GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Meridian Pint for $2 celebrating their 2nd anniversary. Pours clear deep cola. Weak beige foam. Nose is heavy coffee and hazelnut. Taste is rich, tangy, some dark sugary cherry, spicy dark chocolate, sugarcube. Palate is very dry and nicely bitter. Filling and rich. Pretty good.
jbeatty (1241) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery, 06/23/2012. Black/deep brown pour, persistent creamy head, fine lacing. Dark roast in the aroma, coffee grounds, light touch of vanilla, chocolate, sweeter in the end with maybe some brown sugar. Taste mildly sweet, roasted malts and coffee, dry bitter finish. Smooth body. Enjoyable, light stout with good depth.
lamas (1548) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler straight from the brewery. A deep mahogany pour with a smallish dark khaki head. Lots of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, potting soil, caramel, hints of candied sugar, and touches of vanilla in the aroma. Goes down relatively thin to medium-bodied. Semi-sweet upfront taste-wise with a little caramel and some cocoa powder. A very grainy middle. Rather bitter at the tail-end with some roasted coffee and a good deal of bittersweet chocolate. The finish is crisp and only slightly dry. Nothing too memorable.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes, VA. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big roasted malt and oatmeal notes with some sweet malts and chocolate. The taste is bitter roasted malts, oats, nuts and bitter hops. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
Nickls (2336) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Two fingers of a creamy solid khaki head on a mahogany body. Dark chocolate, oats, slight sweetness and light roast in the aroma. Flavor is quite bitter with dark chocolate and strong coffee bitterness without a whole lot of coffee. Medium to lighter soft body with ok carbonation. Not bad.
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nimbleprop (7201) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour at the brewery. Pours a lightly watery, otherwise opaque black with some thin, white head. Nose of coffee, burnt toast, black malts, light licorice, brown sugar, brown bread. Flavor of cola, toast, coffee grounds, cereal, oatmeal. I was surprised at how much of a bitter hop kick the flavor also included. Medium bodied, soft finish.
Travlr (20924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draf. Black color, large fluffy brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of chocolate bars dipped in bitter coffee. Taste is oily buned coffee. OK.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium beige head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some smoke, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, light cola. Medium body, low carbonation.
radagast83 (7088) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At release party at Churchkey. Poured an opaque dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. Roasted malts with grain notes, dark malts. Flavor was cereal grains, those definitely dominate. Creamy mouth feel. This one is solid, and good! Session-able.