DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster on tap at the brewpub. Clear brown red color. Kind of not-black for a stout, though. Thin khaki head, leaves pretty good lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lighter body for the ABV, but it has a good, full full. Not as chewy as a typical stout of this strength, though. Caramel, nutty malt, some chocolate, light roast and good bit of coffee in the finish. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Pretty decent stuff, but doesn’t seem quite like a stout, even though it has some stout flavors. More like a brown ale.
moderrnlifeiswar (53) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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snoworsummer (2167) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the restaurant. Pours opaque dark brown. Medium body and low carbonation. Tastes like coffee, burnt toast, and slightly sweet. Malty, oat, coffee aromas.
MadRobin (1964) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at a Brewer's Alley Beer Pairing Dinner at a Frederick Keys/Potomac Nationals class A baseball game at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, MD.
Opaque, very dark brown with a tiny pale khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of sweet roasted malt, cocoa, milk chocolate and light coffee.
Taste of sweet roasted malt, milk chocolate and light coffee.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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BMMillsy (1393) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Rating from memory. Dark with low carbonation. Nice and chewey mouthfeel and a hearty oatmeal flavor. Not a sweet one, but pretty solid.
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radio_nowhere (833) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 Tap. Very dark brown with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and oatmeal; some chocolate, fruit and smoke. Taste is light and sweeter then expected. Decent.
sonnycheeba (3570) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, oatmeal, earthy hops, light chocolate, dark fruit, and faint smoke. Flavor is roast malt forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth.
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sampler at brewpub. Very dark brown, not quite opaque color, nice malty aroma, light body which is somewhat deceptive, pretty good sweet roasted malt flavor. Tasted on 7/05/2009.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as dark as a typical stout. Chocolate dark, I guess? Smells like oats and smoke. Soft, toasted malts with some smoke which comes to prominence over time. More like a porter, maybe?
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Opaque dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, coffee and toffee. Sweetish with some old coffee taste.