dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CCB. Pours a thin black with tan head. Big whiskey and roasted grain nose. Taste is light roasted malts and touches of whiskey. Tasty.
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jbruner (1696) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 isn’t as prominent as in the aroma. Light espresso flavors linger in the back of the throat. Much creamier mouthfeel than I’ve 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.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super dark brown pour, creamy beige head. Loads of roast, chocolate, oak, whiskey notes, caramel. Sweeter than most dry stouts. I enjoyed this.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Iphonephan (2219) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Westchesterco (669) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, earthy, brown, minimal head, frothy, tan foam, Coffee tastefull body, creamy, long finish,
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at CCB during hunahpu day 2013 with Andrew, Maggi and Geoff. Pours a deep black body with no head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate and light roast. Mouthfeel is medium with similar notes in the flavor. Pretty straightforward, but I thought it worked.