ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly transparent body. Weak, fizzy taste. Light coffee soda flavor. Very dissapointing. Not what I expected from a brewery with some great beers.
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark maroon, 6 bubble head, yet very effervescent. Aroma of roasted coffee. Very thin. Not complex. I had to taste it 3 times before I could remember it enough to write down my impression.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep chocolate brown. Medium creamy coffe colored head. Slight lacing. Smells of coffee, flowery hops and carmelized malts. First sip, mild chocolate, leading into a bland middle with a finish reminiscent of the oak barrell stout. A touch of hops, choclate and coffee with a side of allchohol. The feeling is light and very watery, not much texture and the carbonation seems to overpower a bit. If the excellent finish was brought forward this could be a much better black and tan.
alexanderj (3377) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Dulles. This to me seemd like a watered down version of the stout; which I really enjoy. The Ale just did not add much and in fact detracted. Definitely have the stout over this.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub on 7/16/06: Pours a clear dark mahogany with a nicely-lacing off-white head. Aroma has a nice light toasty caramel sweetness with a touch of piny hoppiness. Body starts with a pleasant earthy sweet caramel maltiness, nicely-balanced with an earthy, mildly bitter hoppiness and toasty cookie dough flavor.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, and oatmeal, leading to a dry roasted end.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - NOV 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just an average black and tan, had this a few times both on tap and in bottles. Dark body, cream head. Smells of chocolate and coffe, taste is same, but rather non-descript. In many ways could be considered old-school with no dynamics.
AskForJenny (1031) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz draft at Dulles airport during layover. No head, burnt notes on the nose, grassy then licorice on the tongue. Forgettable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Old Dominion for breakfast - RBSG DC 06
Brown/black, light head and lacing. Nose of light hop, plenty of roast and sweet malt. Not too exciting. Light vanilla and grass maybe. The finish is moderate.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red body with a large off-white head. Light roasted malt aroma. Sweet heavy chocolate flavor with some roasted malt hints.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at OD Brewpub. Dark clear reddish brown with a small beige head. Roastiness, chocolate and a hint of grass in the nose. Feels like a porter. Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and plenty of hop bitterness. Well rounded. Medium body, moderate to light carbonation. I was never a big fan of black and tans but this one was pretty solid.