Drake (7839) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, oats, chocolate, mild smoke and a hoppy finish. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oats and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Well done... I really liked this.
Beer2knew (6) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer! Had a sample from tap and bought a grenade. Pours dark brown with tab head. Good head retention. Great smell and taste, cocoa and coffee. Really creamy with a light hop finish. Glad this was my first stout!!!
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great name. Draft at the source. Black, brown head. Aroma of rich chocolate. Taste is smoky burnt coffee and dark cocoa. Medium to light body.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery. Black pour with a tall, foamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, burnt oatmeal, roasted malt and soft chocolate. Taste is coffee beans, roasted oats, soft chocolate, roasted malt, and burnt caramel. Body is a bit lacking but it is a 3.9% beer, so maybe that’s why. Very soft, bubbly carbonation with a light-medium overall feel. This reminds me, body wise, of some of the cask ales from England I had. Guess this could be called anything from thin bodied to "delicate", or maybe even slightly watery. Ends with more coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, burnt oatmeal and light caramel. Nice sessionable stout, body notwithstanding. A little more meat on the bones would have been nice. Tasty either way. The coffee and chocolate mix well with the roasted malt. It didn’t lean heavy on either side of the fence.