Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Opaque brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of burnt chocolate. Taste has roasty espresso. Tasty.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@RBWG-A-on tap-brown-black. A-roasty/chicory/cocoa-dk malt. T-rye/roasty/chicory/cocoa-dk malt, hops.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with prunes, coffee notes, licorice and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, leather, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jtclockwork (10428) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewery. Pours dark brown/tan head. Nose and taste of cocoa nib, coffee and light roast. Medium body.
adnielsen (10027) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ French Broad. Pours a deep reddish appearance with a brown head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, and earth in the nose. Some anise in the flavor. Moderate bitterness. Chocolate. Fine.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head that quickly fades. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bitter hops that linger. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Tap ][ French Broad ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, deep brown to near black with medium coffee foam. Nose is coffee, lemon, burnt sugar. Taste is lemon tart, aerated, shy. Palate is thin, lemon tart.
DrSilverworm (8150) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Barley’s during RBWG. Very nice chocolate flavors here. Light earthy hop. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, lightly soft carbonation. More dry finish. Good moderate bitter taste. Light bitter sweet. Black color. Thin light brown head. Some ropes of lace. Good cocoa stout. Nice, more bitter dark chocolate roasty character to it, I like that.
deyholla (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a near black with an earthy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of coffee and bitter chocolate but is mainly dark grains and bread. Flavor is full of bitter chocolate with a backbone of earthy dark grains.
phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the brewery- thanks again! Pours a deep opaque brown with a finger of tan head that laces the glass. Notes of chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, and tobacco. The cocoa nibs are very smooth and well-balanced by roast and earthy notes. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, roasty, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.