SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 first bottle was a single from U-Stop... . . what an interesting brew, It has a good uplifting smell and has no real head at ALL. No bother, the taste is like ,wow! CRAZY sweet assortment of flavors, could use a tad bit more carbonation but not really seeing as this is a sippin good night brew, but wow! NO surprise here, ANOTHER great beer from St.Arn’s! .. . . i got spice in my eye PorterPounder (8364) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Picked up at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx. Pours a dark amber color - not unlike strong iced tea. Tight white head. Slight candy-fruity aroma, a bit of confectioners sugar as well. Flavor has a slight hint of Christmas spice, some brandy, and dates. Mouthfeel is just a tad too sticky and artificial. Alcohol is hidden well though. A pretty decent winter warmer. AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Kegs and Barrels, Plano, TX. Aroma is of caramel malts, spice and a light dark fruit. Flavor is mostly similar. Caramel with a chewy biscuit malts, light spices, and grassy English hops. Very much has an English feel to it. Texture is lightly grainy. Medium in body. Finish is clean and sweet. Nothing really bold or over-the-top but it does have a nice drinkability. Had no problem killing half a 6’er with a friend. Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - NOV 14, 2010
12oz bottle from a trade with Bill, thanks BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
Appearance: Slightly hazy dark amber/brown with a small off-white head, some lacing in the glass
Aroma: Sweet toasted malts and dark fruits, spices
Taste: Caramel, spices and some hop bitterness in the finish
Nice holiday beer, not over done with the spices.
I think this beer is a bit underated. Pours with a small, fizzy, light brown head that leaves a bit of lacing. Deep amber body. Aroma of fig, port wine and spices. Malty, chocolate, then spicey, and finally fig or pitted fruit taste. A bit too fizzy for my liking, but a strong showing for a Texas beer.
Strykzone (7806) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Had a sample of this at Ginger Man in Austin. This poured dark brownish and was opaque. No head and no carbonation seen or felt. The nose offered raisins, other fruit, spices, and malt. This was a bit of a mess to me. Raisins ans spices were tasted but there was an undistinguishable mish mash after that. Not for me. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Fizzy copper color with a sweet caramel malty aroma. Body has a medium hoppiness and a touch of spice. This exhibits good balance and is one of the best Texas beers I have tried. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Bottle thanks to David! Poured clear autumnal orange with a light ring and a dusting of white head. Aroma picked up toasty caramel and English toffee along with some alcohol and oxidation notes.. became a bit sharp as it warmed up. Flavor picked up some toffee again at the base with moderate floral hoppage and a large, ugly overriding slick alcohol and oxidation presence.. perhaps an old bottle? Slick on the palate, but tacky at times.. left a warm, rather sharp finish. May have to try this again sometime. vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Cask pour. Brown pour with tan head. Christmas spices, pine and sweetness aromas. Cinnamon, some darker flavor, finishes with some plum and other Belgian influenced flavors. ajnepple (7350) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12 oz bottle from Wilburs. Spices, sweet malts and light bitter hops. Crisp and kind of bland with a dry, lingering finish.