. IMO, another fine brew by Live Oak. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2004
(draft) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, Tettnang(?). Taste is medium sweet, caramel, Tettnang, some earthy. Light-medium body, bit of stickiness. Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Draught at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Houston, Texas.
Fine head, clear light amber body. Sweet brown sugary aroma. Sweet caramelly and brown sugary flavor. OK, but ordinary.