SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark amber/copper with small, creamy beige head. Aroma of light chocolate, some dark fruit, toasted grain and malt. Flavor has a medium sweetness, notes of chocolate, light metal, dark fruit, hints of brown sugar, toffee and a bit nutty. Medium-heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, is ok. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of TCUfroggie) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted grain, golden raisins, caramel, and light butterscotch. Flavor of nuts, caramel, raisins, subtle chocolate, and toasted grain. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Thinking about the contest for the design of this beer’s label still irks me a bit, but this review is about the beer and not some art fluke. Pours a fairly clear reddish orange with a creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, butterscotch (not off-putting), and toast. taste begins with caramel and transitions into a more earthy flavor with a slight hop presence to it. Finish becomes woody with lingering caramel sweetness. Bitterness is pleasant and mild to moderate. Mouthfeel is creamy and slick at once, very dopplebock-like in feel, with a moderate alcohol presence. Good stuff, more exciting than "bock" makes it sound. Good. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to TCUfroggie) clear light amber with creamy tan bubbles. Nose of raisins, chocolate wafers, and cream. Taste of watery grain, umami, peppercorns, chocolate, unsweet, herbal, anise, not good. Stewed tomatoes too. Lots going on, but doesn’t go well together. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth.
Braudog (6852) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
The beer pours a medium brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of caramel and toffee malt with a little bit of dark fruit mixed in. There is also a little bit of alcohol in the aroma.
The flavor is also pretty good. I get a lot of toasted malt, with some caramel and toffee mixed in. There is a little bit of chocolate and some pecan and hazelnut notes.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Draft at the Fort Worth Saucer. Dark, dark red with just a thin head. Rich and roasty with a little bit of an alcoholic kick. Caution. (#4340, 10/12/2011) Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle from Dr. Jeckyll’s. Brown pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is a little plum, roasted, and smoke. Taste is smoke, lots of dark grain, a little bite, dark fruit, and chocolate. Cavie (4836) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Very glad to see this. Pours a murky orangish brown color with a brown type head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, nuts and roasty notes. Has the typical Rahr flavor, possibly from the house yeast. Chocolaty flavor with some roasted notes. Yeasty finish. cowboylogic08 (1) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2011 does not count
22 oz. Bomber blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Nutty malt with hints of roast and caramel and just enough hops to balance the sweetness. Medium body, palate starts soft and moves quickly into some fizz.
Good solid beer. Nothing over the top but easy drinking and enjoyable.
on tap, medium brown color with no foam, roast caramel aroma with nice nutty flavors of malt and some chocolate, finish can be a little metallic