GenDV138 (3516) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the DC Local Gathering on 8/1/2015. Trade from a friend, thanks Daniel! Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, light chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roast, coffee, bitter notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
nimbleprop (6061) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a murky black with some cloudy, tan head. Nose has molasses, licorice, malt, chocolate, coffee bean. Flavor is sweet, bready, malty, chocolate, coffee, molasses. Full bodied finish.
solidfunk (5460) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with decent head and lacing. Roast, dark chocolate. Good balance. Medium bitter finish. Bottle shared at tasting.
Iphonephan (4610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 50 cl bottle shared at the RB DC tasting Aug 1, 2015. Pours a dark cola with an off white head. Roasty nose. Flavors of dark chocolate and chicory. Bitter roast finish.
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear very dark brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of dark bitter cocoa powder. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and espresso. Decent.
jsquire (3750) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a short lived beige head. Nose of molasses, caramel coffee and and a very grassy hop. Strong grass and earthy hops notes with tons of coffee, chocolate, burnt grains and sticky molasses. The finish is long with spent coffee grounds. Nice big beer.
Imaena (2084) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is a killer brew with lots and lots of roasted malts and insane hopping. Worth a go.
superspak (3483) - Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/28/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, dark bread, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, light char, herbal, grass, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, dark bread, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, light char, herbal, grass, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, dark bread, light licorice/dark fruit, smoke, light char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Russian imperial stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Errl (2168) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is chocolate, spice, roasty, peanut butter..Taste is roast, chocolate, nutty, dusty..
SudsMcDuff (6919) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Why must we live in such a crazy dark brown pour .. Medium strength head .. Lots of ink and tar, strong roast .. . Medium to full mouth and a long toasty finish .. . I hope it was ok that I didn’t actually drink this in ohio...