tia (805) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Secco. Very dark with thin mocha head and light lacing. Smells earthy, chocolaty, and smoky with a hint at metallic. I am influenced by the server who said briny, I agree. Also chocolaty and a hint roasty. Big but still clean and dry.
Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma quiet mild. Roasty front with earthy backing. Notes of chocolate. Fairly straight.
Top: creamy mid cap with off white shade.
Base: clear brown.
Palate : soft textures. Quiet drinkable with lighter carbonation.
Taste: slight leaf like notes. Caramel and chocolate. Fairly mild.
Other notes: Straight easy going ale.
Davros (1515) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small tan head.
Nose shows roasted amlt, toasty hints, cocoa, coffee, and a briny note.
Heavy roasted malt as a flavour too with liquorice and toasty characters.
Nice medium-thick body.
argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, light nut/salt. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some roast, light nut/salt. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
Damico (1979) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma brings rich, roasted, lightly sweet, earthy briney malts. Pours dark unclear brown, but pur, no cloudiness. Flavor brings similar briney and sweet malts on a bit of a thinner body.
NikkTwist (965) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Opaque pour. Khaki foam ring. Juicy strong well blended stout. Coffee/chocolate. Liquorice. Hint of oysters but much less so than other Oyster Stouts I have had.
But wait ... shouldn’t it be "Pearls before swine"?
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Great name, extra points for that. Black color, white edge head. Aroma of licorice. Taste is burnt coffee. decent.
MadRobin (1061) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in the DuPont Circle neighborhood, Washington, DC.
Opaque, black-brown with a small khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, sweet roasted malt, mild roasted coffee, light herbal hops.
Taste of sweet roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and light herbal hops. A pleasant sweet taste, but it lacks complexity.
Full/medium body and low/medium carbonization.
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solidfunk (1919) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy black with decent head and lacing. Some roast malt, coffee and nut. Finishes a little sour, but sourness dominates over a touch of bitterness. On tap at Blue Monk.
Braudog (5060) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Birch, I think I was the first (thanks, Ben). Midnight red-black with a thin top, pockmarked with watery foamy bubbles. The beer has a whipped coffee character up front, super dry, cloying even. But then you get that salt-lick-kick in the finish. No, I made sure it wasn’t the nuts. Interesting, good stuff. (#5032, 5/25/2013)