katrinaez (537) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hit for Duclaw. Perfect balance with coffee. Great feel on the tongue. Some grit but smooth. Tap
strongpieman (1589) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark tan head, deep black color. Thick body, roasted flavors, sims chocolate. Excellent stout
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle trade from SJ. Nice roasted aroma, taste of coffee, roasted malts, dark fruit...raisin, and Earth.
kayres (646) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark black with a thick tan head. Rich choclaty coffee aroma. Smooth and very full bodied. Very roasted and choclaty
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djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy beige head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is chocolate, raisin, and toffee. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roasted malt and dark chocolate. Decent.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at DuClaw Bel Air.
Appearance: Pitch black body with a thin tan head.
Aroma: Very heavy on fig and dark chocolate.
Taste: Strong fig with dark chocolate, too much fig.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Way too much fig, not enough roast, didn’t even want to finish my sample.
snoworsummer (3149) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours very dark brown with a thick tan head. Tastes sweet, syrupy, chocolatey, mellow. Almost no hop character. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate and malt.
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 Vintage Bottle, Purchased 30 July 2011, Sampled 15 February 2013
Deep pitch black coloured head with a thin, fast-dying light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, fennel, nuts, caramel, vanilla, oak and a bit of prunes. Full-bodied; Strong roasty malt flavour with some coffee, nuts, caramel and a lot of anise and licorice flavours. Aftertaste shows some alcohol burn, a hint of peat and smoked flavours with a prolonged caramelised sugar flavour and a bit more alcohol. Overall, a strong and roasty beer with some good imperial stout flavours, but perhaps a bit too much alcohol burn and not enough complexity - especially after three years. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 30-July-2011 for US$9.00 sampled at home in Washington on 15-February-2013.
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.
Really a fabulous appearance. Black as night with a half inch of dense, khaki colored he’d that plasters the pint glass with sticky lace ringlets.
The aroma offers a nice balance of roast, chocolate, and coffee.
The flavor is also well balanced, with a pronounced coffee/roast bitterness in the finish.
Alcohol content is hidden quite well. Not particularly viscous or palate coating, but rather, easy to drink. Maybe too easy, considering this is an 8% abv stout.
Overall, a solid beer from a local brewery. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-17-2012
Derek881 (1047) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had a 4oz sample of this beer at the 2012 Frederick Beer Festival. The beer had a dark brown/black color with a creamy dark tan head with average size and retention, and light cling. The aroma featured a toasty sweet chocolate malt scent along with caramel and a bit of toffee, to go with some slight earthy hops. Its taste was sweet with notes of chocolate and some coffee, along with caramel, toffee, and a slight bitterness. It was a creamy, fairly wet, smooth beer with high carbonation and a lively, full mouthfeel,