Travlr (13301) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Dark brown color, massive beige head. Aroma of earthy, dirty chocolate. Taste is cocoa powder and coffee grounds.
radagast83 (5054) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Aroma was nice roasted malts, light coffee. Mild. Flavor is nice and robust though. Lightly roasted coffee, nice toffee, malts. Nice and dry. Quite sessionable and enjoyable.
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft->mini lager at RFD. Deep brown with small tan head. Bitter coffee dominates, with some roasted malt and dark cocoa. Moderate carbonation, tad watery. Decent.
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown-black body with tan edge, medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee/espresso, some milk chocolate, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Light-medium body.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the brewery. Black with a thin tan head. Burnt toast, light bitter coffee, overly roasted malt. Described by bartender as an oatmeal stout. If so, then it’s all wrong: thin body, astringent finish. No creaminess, and not smooth.
Nickls (1886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Khaki frothy head, on a dark black body. Touches of burlap, toasty, slight coffee, bitter chocolate and slight sweetness in the aroma. Flavor is nicely dry. Dark roasted coffee, slight oat sweetness, and finishes dry. Lighter to medium body.
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Travlr. Pours dark brown with thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, earthy hops, dry wood, chocolate, and faint dark fruit. Flavor is dry roast base with some chocolate, woody notes, faint earthy bitterness, and faint dried fruit; dry, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (2442) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick frothy tan head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry coffee, very bitter, burnt toast. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like burnt coffee, bready.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Travlr. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy, and herbal hops with roast and chocolate malt, prunes and licorice. Flavor is bitter dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Bacterial (1721) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blah! Draft at Pizzaria Paradiso Dupont Circle in DC. Nice looking dark beer with a nice tan head. Roasted malt nose. Hopped like a black IPA, not the body you would expect from an oatmeal stout - thin. Bitter.