deyholla (6483) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by Gene at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a musty dark grain note with light roasted malts backing. Flavor has more roasted malts and chocolate with a smooth dark grain finish.
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Slightly bitter earthy notes with pine needles and moderate cocoa sweetness. Slightly prickly, with the cocoa helping things out a bit.
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at Grand Tasting - RBWG. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, nuts and toast. Medium body.
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Travlr. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light roast malt, chocolate, dark candi sugar, figs and dates with faint earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light dark malt notes, candi sugar, light hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Whole Foods Short Pump, 12/1/13. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, tart fruits, earth. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, mild earth. Medium bodied, slightly sweet. Nice beer.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Rustico - Alexandria. Poured a near pitch black color, maybe extremely dark brown color, medium sized tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, plenty of nice fruity notes. Some coffee notes, bitterness. Flavor was nice, creamy chocolates, coffee, anise notes. Very very drinkable.
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz pour at the brewery. Inky black with one ring of white head. Nose is excellent, chocolate, molasses, malt, toast, licorice. Flavor has a lot of licorice but not overly sweet, dark chocolate, malt, toast, coffee. Full, dry finish. Lovely.
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours very dark brown with a thin beige head. Tastes like coffee, smoked meat, and burnt toast. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells smokey, burnt, like coffe, toast, and meat.
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Nearly black, but really mahogany brown. Rally roasty aroma, toast, slight plum an chocolate. Flavor is very similar, roasty, dry but nice dark fruit and dark bitter chocolate. Medium to thin body.
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, earthy hops, light ash, chocolate, plums, and faint vanilla. Flavor is roast malt base with chocolate, faint coffee, dark fruit esters, and light hop bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.