GenDV138 (6088) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Capitol City Shirlington. Maybe not retired now. 4.9% ABV, 17 IBU. Murky brown with beige head. Aromas of malt, roasty notes, cocoa. Tastes of roasty notes, cocoa, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.
mjmoen (329) - - MAY 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
B. Pours a dark brown color with khaki head. A little watery and a little too bitter
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2010 A clear brown ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, raising bread and herbal malts (glass was too warm, so more fruity esters were being ejected from the glass.) In mouth, a good nutty malt, oily mouthfeel, nice and smooth. On tap at brewpub, Feb. 26 2010.
nimbleprop (7515) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled this on tap at the Shirlington location. Pours a translucent, caramel brown with a frothy, slightly beige head. Aroma was a definite let down, some slight nuttiness, some light caramel and that’s pretty much it. Flavors were the same and fairly neutral, some sweet caramel malts, nuts, some dark breads. Finish has some lasting sweetness, kinda watery. Below average.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Capitol Hill location. Roasty, sweet flavors. Malty. It certainly isn’t their greatest beer, but I thought it was better than many I’ve had elsewhere.
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Downtown) Off-white head atop a lightly hazed copper-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some caramel, earthy, light anise. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, caramel, some roast, nut, earthy, light cinnamon. Light body with light acidity.
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on draft at the Capitol City Capitol Hill location on September 5th, 2005. Brown bodied, obviously, with a small tan head. Nose is malty and nutty. Semi-sweet choco-like notes as well. Taste is toasty and sweet with lots of malts, mild hops, and raw nuts. Body is medium with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes a bit toasty with more nuttiness and sweet malts.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nut brown? Geez, just about every beer I tried here looked somewhere between copper red and brown - very little difference in the colors. Some sweet nuttines here, followed by a very weak finish. Moslty bland, but not actively bad.
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Capitol City, Capitol Hill DC. Reddish brown in color. Nutty aroma. Medium bodied. Flavour is nutty and malty.
Not bad but a bit on the bland side.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bearable but bland stuff. whiff of frangelico or something similar. sticky, some nougat, not much else