Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Pour is warm golden with a thin dense off white head...smell is lightly toasty with some grain notes...taste is lightly citrus and bitter in the end but up front some sweet bready and dough notes...fizzy thin body...alcohol incredibly well hidden however... mmmbeer (1427) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 08 bottle served in trappist glass. Poured a faded maroon brown, medium carbonation of tiny bubbles. Aroma of dark fruit, various spices, and funk. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is fairly light, some mild sourness on the tailend, finish is complete. Something just seems lacking in this brew. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2009 On draft at the brewhouse. Amber pour with a slightly metallic caramel nose. Flavor is light and watery caramel with a light mouthfeel. Almost every NXNW beer I had on my trip tasted watered down. They werent bad flavors, just not nearly enough. This is no exception. pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2007
12-29-07 bottle. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Cloudy yellow orange with a decent head. Smells more like a sour or a lambic. It is fruity and really not bad. Can taste the alcohol - not very well masked or balanced here. Strong flavor and okay palate. Overall, not horrible - just not my favorite style.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Date: February 22, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, nice spicy character, balancing bitterness follows the spicyness, touch of candy caramel brings it back to sweet, nice bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Tap. The one I had claimed to be an English style barleywine. Had an iced-t colored body with a lasting film of bubbles. Nose-quite subdued, light malt extract. Taste-big ’ol dose of chocolate baking powder-chalky, light caranel (like soft caramel chews), almost woody but the chalkiness is all consuming and imposible to get past. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Served in a tiny tulip, dirty beer clean glass. tan 1/2" head lasts 30 seconds. color is deep amber with red tint. Aroma of carmelized sugars and sourdough. Consistency is really nutty. Flavor is nutty fruity, sweet, and taste too much like alcohol. bite starts off strong but smoothens out to a slow burn on the way down. finish is tart and bready. a bit heavy overall.