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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Dry stout aged on whiskey chips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6103) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Nitro draft poured into a tasting snifter. Pours jet black with a finger of light tan head. Pretty good lacing. Aromas of cream, coffee, chocolate, a bit of whiskey. Tasting notes of toffee, cream, coffee, light whiskey. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On nitro tap at CCB; pours a thick black with fluffy brown head and good lacing. Aroma of smoked oak, whiskey, and slight roasted malt. Taste follows with a baby whiskey and oak flavor and a slightly sweet chocolate back end. Easy to drink and smooth, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Nitro tap in a shaker at the taproom. Very dark brown, near black pour. Creamy beige head sits almost two fingers thick atop the elixir. I can smell whiskey from arms length. Up close the aroma reveals coffee and a tough of smoke alongside the whiskey. Taste is smokiest than expected. Lots of roast and charred oak. The whiskey isnít as prominent as in the aroma. Light espresso flavors linger in the back of the throat. Much creamier mouthfeel than Iíve been accustomed to from the style. Leaves a light film on the tongue which is a nice quality of many CCB brews. Drinks bigger than it is which should please many who steer clear of Irish dry stouts because they lack body and flavor. This one lacks neither.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
On nitro at CCB. Pours a hazy dry stout brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, roasted malt, earth, wood, and whiskey. Flavor is similar- whiskey presence is pronounced with earthy and dry roast all over. Medium in body with lots of oak, earth, and whiskey in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3561) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, oak and whiskey. Lots of whiskey flavor with roasted malts and chocolate with some oak and a hint of smoke. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Super dark brown pour, creamy beige head. Loads of roast, chocolate, oak, whiskey notes, caramel. Sweeter than most dry stouts. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
Sampled at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a viscous, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose of chocolate, malt, nuts, cola, malt powder. Flavor is lightly smokey, black pepper, malt, chocolate, nuts, crackers, brown bread. Medium bodied, dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6260) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Craft Brewers Conference. Nitro pour. Pours black with a creamy tan. Coffee aroma. Flavors of cigar ash, coffee and toasted malt. Smooth mellow finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
chocolate, coffee, earthy, brown, minimal head, frothy, tan foam, Coffee tastefull body, creamy, long finish,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Inkier pour, huge nitro head. Big retention and 360 nitro lace. Nose is muted, detergent, mild dried lemon. Taste is weaker, minerally, very light bodied. Papery, void palate.

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