BrettTaylor (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured as a sampler at the brewery. Chocolate and coffee on nose, malty sweet with coffee and some choc, hints of orange, creamy taste surprisingly short finish compared to other stouts.
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet. Malty. Good body. Very smooth and Velvety. Vanilla, chocolate flavors.
Emeister84 (1364) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of dark chocolate, subtle roast, some raisin. Black with a fairly lasting off-white head. Mostly dry, some dried raisiny flavors as it finishes. Full bodied, toasted, pretty smooth.
StoutDr (44) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light on the aroma of roasted malt and sweetness. Very light on the mouthfeel and watery. Nice balance of roasted flavor and an aftertaste of bitter chocolate. Not among my favorites.
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Spacebar. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Chocolate aroma. Flavors of coffee, cocoa and orange. Medium to heavy bodied, smooth silky mouthfeel, slight bitter finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apocalypse 6th Seal Chocolate Stout. Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. It pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Lots of roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Velvety smooth on the tongue with a touch of sweetness and lots of roasted malt. Slight nuttiness on the back end. I’m not sure what some of you are drinking. This is a solid stout.
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Fireworks Leesburg. Pours coca cola brown with a thin khaki head. Big chocolate on the nose. The chocolate tastes a bit burned on the tongue. There’s definitely some lactose but it fades quickly. Finishes clean but thin on the tongue. Eh!
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Walnut and roasted malt nose. Black pour, headless. Sweet walnut, barely perceptible chocolate. Soft carbonation. A bit cloying. This brewery’s offerings run a bit sweet for my taste, but they’ve got chops.
jtclockwork (9989) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABF. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of sweet chocolate, vanilla and light roast chocolate. Medium body.
Foxbush (1403) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery This stout poured a deep black with tan head. There was some chocolate,coffee and roasted malt on the nose. Another patron said this was the best of the brewery. It was excellent with a nice medium body and soft carbonation. The chocolate malt flavor and toffee were delicious. The taste does have a richness that is very special. The finish was smooth with rich chocolate at the end.