argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(ODBF04) Black body topped by tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some cherry. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, caramel, some cherry. Light-medium watery body.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Brewfest, Old Dominion
dark brown, big tan head, rich chocolate aroma, rich malty flavor, lots of chocolate, touch of roasted,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Mode: Draft, Nitro
black with ruby edges, lasting thin fine tan head, tons of lace, strong chocolate malt aroma, creamy velvet body, very rich chocolate flavor, touch of butterscotch sweetness, hint of bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 16/20
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-chocolate/molasses, some earthy hops. Taste is roasty oat/dark malt-chocolate/molasses, with a backbone of earthy hops. Good carbonation. Not my style, but well done. Full body.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at ODBF 2004... Crystal clear, very, very dark, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee and light smoke. The flavor is decently bittered and balanced, but bland and thin. Hints of chocolate and instant coffee. Light-to-medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Short, crisp, clean finish.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Very smooth, with lots of espresso coffee and cooking chocolate. Fair amount of bitterness, but a touch of sweetness too. A pleasant, solid effort.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of light coffee and toasted malt. Sweet malt with a nice malt bitter. Medium bodied with light smooth carbonation.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cally’s. Dark black body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma and light chocolate. Rich roasted malt and chocolate flavor, fairly creamy. Medium light body with moderate carbonation and a smooth creamy finish.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body. Slick nitro head. The aroma is faint, but the flavor is a bit of espresso, some chocolate and a touch of butterscotch.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep and dark, a bit red, mocha head that sticks around. Roasty nose. Good coffee character in the roasts, bit bitter. Very good stuff.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Old Dominion Brew Fest. Deep, dark body with a tan head. Sweet, some caramel, and roasted malt in the aroma. Nice flavor. Very impressive...and quite tasty!